Sunday, April 22, 2012


This is Blog Post # 1001, and I'm tired!   I'm not tired of blogging;  I'll never be tired of that.  I'm just a bit weary from our busiest day at Afton Station so far this year.  Thankfully, the visitors came in a very organized, well-spaced way, so we were never overwhelmed.  We had time to chat with each and every oe of them, and there were some very interesting people among the 30 visitors.  Actually, every single one of them was interesting! 

For instance, these two childhood friends are celebrating their 66th birthdays by taking Route 66 on the way to a school reunion.  They're from Seneca, SC and Ft. Wayne, IN.  
This couple arrived in the really neat '23 T-Roadster below.   They traveled to Afton from Broken Arrow, OK and the somewhat disconcerted wife was frozen solid by the time they arrived.   It was a very chilly day today, and I don't think they realized how cold it was until they were on the road.  The vehicle has many decals honoring members of their family who have been involved in auto customization in the past.  The fine lady finally thawed out and left the Station happy. 
 The two trikes in the background belong to a couple of folks who drove up to Afton from Bixby, OK to get their "Oklahoma Passport" photos taken.  As you will recall, the Passport program sends bikers to 20 selected spots within the state of Oklahoma.  When all sites are visited and photographed, the riders become eligible for some nice prizes.  Afton Station is proud to be one of the sites -- in fact, we're the very first site listed in the book, so we are anticipating a good influx of visitors this summer as a result.
A group of eight folks from Granite Bay CA, Australia and New Zealand came in midday.  They had all met on separate Route 66 trips last summer and decided to join up this year for another cruise across the Mother Road.  International relations in action on Route 66!  Here several are attempting to navigate the pressed penny machine.
 Other visitors came from Huber Heights OH, Bartlesville OK, Windson Ontario Canada, Grove OK, Fayetteville AR, Jackson MI, Ketchum OK, and Mt. Vernon, MO.  Ron M. and I had visits from Betty, Phil, and Marly today as well.   Phil and Robin brought some very interesting old Route 66 photos from a previous trip which I hope to have time to post tomorrow.

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