Thursday, July 5, 2012

More Sweltering

I just have a few comments for today.   It was a good day, but I left my enthusiasm in the 107-degree weather on the way home.  Don't get me wrong -- Afton Station, my car, and my house in Tulsa are all wonderfully cooled.  It's just that it only takes minutes of the in-between to wilt me.  And wilted I am!

The morning started off with Marly and Phil making last-minutes repairs/modifications to the trailer they took to Elk City to pick up the Waldmire UHaul.    They got a later start than expected, but finally pulled out around 11 a.m.   I trust that right about now they're taking advantage of  the pool at the motel I arranged for them, or perhaps enjoying a cold brew.  They'll be back tomorrow evening with the treasure.  
Most of our 25 guests were from the midwest, and for the first time in ages we had no visitors from any foreign countries.   The folks we visited with today were from Anthony KS, Montague TX, Little Elm TX, Midwest City OK, Independence MO, Tulsa OK, Westville OK, Spring Branch TX, Dennison TX, and winners of the Distance Award for today, this couple from Lino Lakes, MN.    
This fellow is a former firefighter from Tulsa, but is now engaged in another career.  I liked him a lot (I admire firefighters!) and am happy that he'll be back next week.   Nice guy!
 A father and son from Spring Branch, TX stopped in on their full Chicago-to-Santa Monica Route 66 odyssey.   The father warmed my heart when he said he planned the trip because it could be the last time they can have that kind of bonding experience before the son is off to college. Here's the lucky young man trying out the comfort of the front seat of the DeSoto.


Ken Riches said...

Looking forward to the new treasure. Try and stay cool, we are trying as well.

Midday said...

It's probably too late, but I meant to write on behalf of your friends visiting Elk City that, the last time we were there, we were alerted to a really good local Mexican restaurant called Dos Compadres. It's a little off the beaten path, but it's good. Pedro's, on 66 (formerly Phillip Bell's famous Flamingo), will take care of your dining needs, as well, but, of the two, I'd choose Dos Compadres.

Laurel said...

I'm afraid I did read this too late to give them the Elk City recommendation, but I'll remember it for my own future trips there. By the way, who are you, Midday?

Midday said...
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Midday said...

My mistake, the name of the restaurant is Los Compadres.

Midday said...

My name is Kory, and we were through at the end of May, driving from Joplin,MO to Shamrock,TX. We all enjoyed the cars; our daughter especially liked seeing all those white wall tires! As I noted above, the name of the restaurant in Elk City is Los (not Dos) Compadres. It seemed like a family-owned restaurant with food less like El Chico's and more like a good place in south Texas.
We visited the Boots Motel in Carthage, MO last month, and I just saw via the Route 66 News website that they received a matching grant to restore the flat roof--congrats to them!
We look forward to seeing you all and the U-Haul soon.

Laurel said...

Ah, now I know who you are. I remember your daughter because so few young girls care as much about the cars as the little boys do. It was refreshing! I'll keep Los Compadres in my mind for the next time I go over to the Elk City area.