Well, there had been 26 visitors to Afton Station prior to my departure one hour early, leaving the place in Phil's capable hands. I wanted to get back to Tulsa in order to visit with Ron M. in the hospital for a while. (I'm happy to report that he seems somewhat better, and he had even taken a walk in the hall before I got there.) I just hope that the chaos that marked the day at the Station didn't continue while Phil was holding down the fort all by himself.
I must say it was lovely chaos, however. For one thing, I topped an all-time high number of sales today. Guidebooks were virtually flying out the door. Can't complain about that! And then there was the visit from a couple from Portland, OR in this beautifully restored '41 Packard. We don't get a lot of visits from Packards, so its always a treat. He's outfitted the interior with modern, more comfortable seating and air conditioning, but the exterior is original and lovely. I'm sorry I didn't get a better picture of it.
I just got a call from Phil saying that the visitors keep coming in (and kept buying things!) after I left. That 's what I like to hear! I'm sorry I couldn't be there to greet them personally, but Phil is a great ambassador for the road so I'm sure they enjoyed their visits.