Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mighty Fine Day

 Today was quite a day at Afton Station on beautiful Route 66 in Afton, Oklahoma.   Tops on the list of good news is that Ron M. is starting to heal and come around.  Within a few days he should be able to receive visitors and maybe acknowledge the presence of his friends.  I'll let you know when that happens.  Meanwhile,  tomorrow is his 66th birthday, so if anyone wants to send good wishes, I'm sure he'll be able to acknowledge them soon.

A very nice lady named Ann Sherman visited today and stayed for the majority of the day.  She's a photographer who is putting together a coffee table book featuring the car collections of Oklahoma.  I was blown away by the number of beautiful vehicles which reside in hidden away collections in this state!  Her pictures are stunning.  Ann is winding up work on the book and wanted to photograph our collection, which she did.  Can't wait for the book to be published!

There were also a lot of other intriguing guests today.   The father of this family from Bethlehem, PA is a major collector of die cast cars, having hundreds -- or was that thousands?   Obviously, he was interested in our vehicle collection.
This couple from Hamilton, New Zealand have certainly come a long way to get away from winter in their land.  They have spent seven weeks on Route 66 and when that trip is finished, they'll spend two months in various places on the East Coast.
These three fun guys arrived on motorcycles from Greenfield and Portsmouth, Ohio.  The two brothers and one of their sons were clearly enjoying every minute of their ride down the Mother Road.  A handsome bunch, too!
The rest of our visitors came from Chelsea OK, Moore OK, Conway MO, Vienna Austria, Woodbine KS, and St. George KS.  Phil and I managed to close up and leave on time for a change.  That happens rarely these days.

1 comment:

Susan Yates said...

Good news about Ron. Hope he can celebrate his special birthday soon. 66 on 66 sounds right for your good Afton Station supporter and I'll bet he'd like to be out on 66--the sooner the better.