I can't complain a bit about the day at Afton Station. The sun was shining and the travelers were traveling. I'm not loaded with time to devote to this post tonight, but I'll try to summarize. When we (Ron M. and I) drove up to the Station a half hour early, there was a guy in bicycle gear looking in the window. It turns out he's from Mechanicsville, VA and he's part of a group of 18 riders who are pedaling across Route 66 from Chicago to Albuquerque as members of a non-profit group called Adventure Bicycle Club. They aren't going for speed; they only go 50 to 65 miles a day, but that's quite a feat indeed. None of the other cyclers stopped at the Station, but we were certainly honored by the visit from the one who did.
Shortly thereafter, this happy group from Atlanta, GA arrrived. We had a discussion about remembering names after first meetings (I'm just terrible at that!) so I vowed I'd remember the names of these three. Left to right: TJ, Signe, Rick. There! I think I did it! These folks also brought happiness to our day as they moved across Route 66 to Amarillo.
I'll probably be away from blogging for all of next week, as I won't be able to be in Afton for the week. You may see a word from me here and there, but don't expect any Afton Station news until I return. THANKS TO MY WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS, WE WILL BE OPEN EVERY DAY, HOWEVER!
Glad to hear that things picked up a bit compared to lately!
Enjoy your week off!
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