It is cold and gloomy today, with predictions of temperatures in the 20s and teens tomorrow. Winter is finally here. Afton Station was very quiet today, with a total of only five visitors. This couple came all the way from London, England. When asked why they decided to travel Route 66 in December, they explained that they travel in the U.S. a lot, and always choose December, feeling that it's the best time to avoid crowds. They're not wrong about that! They're an interesting couple indeed.
Our final visitor was a repeater, a wonderful man named Christian from Germany. He has been living in the Boston area (Quincy, MA) for several years and enjoys exploring Route 66 in his free time. He last visited Afton Station on Mar. 25 of this year, at which time he was photographing his Mercedes in front of various Route 66 sites. We were so happy that he came back for a second visit, and he spent about an hour sitting and chatting with Ron M. and me. His excellent photos can be seen at http://www.mercedes-forum.com/board/index.php?page=Thread&postID=678598#post678598 [This is now the correct URL for the site.]
Ron M., Tattoo, and Betty were all at the Station today, too.