Ron M. and I intrepidly plowed through the snow this morning. . . and by snow, I mean about twenty -- that's twenty flakes, not twenty inches. For a much-warned-about-by-meteorologists event, it was a total dud. However, I did get to snap the first ever photo of Afton Station with a little snow on the roof.
At the Station, we had 5 visitors today. There was a couple from Pawnee, OK and a man from Afton, as well as this lovely and spirited mother and daughter from Waukegan, WI who are spending the daughter's spring break by driving Route 66. Rocky (the mother) and her husband live on a farm, where among other livestock, they have a small herd of buffalo! Hallye, the daughter, is a student at Northwestern University in Chicago. I loved the interaction between these two because it reminded me of my relationship with my own daughter. Hallye even lives in the same town as my daughter, Sarah. How 'bout that! This duo had a car full of guidebooks and they're trying to see everything that time permits. They enjoyed meeting Gary Turner yesterday! I have no doubt that their Mother Road trip will be fun filled and successful.