It was a wonderful occasion, but all good things must end. Knowing that I'd see most of these folks tomorrow at Afton Station made it easier to leave. It was the largest and best breakfast of all, but I wanted to get back to the Station to relieve Robin and finish the day.
We stopped only once, in downtown Joplin to see the new murals. Ron snapped a quick photo.
Once back in Afton, we had an afternoon full of interesting visitors. Another beautiful European honeymoon couple came in first. They're from Genoa, Italy.
Bill Catlett stopped by. He's a gentleman who stopped in to Afton Station last summer on his bicycling adventure on Route 66 in which he cycled all of the Route, gave 100% of donations to charity, and then wrote a book about it. He came in this year specifically to give a copy of the book to Robin and Phil, whom he described as "the nicest people to greet him on the route." I wasn't there that day, but apparently Robin and Phil were so gracious that their photo appears in the book with a very kind comment. Good to know that my place is being so well-watched when I'm gone.
My good friend Joe Paul stopped in with his wife Glenda and son Tyler. They thought the concert was today, but their mistake was fine with me because I got to chat with them for about an hour.
Other visitors today came from Pryor OK, Seneca OK, St. Louis MO (Joe Sonderman's wife), Uvalde TX, Rancho Cucamonga CA, Ketchum OK, and Owasso, OK.
I can't wait for tomorrow! You'll hear all about it as soon as I recuperate from the excitement!