Exactly 111 people crossed our threshold today, unless I missed a few, which is quite possible. Two big groups made up the majority of that number. A Century (100-mile bicycle ride) used Afton as its mid-point, as it began and ended in Joplin, MO, and people were arriving and leaving all day. The committee came early and set up a table under our canopy where they gave out water, Gatorade, peanut butter sandwiches and bananas to the riders. The riders came in, used our bathrooms, and looked around at our cars and Route 66 items.
These four guys from Gouda in the Netherlands (yes, from whence comes the cheese) were quite excited about the flags we sell, and in fact bought them ALL!
Ron M. was with me all day and was a tremendous help, setting up the table for the bicycle group, going up a ladder to get the last of the Route 66 flags when the guys from Holland wanted to buy them all, leading all 111 people to the car showrooms, etc., etc., etc. Betty came in at a perfect time too, as she was able to help with the long lines which were forming at the counter with people wanting to buy things. Did I mention that we hit the highest one-day sales total EVER! Nice! Robin had a banner day yesterday, too. Things are hopping!
I will sleep well tonight for sure, but then Ron M. and I will be back in Afton bright and early tomorrow.