Monday, October 14, 2013


Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. . .   What troubles?   It was an outstanding weekend on Route 66 and at Afton Station.  As I reported on Saturday, we had our biggest day ever.   Yesterday (Sunday) was much quieter, and we only had 11 visitors, exactly 100 fewer than Saturday.  But no matter. We needed a nice quiet day, and each time the quiet was interrupted, it was by tremendous visitors.  For example. . .
 . . . these two students, Kyle and Emily, from Haven and Lawrence, Kansas who delighted us with their enthusiasm for Route 66.  As I've indicated in the past, it's rare to meet younger people who are excited about the Mother Road.  These two asked many intelligent questions and are looking forward to doing some more exploration in the future.  I hope we see them at Afton Station again!
 More enthusiastic travelers, this time a couple from Brighouse, Yorkshire, England.  We were so honored to meet such lovely people.  Her father had owned a "petrol station" when she was a girl, and she said that visiting old Route 66 gas stations was bringing back sweet memories.
And from Amsterdam, Netherlands came this very interesting couple.  They're touring Route 66 and other cities while participating in marathons and half marathons in this country as they travel from place to place.  They completed the Kansas Route 66 Half Marathon just hours before they came to Afton Station.  Very impressive.  No wonder they look so slim and fit!

We also met nice folks from Grove and Claremore, OK.  Ron M. worked all day, Betty stopped in after church, and Robin came in to tell us all about her recent vacation to New England.  I've missed her and I'm glad she'll be back to work at the Station on Wednesday.

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