This woman is in the area for the 8th Annual Route 66 Marathon which will be run in Tulsa tomorrow. She's from New York City and this will be the 43rd state in which she's run a marathon! I believe she said that altogether she's run in 47 marathons and, although she's not a fast runner, she enjoys looking around, learning about new cities, and taking lots of photos. The Route 66 Marathon is run near my house every year, and several years ago our '50 Studebaker was the pace car, with David, Ron M., and I having a ball leading the crowd of thousands.
This gentleman from Johannesburg, South Africa stopped in on a partial Route 66 trip while checking out America for the first time. I think he likes it! Two other visitors came from Salt Lake City, Utah and Claremore, OK, both first time visitors.
We always have our share of "drive bys" (also known as scoot 'n shooters), people who don't get out of their cars and come in to the Station for a visit but instead take a photo from across the street then drive away. Nancy Mueller, who owns the famous Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM, has begun to snap photos of the drive-bys there and post them on Facebook. I've decided to start the same practice, and post the photos here. Today I caught my first scoot 'n shooter with my camera. Here she is! If you should happen to see yourself here, just know that we understand you not wanting to get out of the car on such a bitterly cold day, and perhaps you were in a hurry, but we really would have enjoyed meeting you!