That's a heavy sigh, indicating a slightly quieter day today at Afton Station. Not that quiet, -- but at least we had a few minutes between guests to catch our breaths. That hasn't happened all week. Actually, a day like today a few years ago would have been considered crazy busy. Lately, however, if we have five minutes to collect our thoughts between onslaughts of Route 66 travelers, we call it relaxing.
There were 39 visitors today. Twelve of them came all at once, a group of bikers from the Southern Cruisers, all from Tulsa or the nearby towns of Skiatook, Broken Arrow, and Locust Grove. They lined up their bikes for some formal photos in front of the Station after visiting our showrooms. A nice looking display of iron, indeed!
Although we have no photos of him, one interesting guest was a middle-aged man from Germany who was bicycling Route 66, end to end, without a word of English. That can't be easy! He asked for a Pepsi (using hand motions), looked around a little, then uttered the only thing he said in English... "thank you" ...as he pedaled off down the road.
Before the day was over, we also visited with a family of 5 on motorcycles from Owasso, OK and some interesting folks from Waterloo, IA and Gaylord MI. too.