It was a HUGE day at Afton Station today. I got home 2 hours late, and I implore my old, broken down computer to hang in there and not give me any trouble this evening because I'd like to tell you all about this amazing day on Route 66 without a balky machine getting in my way.
Would you believe. . . we had well over 100 visitors today! I officially counted 111, but Ron M. reminded me that they were coming in the door so fast that I probably missed a handful. The breakdown goes something like this:
** At least 25 bikers here for the H.O.G. state rally in Claremore. With nasty (cold and rainy) weather today, we considered that a pretty good number, especially since we had visits from 24 more of them yesterday and there's one more day to go (with better weather, we're told).
** 24 members of Jim Conkle's "Just You" tour, a bus tour of Route 66 for singles from the British Isles.
** 14 folks on Craig Parish's tour of Route 66 -- folks driving their own vehicles and making their own decisions where to stop but getting guidance from Parish, who is a veteran Route 66 traveler.
The rest of the 111 (or so) was made up on folks traveling on their own. They came from Neosho MO, San Antonio TX, Woodstock IL, Frankfort KY, Springfield MO, Traverse City MI, Hot Springs AR, Versailles KY, Tulsa OK, Mol Belgium, Chandler OK, LaPeer MI, and Achuca Victoria Australia.
Here are some photos. . .
More of this insanity tomorrow, I hope. But first, thanks to Ron M., Betty, and Tattoo Man for lending a hand today. I couldn't have done it alone.