Here's the letter, I copy here with some embarrassment.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for being the first Route 66 "friend" and "family" my sister and I met on our first tour of the Mother Road. We stopped back by in September of 2014 but just missed you and your wonderful smile. Your enthusiasm and love for the people along the Route were not lost on us. You gave us the spark that has started a tradition for my sister and I that we treasure greatly. We will be back around Afton Station some day soon and will stop in to say Hi to the woman who starts our journey.This was another day filled with friendly faces.
Much love, Two Sisters on the Route, Heather and Regina, Charlotte, NC
Other visitors came from Seattle WA, Edmonton Alberta Canada, St. Louis MO, and Afton.
Betty brought some beautiful Indian Paintbrush flowers, risking chiggers and snakes to get them from the roadside. This year, she intends to take some with roots and attempt to grow them in her own yard. We both love the colorful blooms so much!