Sunday, August 9, 2015

One Hundred Six Degrees of Separation

That's how many degrees it takes to "separate" visitors from Afton Station.  We were cool inside, of course, but just getting in the building through the blistering 106-degree  heat seemed like a chore.  Our attendance was low, but an early morning group helped to make it a great day anyway.

Our early morning visitors were a group of German tourists guided by Wolfgan Werz  (below).  They were full of smiles and laughter and they certainly liked what we had to show them.  Thank you to all of them for brightening our hot, steamy day. They are on their way to Santa Monica now.

 The rest of the day was achingly slow, but our expectations weren't too high.   An intrepid couple from Choteau, Oklahoma visited, as did a gentleman from Jacksonville, Florida and the owner of this very gorgeous newly restored vintage vehicle.

 Here is the promised photo of Afton Reamy from Crowley, Texas.   She visited on Friday but we had a struggle getting her photo on the blog.  But here she is now, and what a beauty she is.  I'm so happy that she's proud of her name Afton.  I wonder if she knows that Afton itself was named for a little girl, Afton Ayres, the daughter of one of the founders of the city before the turn of the century when it was still in Indian Territory.

Here's the banner that our cars earned at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Pensacola Dam yesterday.I like it!

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