Saturday, September 26, 2015

Don't Let Anybody Tell You. . .

. . . that the tourist season on Route 66 is over for the year.   Not so!   The travelers just keep coming, and I can't help but be thrilled by the obvious growing popularity of our Mother Road.  Here at Afton Station, we had  yet another big day, with 61 (or thereabouts) visitors.  It was hard to make an exact count, but that's the best I could do.

Two groups came to visit.  The first, in the morning, was a group from Norway on motorcycles.
Like good Norwegians, they placed their transportation in a tidy line when they came in.
They examined the cars with great interest.  That's their leader Helge on the left with the orange shirt.
Later, a Gilligan tour of folks from New Zealand and Australia, led by our friend Croc Lyle from Amarillo, arrived.  Here's Croc and -- oh look! -- there's Ron M. in the background!
 Some lined up to buy merchandise.
Others took peeks into some of the neat vintage vehicles.
 There were those who arrived on their own as well.  These two women came from Sydney, Australia, bought a Gold Wing in Tennessee, and are driving it across Route 66.  From California, they will ship it back home to Australia.
A couple from Essex, England also visited, having heard about us in guide books.

Besides the above, our visitors came from Mountain Home AR, Nowata OK, Wichita KS, Chandler AZ, Rogers AR, Rolla MO, Jeffersonville OH, Chicago IL, Tulsa OK, Edmond OK, and Edinburgh TX.  

How about this from our wall? 

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