Sunday, September 27, 2015

Like the Tide

Today at Afton Station reminded me of my years living near water in which there were tides constantly flowing in and out.   At the Station, morning was low tide, very quiet, almost relaxing in the tranquility.  Then, around noon, the tide rushed in.  People arrived, sometimes many at one time, and the tranquility was broken.   But it was broken just the way we like it, with an influx of happy travelers and tourists.

They came from Portland OR, Denver IA, Santa Cruz CA, Bend OR, St. Louis MO, Muncie IN, Winchester VA, Hastings MN, Louisburg KS, Enid OK, Alva OK, Jay OK, Paris France, Austria, and Copenhagen Denmark.
Not a word of English was spoken or understood by any of these folks from France, giving Ron M. and me a chance to pretend we know more French than we really do.
His shirt tells the story.  This couple from Minnesota is celebrating his 66th birthday by traveling Route 66 in their '66 Mustang.  Here's the pretty car.
Two guys from Austria came on motorcycles, just one stop on their comprehensive tour of Route 66.
Some great news is that Robin is finally home from her month in California and plans to resume working the Station on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  So, for a while at least, we will continue to be open 7 days a week.  The crowds keep coming, so why not?

Don't forget to check out the Super Moon tonight.  It should be quite a sight!  The moon has much to do with the tides.  Perhaps that's why our day at Afton Station was so tidal. . .


Anonymous said...

don't give up on October Laurel ...

we are coming through on 66 two weeks from now ... hard to predict when we hit Afton Station ... maybe 14th or 15th ...?

Christian from Massachusetts

Laurel said...

I haven't given up on October! We'll be there. Just make sure you arrive before 3 p.m. Some folks don't realize that we close early. Looking forward to seeing you.