Well, it wasn't really THAT silent today, but it certainly was more low key than all the previous Saturdays of the summer. Today felt more like fall, both because of the cool weather and because of the drop in numbers of visitors. Today, we had 19, and they were from Lindenville NY, Ft Wayne IN, York PA, Collinsville IL, Albuquerque NM, El Dorado KS, Disney OK, Grand Lake, OK, and Brussels, Belgium.
This young couple won our distance award today. When asked why they chose to travel Route 66 on their first trip to the U.S., he said "It was on my bucket list". From what we have discovered, Route 66 is in a lot of European buckets!
This good looking 1957 Chevy belongs to a couple from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Pretty, isn't it?
These folks are from Collinsville, IL, home of the World's Largest Catsup Bottle! They arrived in a beautiful Corvette.
These folks, a mother and son, live near Niagara Falls, so we had a chat about the Falls. I used to live near Niagara Falls myself and visited it so often in the early '70s that I actually got sick of it. I'd love to see it now and take note of all the changes.
Betty and Ron M. were present today, as usual. Life is good.
I'm the owner of Afton Station, in Afton Oklahoma, a small private Route 66 memorabilia and antique car museum housed in a restored filling station. We are visited daily by both domestic and foreign travelers who are exploring the charms of old Route 66. Their stories will be told here (and maybe a little bit of other stuff, too.) Since I live 80 miles from Afton Station, a straight shot on Route 66, you'll probably hear a lot about the Mother Road, too.