Thursday, November 5, 2015

Short and Sweet...again

Mother Nature is trying to tell me something, and here's what I think she's saying:   Time to reduce hours at Afton Station in order to avoid sitting in a big  room waiting for visitors that don't come.   That's not to say that we aren't getting visitors, and it hurts me to think of those we'll miss when I close down for some days each week, but it gets expensive to heat and light the big rooms when there aren't very many people to meet and greet.   In the past five days, we've only had 51 visitors, and numbers like that tell the tale.

However, those travelers we did meet today made me absolutely happy that I was open.  They came from Pittsburgh PA, St.Louis MO, Vinita OK and Auckland, New Zealand.
These two ladies from St. Louis were  having a great time exploring Oklahoma Route 66.  They were especially happy to make the acquaintance of Tripper, our pet giant penguin.
And this trio of young people from New Zealand have six weeks to travel the U.S. (making me very jealous!) and are making the most of it.

The drive  home this evening was challenging and interesting.  At times, the rain was blinding and I had to turn on the emergency blinkers just to make sure other drivers could see me.  When the rain slowed to a drizzle near Tulsa, I remarked to Ron M. that I thought it was perfect conditions for a rainbow but we never saw one.  But then, when I got home and turned on the TV news they showed an incredible double rainbow which I missed because it was behind us.  I love rainbows!

When we finally make a decision on our winter hours, you'll be the first to know.  Until then, it wouldn't hurt if you'd call in advance just to make sure someone is around.  918-257-4044.


Unknown said...

I'm so delighted that we stopped by today. It was one of my favorite stops of our trip. I love my pressed penny bracelet!

Laurel said...

Thank you! It was great to meet the two of you, too! I hope your trip went well.