Viva Cuba members were busy this week meeting and greeting visitors to Cuba. Cuba is a small town with big ideas and a “can do” attitude, and we are always happy to share the accomplishments of Cuba’s citizens with others.
The Mercy Hospital Travel Club, a group of 55 seniors from the Joplin/Springfield area, arrived on a bright red coach at the World’s Largest Rocker for a photo op. Then they enjoyed a narrated tour of Cuba’s murals with a step-on guide. The final stop was at the Wallace House for homemade pie and ice cream and a tour of the 1885 home.
One visitor said she had traveled by Cuba many times without stopping, and couldn’t believe what she’d been missing. She plans to return with her family this Fall.
“We’ll leave the light on”…. after all, we’re just down the road on Old Route 66!
These travelers from Switzerland were spotted this week at the World’s Largest Rocker doing a Route 66 road trip. They flew to Chicago where they rented Harleys and headed West to Santa Monica. These are just some of the many foreign visitors that have heard about Route 66 from international travel programs and want to experience “The Mother Road.”
This group from the Missouri Partnership was just as fascinated with the rocker as our other visitors They were in town to tour factories and industrial parks and meet with local officials about bringing businesses to Cuba. They also enjoyed some of our local attractions such as the Route 66 Wagon Wheel Motel, the rocker, and the murals. A little Mo Hick BBQ energized them as well. The local group gave them a basket of local products for them to take home as a reminder of Cuba, MO.
Cuba is erecting new welcome signs at the city limits, but remember that the best welcome that we can offer is a smile and friendly attitude.