The Casitas at Old Town
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... see the gas gauge going down $$
We had to pull over and drive the old route 66 through Tucumcari, NM - they said on the sign that we had to .. so we did.. it was very cool, felt like we stepped back in time. All the motels were in good condition and probably looked just like they did in the 50s. The 'famous' Blue Swallow Motel was there as well. It was well worth the quick detour.
Next stop was the Blue Hole. ...
... Library on the way. They have a Tony Hillerman section in the library, the Native American writer who did many many mysteries.
Then later Faith and Diedra gave us tickets to see --- up CLOSE --- Toshi Regan and Annie DiFranco. Wonderful show!!! So unexpected. We felt very pampered.
We didn't have much luck in Albuquerque or Santa Fe as it rained the entire time. At one point we had to take the interstate (highway) as much of route 66 was under water. We had dinner in a restaurant called The Frontier where their Green Chile (that's how they spell chillie) was the meal everyone raved about. And they had 1000+ flavours of soft drinks. Joan had a coke zero cherry flavour and I had the orange ginger ale. Let's see what Holbrook ...
... but the botanical gardens are the real attraction. The first thing you come to when entering is the Children's Fantasy Garden, where big people get to feel like little (very little) people. We wandered through gigantic flower pots, hoses, flowers, vegetables, mazes and even an ant and spider sitting on his spider web. It only took us about 10 minutes of coercion to get Kaitlyn to sit on the ant for a picture. There was also a dragonfly garden and ...
... family competition. She did remind him she got 148,00 the day before so still had the family high score. :)
Finally!! It was finally time to ride Radiator Springs. The obvious benefit to the fast pass is the line is so much shorter. The disadvantage is you miss all the adorable decorations in the queue. I'm glad we saw them all in August but was also glad to have a shorter wait time today. We rode the ride trying to take in every second. There is so much ...