Best Western Discovery Inn
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As I arrived in Tucumcari I ate at Chick-fil-A for $5.95. Then I stopped for gas at a Shell for $42.12. I checked into my hotel and fell asleep fast so I could have a good amount of energy for going to the National Park tomorrow.
"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment." - Hilaire Belloc
After a good nights sleep and a little bit of a lie in we went to get some breakfast. Cowboy dad and his two girls obviously had the same idea; they strode across the breakfast area all wearing jeans with heavy duty leather belts, straw cowboy hats and boots (complete with spurs!). Having lassoed a table they sat down to enjoy their waffles.
The morning air was warm and still as we made our way past the usual collection of disorientated beetles, all led on their backs and flailing their legs in the air. Either these beetles are incredibly useless or beetle tipping is the chosen sport of New Mexico!
We sat down at the wobbly table for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy followed …
As we made our way to the motel lobby for breakfast we were greeted by chirping noise, 'is that a bird?'. 'Where is it?', 'Oh, look its a beetle!' - Not everyone's preferred wake-up call, but its probably the first insect I've seen wombling around on the floor in New Mexico which isn't a fire ant.
Breakfast was a typical mismatch of …
It had rained heavily the night before and the smell of damp earth, the heat and the humidity were reminiscent of a butterfly house!
We kicked off the day with the usual complementary Best Western breakfast before driving over K-mart to peruse the shoes and pick-up some flowers. Thankfully dad did managed to find a pair of shoes and we …