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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... br> On the way to the lake we saw two headless snakes led in the road enjoying the heat of the morning sun and a raptor of some description protecting its kill from the oncoming traffic. The sky was crystal clear and although it was only a little past seven in the morning the air was already warm and supplying ample thermals to the birds circling overhead.
Upon arrival at the lake we were greeted by the sight of what looked like a cicada skin ...
... although thankfully less hairy!) and two cups of coffee. As we made our way back to the motel room to check-in on mum, who was suffering the effects of her 6,000 calorie marathon, we spotted another cool moth! The monsoon rains really have brought out some interesting wildlife.
After composting our breakfast for while we decided to head into town for a spot of route 66 sightseeing, first stop was the Teepee curios shop. The Teepee is a lovely ...
... and it now in the middle of a field next to I-40. It's visually striking, being both colourful and bizarre, although the carpet of discarded spray paint cans was rather ugly and disheartening (we were re-heartened later in the day when a gang of young lads came by with plastic sacks to clear them up - didn't look like scouts, just locals who wanted to keep it looking nice. Bless!). Anyway, we took photo from every angle, wishing we'd ...
... trails we walked. We are spending the night at the Blue Swallow Motel (blueswallowmotel.com) on old US Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a quaint and comfortable place to spend a night.
Crossing into New Mexico after the midway point, our first night was in Tucumcari at the Blue Swallow Motel, another Route 66 neon-signed classic. That evening we are Mexican at the Pow Wow restaurant and got an early night after a long days driving. We were also one more hour behind after crossing into another time zone: mountain time! The next morning, we set off in the direction of Albuquerque and stopped in Santa Rosa to see the Blue Hole; a deep pool of clear water that can ...