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... Route 66 stretching as far as the eye can see - long, straight, flat plains, deathly boring - Oh my! You gotta be kiddin' me! Is this for real? I just cannot believe my eyes! But it is true. The run now to Tucumcari is as boring as! Staying the night in Tucumcari gives us the opportunity to take in the evening sights of this town. The community has lost half it's population over the past thirty years or so and this decline is clearly evident by ...
... New Mexico. None of it was particularly eye opening, but there were some interesting sights to see along the way.
There were a lot of large farms and fields of vegetables of one type or another along the highway. In some places it looked like the central valley of California or the Imperial Valley along Interstate 8 in California.
On our way out of Oklahoma I wanted to stop in the town of Clinton. I had eaten at a steak house ...
... lands. Of course, no one may take wood from the National Park. This leaves only private land owners selling petrified wood. We are spending the night in Tucumcari at one of the coolest throwback motels, The Blue Swallow. It is just as you might find in the mid 1950s and very will maintained. I can't recommend this motel highly enough. Tucumcari is a little sad because of the closed businesses, but there are some great restaurants such as the Del's.
... and it looked like we were in for another rain storm, however the distant dark sky's and lightening strikes only sideswiped Tucumcari.
After hovering up some leftover cake and ice cream we made our back to the motel room for a dinner of Dorito's Jalapeņo chips and 'Our old fashioned Chicharron pork skins' from the circle K gas station all washed down with half a bottle of sweet conejito white wine in a Best Western plastic cup.
... and I went for a quick run followed by a dip in the hotel pool, which was delicious after several days spent in the intense heat of the southern states. Afterwards, we ate in the hotel restaurant, most other options being either closed (yet again another town that was like a ghost town come 8pm) or not very inviting.
We also discovered one final thing that is of upmost importance when it comes to our stay in New Mexico and that is, ...