Days Inn Tucumcari
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... 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.
... memorial park to put the flowers on uncle J's grave. After playing hide and seek with uncle J for a while we did eventually find him when a memorial park attendant was kind enough to tell us where his grave was hiding.
Grave decorated we decided to take a trip around historic downtown Tucumcari. Most of Tucumcari's oldest buildings lie along or near Main Street in the Historic Downtown area. These include:
- Crescent Creamery (vacant)
- Federal ...
... is very low and the previous high watermark can clearly be seen a good ten meters or more above the current water level. This time the water level was high, trees close to the edge of the lake were submerged by the lake water.
As we made our way across Conchas dam I continued to photograph the amazing variety of interesting mini-beasts, seemingly oblivious to the lakeside scenery which presented itself in front of me! Pretty soon however we were in ...
... t just a holiday, it's also a food preference! Chile (it's actually a fruit) is served everywhere in the state with New Mexican cuisine and you choose either red chile or green chile with your meal, or if you can't decide/ want both then you ask for 'Christmas'!! Chelle feared this was a bit of a wind-up from our Route 66 guide, but no, once she got into a conversation with a local he confirmed that it is indeed true. New Mexican's take their ...