Travel Blogs from Tucumcari
... 2011) and the Odeon Theatre (built 1937 and still operating).
Tucumcari is a railway town, in 1901 the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad company built a construction camp in the western portion of modern-day Quay County. Originally called Ragtown, the camp became known as Six Shooter Siding, due to numerous gunfights. After it grew into a permanent settlement, it was renamed Tucumcari in 1908.
Old U.S. Route 66 runs through the heart of ...
... landmark for travellers on the Santa Fe trail; travellers knew that Waggon Mound was six days from Santa Fe!
After fumbling around with the gas pump, like an inexperienced teen on a first date, we figured out the car took petrol (not diesel) and somehow that petrol had to leave the pump and make its was into the fuel tank! This was complicated stuff, clearly not something to be attempted when you're tired and hungry! We decided it was time to ask for ...
... 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, ...
... her job. Even when we turn in at night, I can see her two little pointed ears up and scanning out the back window for trouble.
Also, let me share something that was a goal of "ours" before we left the cold of Maine. We're on a diet. Overall, its been going excellent and I can begin to tell that I'm losing some weight. We selected a "low carb" diet and while there are hundreds of them out there, we're using our own version. For ...
Driven to day: 360 km
Driven to date: 4725 km
The northern section of Texas that we drove through today looked a lot like Saskatchewan: miles and miles of flat grassland; the occasional town complete with grain elevator, gas station, and restaurant; and a few cattle here and there. The first rest area we saw was also a tornado shelter, built into the side of a hill. Then we reached Amarillo and the country changed dramatically with buttes ...
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- Free parking