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... known as Sands-Dorsey Drug (fire damaged and vacant)
In fact only a couple of historic buildings in downtown Tucumcari are still occupied and intact; the Rock Island-Southern Pacific Train Depot (Built ...
... and a bag of chilli chips from the circle K gas station shop; to balance things out I'm going to have to eat salads for the next fifty years when I arrive back in the UK. Suitably stuffed with gas station food we made our way to Mon's house for the afternoon.
Mon reminds me more and more of Philo Beddoe's mum from any which way but loose; I really wouldn't be surprised if she used the phrase 'You ******* hairy ***** baboon' in general conversation. ...
Our final stop and the location of our hotel for the night, Tucumcari, was the next destination. This involved crossing into our sixth state along the route, New Mexico. Nicknamed "The Land Of Enchantment" (so the licence plates say), NM is much more receptive to Route 66'ers and has much better signage, for which we were very grateful. We were only just across the border before we hit Tucumcari, a small town through which Route ...
... All for $19 a night. When we checked in they told us the rates...$19 for the first night, the second night half price and the third night free! After driving in we found out why. OK, it did have everything the brochure said, but, lets just say its a bit past prime. A LOT past prime. We were warned about sustained winds today in the 20 to 25 range and in a day or two they're forecasted to be up to 60 mph. Even my 30 years in South Dakota ...
... d been going all so far! Back through Albuquerque and heading west bound, we stopped at Acoma Pueblo "Sky City". This is the oldest town in Northern America, which is situated on top of a huge sandstone rock. No visitors are allowed up there without being on guided tour and even then you can't take any photos, so we settled for some postcards from the gift shop! We then headed back to the interstate to find a place to stop for the night in Grants. The next part of the route ...
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