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... which overlooks the town from the east. Since Tucumcari is such a strange name, I thought you would like to know more about how the name came to be. Cerro (Spanish for larger than a hill but smaller than a mountain) Tucumcari is thought to be among the oldest place names in New Mexico. Unfortunately, the real origin and meaning of Tucumcari is not known for certain. Most historians and linguists believe that it is derived from a Plains Indian ...
... window. We walked out onto the front porch and noticed that the cloud base had dropped, it had started to rain and there appeared to be a huge monsoon rainstorm heading up from the south.
The rain was incredible, torrential and non-stop for what seemed like an hour.Tucumcari mountain, which is just under a mile from Mon's house, was completely cloaked in rain and 6th street was drenched in 6 inches of fast flowing water. Mon's house was now a riverside residence!
... and pick-up another pet moth and the First National Bank. The folks in the First National bank were a might friendly although I got the impression we may have disturbed their game of eye spy!
After raiding the bank we swung by the Tucumcari Dinosaur museum to take a look at the new additions and peruse the gift shop. The Tucumcari dinosaur museum is an regular pilgrimage site for us and is filled with lots of lovely bronze dinosaur sculptures ...
... to the very many unplanned detours we've made throughout our time in Texas).
Not far from Adrian is Glenrio, formerly a bustling Route 66 waypoint that fell into complete ruin when the I-40 was built and bypassed the town altogether. It now stands empty, slowly rotting away, unnoticed by all but those that know it's there. It's haunting in a way, to see old gas stations, restaurants and motels and imagine how they would have been ...
... z rodzinami zaprosili nas na obiad do meksykańskiej restauracji, bo tutaj w koło sami Meksykanie. Humberto sam przyjechał tu gdy miał 17 lat, a obecnie pracuje jako kucharz. Ma uroczą żonę i dwójkę sympatycznych dzieci. To były niezwykle miłe chwile i spróbowaliśmy faktycznie prawdziwego meksykańskiego jedzenia. Chwila pożegnania i znowu w drodze. Dzisiaj ...
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4001 E Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari | 1 star motelfrom $51
2900 E Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari | 1 star motelfrom $42
815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari | Motelfrom $59
1620 East Tucumcari Blvd., Tucumcari | Motelfrom $32
1302 West Route 66 Blvd., Tucumcari | 2 star motelfrom $63