Blue Swallow Motel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBlue Swallow Motel Tucumcari
Great 1940's motel.
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Travel Blogs from Tucumcari
The sun and warmth has returned and after a rather disturbed night we left Amarillo late morning but only had a mere 100 miles to cover today. Off we went and before long we arrived at The Midpoint Cafe, the importance of this is that this is what it is. Halfway between Chicago and LA, what an achievement. Ugli Pie was the choice of the day and we …
This blogging is taking more time than we thought and sometimes the wifi service is sketchy but here are our day 3 adventures - a pretty relaxed day.
We had to start out at WalMart so we could get our spray paint for the Cadillac Ranch. We stopped at the Big Texan to see what that steak looked like - YIKES! And you have to eat the …
... nearly 6pm and although we'd had a long day and had driven as many miles as we had done before, it had been a beautiful and eventful one. We knew we were getting close to our booked motel in Tucumcari and so we were quite relaxed that guaranteed food and bed waited for us. At the end of the gravel road section we came to the almost insignificant town of San Jon, astride the usual four lane wide town road, passing the crummy motel of the same name that John had tried to book on the internet ...
... into his heart, crying in agony, "Tocom-Kari." The old Chief's dying utterance lives on today with a slight change to "Tucumcari," and the scene of the tragedy is now famous legendary Tucumcari Mountain."
So I trust that that is the exact history of Tucamcari and in no way is it romanticized to make it sound more appealing and tourable. I hope they make a movie about it sometime.
Not a lot to say for this day and overnight stop. We are on our way to see the German jet fighter pilot and his family in Texas. So a big day of driving today and an overnight stop in the middle of nowhere. I'm sure it is lovely here but I can't for the life of me work out why anyone would live here. Warm I guess? Big beautiful open skies? Tomorrow we hit the road again and hopefully make it all the way to Witchita Falls in ...