Historic Route 66 Motel
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHistoric Route 66 Motel Tucumcari
Would defenitly recomend it to others.
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... to eat before making our way over to Mon's to wish her a happy birthday.
Mon, as always, was very pleased to see us and really looking forward to opening her presents; gran's present especially made her laugh. Like most of the gifts from back home gran had chosen to give her dollars, however she had left the dollars in the travel agent's complimentary paper sleeve. Mon, being bedridden and on oxygen 24-7, was amused to read "enjoy your holiday" on the outside ...
... br> This conversation went on for a little while but finally mum got her way and for perhaps for the first time in the history of the Waggon Mound gas station the pump was not pre-pay!
Lunch consisted of a small plastic wrapped cake and a third of a bag of chips (crisps), fairly ordinary if it wasn't for the view. Where we were parked there was a small roadside runoff drainage pond, lucky for us it's monsoon season in the western US and the desert is looking very ...
... so seriously that 'Red or Green?' is even apparently the official state question. (As an aside the word 'Chili' is reserved for a spicy meat and bean stew dish).
So we decided to go native and have our first taste of New Mexican cuisine (asking for Christmas of course) and subsequently decided that we both preferred red chile, so at least we got that important issue sorted!! With our tummies filled we retired to bed for some much-needed sleep.
Oddometer 1321 miles. Today was a pretty easy day where we logged only 163 miles driving. Got up this morning and headed to Palo Duro State Park. We spent a couple of hours driving around in the park, stopped and did two hikes. Hopefully the attached pictures do some justice to the scenery. It's a very beautiful, desolate piece of land. The Red River carved what is apparently the 2nd largest canyon in the US out of the prairie about a million years ...
... motel so jumped in the outdoor pool under the 38 degree heat awesome and nearly dried as soon as we got out. Motel was all themed nic got some pics would you believe lol. We then dressed up and headed into the restaurant (separate massive building with massive bull outside) we then had some of their home made beer and the most awesome steaks. As we were finishing up the meal this guy heard us taking ...