Motel 6 Tucumcari
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... it said you must eat it all within one hour. I knew there had to be a catch. I told Cheryl that they would be in deep trouble if a bus full of college football players stopped there for a meal.
We were passing through the town of Britten when Cheryl noticed a water tower that had a real lean to it. It looked like it was about ready to fall over. At first we thought it may have been a gimmick, but when we got closer we saw that one leg ...
... we completed a few crossword puzzles in the usual haphazard manner:
Dad: "7 down, Zorro accessory, six letters, ending in 'ET'?"
- Stoney silence and puzzled faces -
Dad: [Turning to the back of the book] "RUSSET!!"
- More puzzled faces -
Mon: "What's a russet?"
Dad: "It's a Zorro accessory"
- Five minutes later -
Dad: "Oh, my mistake! 5 down 'winter apple' was the russet, Zorro's accessory is a ...
... lots, filled in some more crossword puzzles and sorted out a few things which needed to be discussed.
We had dinner with Billy, Del's Enchiladas, Fajitas and Sopaipillas; although not one of your typical five a day it did come with onions and peppers so I'm sure it still counts (at least on this side of the pond).
Today I also discovered that Mon also enjoys wildlife gardening, her front lawn comes complete with tarantulas and horney toads!
... longer central water pipe (standard) that is supposed to be sunk into the earth, allowing all four feet to touch the ground. However, in this case, the pipe was not submerged (not standard) so the whole tower rests on the water pipe and only two of the feet, causing it to lean quite precariously. It thus draws many a Route 66 traveller for a quick photo op as they pass.
From there, it was a short hop to the more recent addition ...
... trails we walked. We are spending the night at the Blue Swallow Motel (blueswallowmotel.com) on old US Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a quaint and comfortable place to spend a night.