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... and it looked like we were in for another rain storm, however the distant dark sky's and lightening strikes only sideswiped Tucumcari.
After hovering up some leftover cake and ice cream we made our back to the motel room for a dinner of Dorito's Jalapeņo chips and 'Our old fashioned Chicharron pork skins' from the circle K gas station all washed down with half a bottle of sweet conejito white wine in a Best Western plastic cup.
... 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!
... 57 secs (yes you read that correctly). She then proceeded to finish a second serving in another 9 mins, completing 9 pounds of steak, six shrimp, two baked potatoes, four bread rolls and two salads in a little under 15 mins!!! (yes you read that time correctly too). We were aghast at how that was physically even possible but we've watched it on YouTube and it's dumbfounding and horrifying in equal measures!
Feeling inadequate, ...
... cafe for weary Okies (those from Oklahoma). The motel has had a variety of owners and only 2 years ago was sold to a delightful couple from Michigan who have made us so welcome, given us an excellent room with car parking outside and advice on where to shop and eat. The Motel sign comes into its own at nighttime when the neon lights are turned on and passing motorists pull in every few minutes just to take photos of ...
... the best coconut cream pie I have ever had.
Next stop was Russell's Car Museum in Glenrio, NM. Great old cars and lots of other old stuff. Our granddaughter would have been enthralled with all of it.
We arrived in Tucumcari about 2pm - shortest driving day yet.We did a little tour of the town - lots of murals and old buildings, some restored and some not. We shopped at the Tepee Curios shop and then checked into the Blue Swallow ...