Tristar Inn Xpress
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Outdoor pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... of an angry mob of hungry biting buzzing insects and had to head back towards to the car, clearly we weren't the only critters after a 6,000 calorie overload!
Walking back towards the car I noticed another hawkmoth feeding on the flowers by the side of the lake. After seeing these at Waggon Mound on our way to Tucumcari I have since learnt that these are in fact not hummingbird hawkmoths but are instead hummingbird clearwing moths (Hemaris thysbe). ...
... stories of travelling to New Zealand without a plan!
I also asked Billy whether the beetle I saw in the morning had a name, I showed him the picture I had taken and received confirmation that it was indeed a beetle! 'What do you call these beetles?', 'Oh, that's a beetle!' - you can guarantee that if this beetle made its home in the UK the local vernacular would've rechristened it a 'warbling breakfast bug'.
Mon was in good spirits and ...
... was in full swing.
Our final stop and the location of our hotel for the night, Tucumcari, was the next destination. This involved crossing into our sixth state along the route, New Mexico. Nicknamed "The Land Of Enchantment" (so the licence plates say), NM is much more receptive to Route 66'ers and has much better signage, for which we were very grateful. We were only just across the border before we hit Tucumcari, a small town through ...
Left Arizona and drove east across New Mexico. Stopped at the Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona to see Window Rock--a beautiful natural rock formation. Next stop was the Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque. Quite a few drawings were visible from ...
... opened in 1941. Small room, dial phone, old chenille bedspreads, community fridge, great outside seating area, garages, and the friendliest people. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside for a while and just relaxed. We walked down to Mel's for dinner and ate with another couple from KS that we had met at the motel. We drove around to check out the neon signs. Another fun day on this Route 66 adventure. Not sure where we'll be tonight - maybe Gallup, NM. ...