Tristar Inn Xpress
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- Outdoor pool
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the neon signs which once dominated the 'motel strips' along Route 66. In Albuquerque, I hardly saw any, despite being in the right area - those that were visible remained unlit, partially lit or empty shells, stripped of their neon tubing.
Tucumcari is not quite so dire, but there are only a handful of signs left working. I was able to walk to most of them and get some pictures.
One of the pictures of ...
... a change. The road went straight for miles as the terrain went up and down gradually. Pretty soon we started to see those giant wind turbines that generate electricity. Obviously the wind is a regular thing here. Today they were all turning.
We found a rest area and pulled in. Harley needed a break and it was time for lunch. It was a large facility both in the amount of space it had and the other features such as an information and ...
... so of course it was coconut cream and banana cream. Thank goodness we were just an hour from our destination for the day because since I have had to work late into the night to do this blog most nights I might take a nap. We will be spending the weekend near Albuquerque with family so don"t be alarmed if you don"t hear from us until Monday. Hope you will have a great weekend as I know we ...
4 states in 4 days and a new time zone thrown in for good measure we have arrived in tucumcari NM but more of that later It's weird how the land changes from The rolling hills of Oklahoma and Missouri to the vast plains of North Texas were everything is much bigger and chuck Norris is waiting. But now I find myself in the safari motel, the second motel on the route where pictures of elvis and James dean. Welcome to small town ...
... and pick-up another pet moth and the First National Bank. The folks in the First National bank were a might friendly although I got the impression we may have disturbed their game of eye spy!
After raiding the bank we swung by the Tucumcari Dinosaur museum to take a look at the new additions and peruse the gift shop. The Tucumcari dinosaur museum is an regular pilgrimage site for us and is filled with lots of lovely bronze dinosaur sculptures ...