Tristar Inn Xpress
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... the underside of the car park fence, and so began the great Conchas Lake bug hunt. Next to be seen in the car park was a damselfly, followed by a very large green grasshopper and then a small yellow shield bug (one of about 5 million!).
On leaving the car park we saw a lizard scurry over the rocks and hide from the sun and also noticed, as the lake came into view, that the water level was very high; higher than we'd ever seen it before. Normally the ...
... full of route 66 paraphernalia and now, thanks to new management, a small selection of fossils. The new owners Heidi and Gar have recently moved to Tucumcari after falling in love with the area and having gotten married under the desert sky. I purchased a Baculite for my fossil collection and positioned a #BumblebeeWatching business card on the visitors noticeboard.
Leaving the Teepee we stopped off Kix on route 66 for a coffee, K-mart to ...
... and it now in the middle of a field next to I-40. It's visually striking, being both colourful and bizarre, although the carpet of discarded spray paint cans was rather ugly and disheartening (we were re-heartened later in the day when a gang of young lads came by with plastic sacks to clear them up - didn't look like scouts, just locals who wanted to keep it looking nice. Bless!). Anyway, we took photo from every angle, wishing we'd ...
... 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.
Well we made our decision - heading to Phoenix so Stan can take in a couple of days at Barratt Jackson auction then we will roam around where the will takes us. So we drove all day and ended up in New Mexico. Should be in Phoenix this afternoon. Took the scenic route yesterday off of the interstate and saw small town Kansas, Ok and Texas.