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Travel Blogs from Ute Park
What a classic. "One of the two historical, Iconic motels from route 66." That is a direct quote from Newt, who ironically is becoming a route 66 legend himself. The motel is a group of cottages that has been bonded together with vintage chairs out front. Folks ...
... to the road were bright purple wild flowers in bloom. As we came over the rise to the town of Las Vegas (New Mexico not Nevada!), my heart skipped a beat when a police car parked on the other side of the road turned on his lights and made a u-turn as we (and two cars following) came over a hill going 20klms over the speed limit. The limit had just changed on the crest of the hill and I was slowly decelerating down the hill but not fast enough. He pulled over ...
... parallel to this road and we turned right on a dirt track to stop and wait for a train. But trains hadn't passed this way for a long time. Although the rails were still to be seen through the grass that was gradually suffocating them, no train we ever going to come, no matter how long we waited. John took photographs, had another cigarette (as he does whenever we stop) and we drove off along the overgrown part of the divided highway to see how far we could go on it.
At Texola ...
... me from venturing too far inside as well. The silence is disturbing and at one point I realized I had stepped back into the road to take some pics ~ and not a car was in sight.
I've always wondered at what moment someone decides a house is too far gone to save and it becomes abandoned. Interstate 40 made that decision for many a business and home.
If you read this and you were there before 40 destroyed this little town, I would love to hear about it and see ...
... twenty or thirty trees, all with no tops. There was a lot of rubble on the ground below them; obviously that’s where the top branches went. Near these trees was a building that looked like it had some damage to it, too. Then we saw a sign on the freeway that told us where we were: El Reno, Oklahoma—the site of the massive tornado that killed several people on May 31. We were looking at some of the destruction it had caused. It was a sobering sight. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting