More to explore:
Motel Safari in Tucumcari (NM), Route 66.
Tucumcari, NM, actually used to live here!
Palomino Motel, Tucumcari, NM.
Route 66 signage - Tucumcari, NM---I was lucky to travel on Route 66 in the early 60s
I drove through Tucamcari last July. It's practically a ghost-town. Very creepy
It was a great experience to do things in a family road trip back then,,,, no TV ,phones, ,heck..... we
talked and learned .... route 66 was great !!!
My kids and I travelled on part of old Route 66 in Kansas this past summer. I pointed out to them how nice it was to pass through towns with character rather than being routed around towns on the freeways.They agreed. It was neat to see some of the old motels were still around.
I'm sure it is something your family will always remember ... time together as a family ...
to bad they did not see it when it was its best, but I'm sure you are going to show them a lot more... have fun ...
Ken's Ice Cream - Route 66, I think this was in Tucumcari, NM
Route 66 Motel Safari Tucumcari, NM
Pony Soldier Motel, Route 66 - Tucumcari, New Mexico ~ motel itself is gone, but the sign remains
Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari, NM...stayed here mid '70s
Welcome to Radiator Springs
Tucumcari, NM. My Grandpa made the neon sign for this motel on Route 66! Ace Sign Company
Tucumcari, NM - A view of Tucumcari Mountain from a hole in an old adobe wall of a chicken house. This chicken house belonged to my husband's grandmother, Ona Belle Farrow.
Sandia Mountains by Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sandia means watermelon. When the sun sets, the mountains look red like a watermelon.