People say there's not much out here but jackrabbits and cactus. Guess what ... they're RIGHT!! Except I never did see any jackrabbits!! There was more driving-practice road construction. Thanks to the truck driver, whose quick reflexes averted a bad accident when an RV and a pickup/horse trailer combo didn't quite pull off the roadway ... on that hill ... on that curve!!!
At long last we arrived in Tucumcari to see another ghost town. This used to be a huge Travel Center with service station and restaurant ... out of business since Hwy 40 bypassed the town.
There are lots of unique buildings here on Route 66 as it winds through town. Very few were still open, like this curio shop. Can't wait to stop in here!!
This was a Mobile Oil service station ... not sure WHAT it is now!!
We are spending the next week at Cactus RV Park in downtown Tucumcari in order to miss all the holiday traffic and crazy new RV drivers!!
Now when you first pull in here, you might think you made a big mistake!! Remember however, looks aren't everything!!
This is a great place with 30 AND 50 amp hookups, good city water and sewer for $136 a week. Easy to pull through LONG sites on level ground. It's VERY quiet ... I only heard two trains so far and extremely nice people run the place. The REAL reason I love it here however, is that it's smack dab in the middle of the courtyard of an old motel!!! I can't wait to get my camera out for some shots of THIS!!!
Barbara and Tom have friends living in nearby Logan, who stopped by for some conversation and laughs last night. As we came in on Route 66 Barbara mentioned all the caches that were here, including a couple of their own. By the way, for those who don't know, caching isn't just about finding buried treasure ... most, if not all, have descriptions of what took place on that spot some time in history. If you are a history buff like I am, you're more interested in reading about the people and places, than finding the stash!! Let's see what I can learn about this old motel!!!