Route 66 Day 6 Tucumcari, Nm – Amarillo, Tx

Day 6 Tucumcari, Nm – Amarillo, Tx

 

Map to amarillo

 

Sorted out the wiring problem this morning and had a great breakfast at Kix on 66 which is owned by the folks that own Del’s where we had a great dinner last night.

Shot more photo’s around Tucumcari then hit the road on route 66 towards Amarillo, tx.


 

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Stopped at Russell’s Auto Museum 30 miles east of Tucumcari in Glen Rio for a look at a really cool car and memorabilia collection.

 

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ADRIAN, Tx
Couldn’t pass up stopping in Adrian which is the route 66 midpoint between Los Angeles, Ca and Chicago, Ill.

 

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Vegas,Tx

The Magnolia gas station was originally a service station ran by the family that lived upstairs. Now it has no second floor, and you can see just how small this service station was. A vintage look to show a taste of old Route 66.


Local Scrap yard

 

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Stopped at the Cadillac Ranch  an art and sculpture installation that was created in 1974.  The beauty of art is in the eyes of the beholder and this installation seems to resonate with a lot of people.  Maybe its the planting of cars that are the symbols of the rich folks or just a love of novelty. Who knows? But it must be right of passage to come down here with dayglow paint and go just a little nuts leaving your mark.

 

 

 

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Cadillac Ranch RV Park

 

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Bates Motel
Interesting place.  The guy that runs the place keeps muttering about his mother and doesn’t seem to take very good care of the rooms.  The one we looked at had a torn shower curtain and was kinda creepy.  We decided to look for a room somewhere else.

 

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Dodged a couple of storms and arrived at our hotel in Amarillo.

View of the old Paramount Theatre from our room.