Day 2-Amarillo, TX to Gallup, NM

After we left the Cadillac Ranch, we jumped on I-40 and headed west.  Our next stop was Tucumcari, NM.

Tucumcari has a long stretch of highway with many Route 66 motels and shops still present.

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Many of these establishments are still open and offer great prices as well as great reviews (per Trip Advisor)

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One of my favorites was this little motel called The Blue Swallow.  We didn’t stay here but next time we go through, it’s on my list.

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I loved the concept of the court

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All of the garages have murals painted inside

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And how could you not like 100% refrigerated air?

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After walking around and stretching our legs, we got back in the truck and drove to Old Town Albuquerque, NM.

Old Town was established in 1706.  The San Felipe de Neri church, in the heart of Old Town, is the oldest building in Albuquerque.  In 1792, after a long, rainy summer, the church collapsed.  The new church was rebuilt in 1793 with five feet thick walls providing the community with a functioning Catholic church to this day.

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The plaza surrounding the church is very walkable and has several museums and shops to browse.  We spent about an hour walking around town and then headed toward our evening destination of Gallup, NM.

Next up…..the motorcycles come off the trailer!








About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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2 Responses to Day 2-Amarillo, TX to Gallup, NM

  1. Tammy Norvell says:

    Have fun!! Wish I was with you.

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Now I have traveled this Route but don’t remember all these cool spots.


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