Nothing like a little sanctioned vandalism first thing in the morning. Sunrise tagging is the thing to do at Cadillac Ranch where 10 Cadillacs are buried with their butts sticking in the air.
We’re heading west to Tucumcari, New Mexico. On the drive I talked to my cousin Kimberly Little (author of several books). Her and her family live near Albuquerque and we’re hoping to meet when we travel through town.
We stopped at the midway point of Route 66. It’s just east of the New Mexico State Line. There’s a diner and a gift shop next door.
The lady at the Sunflower gift shop was the inspiration for Flo in the movie Cars. We took a picture with her and she signed a postcard I bought.
We got to Tucumcari sooner than we expected. We gained an hour because we went from Central to Mountain time. While having an extra hour sounds great, we’re beat. The day has worn us out.
Our motel Quality Inn is VERY clean. While it’s a very old hotel, it has recently been going through updates. My room as new carpet and is one of the cleanest rooms I’ve ever stayed in at a motel.
The staff here has been great too. I HIGHLY recommend Quality Inn here in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
The pool was nice an refreshing giving it reached about 100 today.
Old Cars, New Friends
I spotted this place with a bunch of old cars, mostly Ramblers, behind a chain link fence. The sign warned it is private property and guarded by a dog who will bite. There was a phone number on the fence. I was about to call it when a man in a big pickup truck pulled up and his front plate read, “Rambler”.
He was on the phone, but he opened the gate, and beckoned us in. He motioned as if to say, “take pictures”.
We did, and later he got off the phone. He was so nice. He invited us to have a bottle of water or soda, and let us take photos of whatever we wanted to photograph.
I had to get a picture of this AMC hood ornament.
I never knew AMC had hood ornaments.
We had a fun time visiting with him.
Lots of Thanks
A lots of thanks to day to…
- MoLight – for great lighting products that can be used on location
- Bay Photo Labs – We had fun placing Bay Photo stickers where allowed
- Republic Wireless – great coverage today!
- Quality Inn – for a couple of very nice rooms for Paul and me, a nice clean pool for us to refresh ourselves in, and great recommendations for dinner (Dell’s Diner)
- Danny – for the cold bottle of water on a very hot day.