Day Six: May 30
We had a great night’s sleep at the Wigwam Motel. After a few more pictures of the unique accommodations, we went to breakfast at Joe and Aggie’s Café in Holbrook. Another great place … more good food and more good conversation with the owner and employees. We even got to hear the town old timers talk about the area’s best gasoline prices. It was a little hard to leave Holbrook … it is a great place.
In Albuquerque the van developed a rough idle. I think I got bad gasoline. We are praying the rough idle goes away with that tank of gas.
We finally made it to Tucumcari, N.M., for the night. Another unique motel – Motel Safari. The motel has been remodeled with retro décor as well as flat screen TVs. The free wireless (that I am using right now) was also nice. More great conversation at the front desk – the people along Route 66 have been so friendly. They really love what they do and where they do it.
More later … it is past time for bed.
2 smashed pennies collected
400+ miles traveled
Random Notes from the days four – six
– Funny business names: “We Cook Pizza and Pasta,” “Want Water? LLC,” and “Big Man w/a Big Van Moving.”
– Rock Squirrels are the most dangerous animals to Grand Canyon visitors. 200-300 people per year are bitten by Rock Squirrels
– Holbrook and Tucumcari have been our favorite towns along Route 66.