Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day 21 Summer Vacation 2008

Today is Day 21 Sunday July 27 2008

We are back on Route 66 this morning after a day of rest and relaxation yesterday.

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First stop is Clines Corners, a trading post souvenir shop. Then it is on to Santa Rosa New Mexico. We stopped and took pictures at the Club Cafe, the Sun & Sand Motel and the Sahara Lounge.

Then we stopped for a couple of hours to check out the Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa NM.

14 Rte 66 Auto Museum Santa Rosa NM

18 Rte 66 Auto Museum Santa Rosa NM

This is a must see museum for anyone who is in Santa Rosa. There are over 30 restored cars inside and they are gorgeous. You are going to have to see my FLICKR site to look at all the cars because there are too many photos to put into this blog.

We had lunch at the Denny’s in Tucumcari New Mexico, but since we had spent some time in Tucumcari a few weeks ago on our way out West, we kept on going till we got to San Jon NM and checked out the abandoned businesses and weather beaten signs.

Now we are crossing the State Line from New Mexico into Texas. Our destination for this evening is Amarillo Texas, but first we want to check out the abandoned town of Glen Rio Texas.

76 Rte 66 Glen Rio TX

Then we push on to The MidPoint Cafe in Adrian Texas. This cafe is aptly named because it is exactly located half way between the start of Route 66 and the end of Route 66. The MidPoint Cafe is the home of the Ugly Crust Pie so we had to stop in and buy a couple of pieces plus some other souvenirs of our visit.

89  Rte 66 Mid Point Cafe Adrian TX

87 Rte 66 Mid Point Cafe Adrian TX 92  Rte 66 Mid Point Cafe Adrian TX

96  Rte 66 Mid Point Cafe Adrian TX

After enjoying our ugly crust pie and ice cream, we push on towards Landergin Texas and Vega Texas.

We had to stop in Vega just to check out the windmills that we could see in the distance. We turned North off of Route 66 and tried to figure out how to get close to one of these, but the area was all fenced off.

120 Rte 66 Wind Plant Vega TX

I had to use the zoom lens to get this shot.

Next stop, The Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo Texas. Another must stop and see location. The owner of the property has buried a dozen Cadillac's nose down into the ground. People come from all over for this photo op and to spray paint their mark onto one of the cars.

126  Rte 66 Cadillac Ranch Amarillo TX

We checked into our hotel in Amarillo and then went out for dinner at The Big Texan. The Big Texan is the home of the 72 Ounce Steak. If you can eat this steak with all the trimmings within 1 hour, you get your meal for free. I know my limits so I only ordered the 6 ounce steak with all the trimmings.

136 Rte 66 Big Texan Amarillo TX

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