Show Me The Way To Amarillo

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Today’s little jaunt took us from Santa Fe to Amarillo via Santa Rosa, Adrian (1/2 way), Tucumcari.

We were concerned about the bad weather but it appears we are following it so far 🙂

The Route 66 museum and the Cadillac Ranch were the main items of note today.
Once again the scenery changed from state to state and the plains coming into Texas stretch as far as the eye can see.
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Fiesta !!

We have spent the day in Santa Fe old town where it is the annual festival, it has been a riot of music, colour and food
A really enjoyable and relaxing day 🙂
We may however need to change our plans as there is severe weather in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. More to follow !!

Down (New) Mexico Way !

We left Holbrook and the Wigwams behind and via the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert and Gallup amongst others we are now in Santa Fe. The Painted Desert is absolutely wonderful and one of the most unusual things we have ever seen !

The Pictures

1/ Shows the bed of the original Route 66 that has now returned to nature, you can see where it used to be by using the line of telegraph poles as a guide.

2 and 3/ Show the painted desert but don’t do it justice !!

Now in Santa Fe for a couple of days.

Small Town USA

Making our way from Flagstaff Arizona along Route 66 to Holbrook and the Wigwam Motel via Walnut Canyon National Monument. The Canyon was fantastic but involved a two mile walk and a climb of a few thousand feet out of the Canyon. We also passed the famous Jack Rabbit trading post and the meteor crater on the way to Winslow. Winslow still retains a lot of the old Route 66 charm. We ended the day at Holbrook and the Wigwam Motel. Tomorrow Santa Fe !!