Maycation Day 7
It was late. The first 4 hotels were full. The motel had a room.
It smelled like bug spray, the non-carpeted floors had a weird slick feel, the kitchen was a microwave sitting on a mini-fridge by the door, but there was a vacancy, it was cheap, and there was a pool.
Texas has the best rest areas and picnic areas.
Texas also has the worst weather.
Not good for driving. Shortly after the storm hit, a flood warning appeared.
The best part about driving through Texas was seeing the wind farms. Felt like living in the future. Or maybe I have cancer now?
Tucumcari, New Mexico
The day ended with me going to sleep in a motel that is basically the dream version of the motel I woke up in that morning.
Motel Safari is one of a handful of Route 66 motels in Tucumcari that provides a bit of the original flavor from America’s road trip glory days. It is hard for me to believe people stay at the cookie-cutter chain hotels and motels closer to the interstate for any reason other than that they are in Tucumcari by accident and don’t realize what they can find if they drive a few more blocks. I stayed in Tucumcari 2 or 3 times before I realized what I had been missing.
Now I make plans to stay in Tucumcari when passing through.