New Mexico on Route 66 ?>

New Mexico on Route 66

After a stunning time travelling Route 66 in Texas we had high hopes for New Mexico. After stopping for a bite to eat at a service station just over the border in to New Mexico and having a Taco Tuesday we arrived in the small town of Tucumcari.   Tucumcari is quite a well preserved town on Route 66 with quite a few nice ‘mom and pop’ motels to choose from including the very popular and iconic Blue Swallow motel….

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Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down ?>

Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down

As always we travel on a pretty tight budget.  Our Route 66 trip wasn’t the most budget of all our trips and in fact I should go through my statements and find out a total cost (I’ll be shocked I’m sure!), but we still kept a tight hold of our purse strings and I thought I’d share our tips for this. Accomodation Accommodation is plentiful and as always in the USA rooms can normally fit four people in 2 double…

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Exploring Route 66 in Texas ?>

Exploring Route 66 in Texas

Our first full day on the road saw us take in all the sights that Texas and Route 66 have to offer. Well, I say all of them, but we managed to completely fail to find the Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo – I have no idea how we couldn’t find it (might be that I was preoccupied with explaining to James that he couldn’t turn left when the lights were red – oops too late, he did it!) and I…

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Finding the Mother Road and our journey on Route 66 begins! ?>

Finding the Mother Road and our journey on Route 66 begins!

I’ve wanted to visit Route 66, and specifically with our kids, since we watched Cars way back in 2006.  I distinctly remember taking Marcus and Alex to the cinema and feeling so strongly that we needed to travel and see this place. 8 years later we made it. We started our Route 66 journey in Oklahoma… just!  We were heading to Shamrock which was still in Texas, but the border with Oklahoma wasn’t far so we diverted so we could…

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From Dallas to Route 66 and falling in love with Texas ?>

From Dallas to Route 66 and falling in love with Texas

  I’ll say this straight away – we loved Texas!  We loved everything about it from the people to the food and even the sweltering weather. One of the reasons why we chose Dallas as our first port of call on our US trip was because of a business conference I was attending.  I knew pretty much nothing about it and all my mind brought up when I thought of it was a 80s soap opera and an assassination 😉…

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