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Things to see in New Mexico on Route 66

Things to see in New Mexico on Route 66

After a stunning time travelling Route 66 in Texas we had high hopes for New Mexico.  Here’s some of what we enjoyed and things to see in New Mexico on Route 66: 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. Things to see in New Mexico on Route 66 Tucumcari and the Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari…

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Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down

Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down

Can you do Route 66 on a Budget? Route 66 on a Budget?  Can it be done? As always we travel on a pretty tight budget.  Our Route 66 trip wasn’t the most budget of all our trips that we’ve taken 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…

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Exploring Route 66 through Texas

Exploring Route 66 through Texas

Our first full day on historic route 66 saw us take in all the sights that Route 66 through Texas had 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…

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Visiting the U Drop Inn in Shamrock TX

Visiting the U Drop Inn in Shamrock TX

Do you recognise the U Drop Inn?  The one all lit up in neon?  You’ll find it in Shamrock TX and if you have kids you might recognise it as what Ramone’s workshop was based on in the film Cars!   Now, I’ve wanted to visit Route 66, 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…

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