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Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure

Day 11
Friday, May 12

Tucumcari NM

Since my room at the Blue Swallow wouldn't be available until Saturday, I decided to stay a second night at the Historic Route 66 Motel and take a day trip to Roswell NM to see the UFO Museum and Research Center.

First Stop: Tee Pee Curios
  
  

The Blue Swallow is circled, down in the next block.

Spectacular mural on the Lowes Supermarket building!

 

Santa Rosa NM

The Route 66 Auto Museum
Museum #8 for my trip

   

Click photo to tour the museum with me

 

South out of Santa Rosa on US 54, heading for Roswell NM.

90 minutes later, now on US 285. Still an hour to go. And it all looked just like this!

Arrival at the UFO Museum
Museum #9 for my trip

Click photo to follow me through
  

 

Some kind of dispute across US 285 on the way back to Tucumcari...

 

Back at the Lizard Lounge for dinner

 

More nice murals on the way back to the motel
  

The only time on the trip that I spent 2 consecutive nights in the same motel.


End of Day 11

401 miles for the day

That's actually 2080.8 miles from Chicago start.
Annoyingly, it resets every 2000 miles!

Nice sunset out of my window!

My Museum pass, still on my t-shirt.          It now resides on the keyboard of my laptop.
   

 

 

On to Day 12

 

 

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