I’m a little behind in my travel posting….I totally forgot the photos for Tucumcari, New Mexico. It is an interesting little town on the Historic Route 66. Sadly…it has seen better times, but there is such great potential here. A one time resident,Doug Quarles, painted these murals. There are many more then I captured here…..
Many of the gas stations, working or not, have been painted and somewhat restored to what they might have once looked like during the 1950’s era. Some are still working gas stations, but many have been abandoned. I think it was a fabulous idea to take these abandoned structures and turn them into a kinda visual museum.
This and the next one are two of my favorites
So funny! I think there are over a 100 murals in this town and all so very well done! I couldn’t find out when they were painted, but they have been there awhile. I do know that the artist has since moved on to paint other murals in other small towns of America. How fun….but a lot of work! If you want to see more…..click here.
We enjoyed our short stay in Tucumcari…..the folks there were very friendly and almost all the restaurants are top rated and very reasonably priced. I don’t know if I would consider the town a “destination place”, but certainly worth the stop if you are traveling in the area!
Here is a look at our site at the KOA in Tucumcari. Nice and long and level and the spacing between sites was not to bad. Again not a ‘destination place’, but find for a night or two!
I have no idea what kind of bird, but they were everywhere at our site. Loved seeing them play and call to one another. Beautiful!
We are currently in Marshfield, MO at the RV Express right off I40…..just 20 miles west of Springfield. Just kicking back and relaxing before continuing our journey back to Indiana.