Our intrepid PillartoPost.org travel writer, Leslie Cruse, has moved on from her gig as a hotel bigwig in Dubai to settle back in the U.S. In the meantime, she has been spotted zipping along Route 66 heading west. Being a hospitality exec she was attracted to the motels in the area. The following are images she snapped while overnighting in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
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As the railroads moved west, Ragtown sprung up as a north eastern New Mexico staging area for rail workers in the early 1900s. Name was changed to Tucumcari in 1908 when it became a city. Tucumcari mountain can be seen in the distance. Tucumcari is taken from the Comanche language meaning “ambush.”
|Circa coffee/espresso/café along Route 66 next door to Historic Route 66 Motel.|
|TEXACO? Now Kix 66 Diner on Route 66 through Tucumcari.|