The Blue Swallow Motel
Tucumcari NM
May 13, 2017

This place was well worth the extra 2 days in Tucumcari just for the privilege of staying here!

Earlier photos I took while passing through town on previous trips

1998

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2014

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Owners Nancy and Kevin Mueller on May 11, 2017,
the day I stopped to book my reservation. Super nice people!

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Arrival on May 13, 2017.
FYI: The classic car parked under the sign changes every day.

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I was too early for the office to be open for registration, but Nancy spotted me as I drove around back and just gave me the key to #7! She said to come by the office after it opened to finish the registration. Is that service or what!

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Most of the rooms have their own garage, with cool murals on the walls. This is mine, with an Easy Rider theme.

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Earlier vintage neon sign adorns the maintenance/laundry unit.

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More garage murals

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Looking out from the above garage bay

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More murals on the outside walls

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In for the night

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A look around the room

Note the blue-swallow-embroidered bedspread!

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The period-appropriate rotary dial phone. Yes, it works.

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Interesting period publications in the drawer

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And nice artwork on the walls

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I had to get a nighttime shot of the neon in its full glory!

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Time to check out. Note that the car under the sign is the same one as seen in my 2014 photo at top of page.

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