Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure

Day 10
Thursday, May 11

Shamrock TX

Start Day 10

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More sights around Shamrock

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The Pioneer West Museum
Museum #6 for my trip

Click photo to see more of this exceptional museum

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 The Shamrock Water Tower, one of the tallest in Texas

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More murals, on the way out of Shamrock

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McLean TX

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Devil's Rope Museum
Museum #7 for my trip

Click photo to take a tour with me

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Classic McLean murals

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Probably the most classic McLean Route 66 landmark!

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Alanreed TX

The Alanreed Travel Center
Post Office, groceries, gifts, Rt 66 memorabilia, beer.
Yep, go to the Post Office to get your beer!

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Westbound Rest Area

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Rest rooms and, yes, Tornado Shelter. How comforting!

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Groom TX

The "Leaning Tower of Texas"

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 This was intentional, to make it a landmark: the far side legs are about 3 feet in the air!

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Said to be the largest cross in the US - 190'

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Amarillo TX

Home of The Big Texan
where a 72 oz steak dinner is FREE... IF you eat the entire meal in 1 hour!

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A very pleasant surprise: I never would have guessed this was not only also a brewery but

ONE of the TOP 10 Places in the WORLD FOR A BEER!

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No, I declined the 72 oz steak. The rib platter was superb, as was the Bomb City Bock!

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Cadillac Ranch

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Rather than add spray can graffiti, I left a tribute to my favorite brewery: Rocket Republic.  

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Vega TX

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Adrian TX

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The MidPoint Cafe
The half-way point on Historic Route 66 between Chicago and Santa Monica

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Approaching New Mexico

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The ghost town of Glenrio TX

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New Mexico
State #10 for this trip

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The New Mexico Welcome Center

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San Jon NM

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That flat-top mountain ahead screams Tucumcari!

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Tucumcari NM

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One of the most sought after landmarks on Historic Route 66
The Blue Swallow Motel. "100% Refrigerated Air"

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The owners: Kevin & Nancy Mueller. Super nice people!!!

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To my disappointment (but not surprise) they were booked solid for the next 2 nights.
The second night was actually sold out to a group of bikers from the Netherlands!
I reserved the 3rd night, and asked for suggestions for alternate lodging.

This was it. The plan was to do day trips from here for the next 2 days.

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Dinner & beer for the next 2 nights

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Wall art in the local Lowes supermarket

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End of Day 10

235 miles for the day

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