Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure
Thursday, May 11
Start Day 10
More sights around Shamrock
The Pioneer West Museum
Museum #6 for my trip
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The Shamrock Water Tower, one of the tallest in Texas
More murals, on the way out of Shamrock
Devil's Rope Museum
Museum #7 for my trip
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Classic McLean murals
Probably the most classic McLean Route 66 landmark!
The Alanreed Travel Center
Post Office, groceries, gifts, Rt 66 memorabilia, beer.
Yep, go to the Post Office to get your beer!
Westbound Rest Area
Rest rooms and, yes, Tornado Shelter. How comforting!
The "Leaning Tower of Texas"
This was intentional, to make it a landmark: the far side legs are about 3 feet in the air!
Said to be the largest cross in the US - 190'
Home of The Big Texan
where a 72 oz steak dinner is FREE... IF you eat the entire meal in 1 hour!
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!
No, I declined the 72 oz steak. The rib platter was superb, as was the Bomb City Bock!
Rather than add spray can graffiti, I left a tribute to my favorite brewery: Rocket Republic.
The MidPoint Cafe
The half-way point on Historic Route 66 between Chicago and Santa Monica
Approaching New Mexico
The ghost town of Glenrio TX
State #10 for this trip
The New Mexico Welcome Center
San Jon NM
That flat-top mountain ahead screams Tucumcari!
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One of the most sought after landmarks on Historic Route 66
The Blue Swallow Motel. "100% Refrigerated Air"
The owners: Kevin & Nancy Mueller. Super nice people!!!
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.
Dinner & beer for the next 2 nights
Wall art in the local Lowes supermarket
End of Day 10
235 miles for the day