Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure

Day 11
Friday, May 12

Tucumcari NM

Since my room at the Blue Swallow wouldn't be available until Saturday, I decided to stay a second night at the Historic Route 66 Motel and take a day trip to Roswell NM to see the UFO Museum and Research Center.

First Stop: Tee Pee Curios

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The Blue Swallow is circled, down in the next block.

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Spectacular mural on the Lowes Supermarket building!

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Santa Rosa NM

The Route 66 Auto Museum
Museum #8 for my trip

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Click photo below to tour the museum with me

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South out of Santa Rosa on US 54, heading for Roswell NM.

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90 minutes later, now on US 285. Still an hour to go. And it all looked just like this!

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Roswell NM

Arrival at the UFO Museum
Museum #9 for my trip

Click photo below to follow me through

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Some kind of dispute across US 285 on the way back to Tucumcari...

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Back at the Lizard Lounge for dinner

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More nice murals on the way back to the motel

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The only time on the trip that I spent 2 consecutive nights in the same motel.

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End of Day 11

401 miles for the day

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That's actually 2080.8 miles from Chicago start.
Annoyingly, it resets every 2000 miles!

Nice sunset out of my window!

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My Museum pass, still on my t-shirt.          It now resides on the keyboard of my laptop.

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