|great sunset last night|
|alone at the Elks|
I think I must be a jinx or that I must be jinxed. I said we'd stay put and enjoy the nice weather here for a few days. Should have kept my mouth shut.
We woke up to the sound of rain on the roof. It was so foggy we couldn't see huge Tucumcari Mountain directly in front of Beluga's windshield. Sheesh.
We decided to take a drive around the area and see what was here. There's a dinosaur museum "downtown" but I was too crabby to feel like wandering around in a museum. I wanted to be outside, in the sun, exploring....
|I love this sign!|
(and it must be newly installed....no bullet holes!)
I had originally thought it would be fun to drive up to the top of Tucumcari Mountain but I didn't realize it was a dirt road. Ordinarily that would be right up our alley, but with the rain and lack of visibility today we thought better of it and turned around.
|the dark area ahead is the lower quarter of Tucumcari Mountain -|
the rest is enveloped in fog
I heard this town was an important place in the old Route 66 days so we headed into town to see some of the old buildings.
I took a few pictures of some of the better preserved landmarks but the town is really pretty sad. Unless there is another area we didn't drive through.
The town is proud of it's many murals. I liked them, they all had blue sky.
We're off in the morning, still heading west and looking for the sun.