Route I-40 West: Trinkets, Spicy Jam, & A Stripper

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Day 113      September 30, 2014

Tucumcari  to  Santa Fe

Before leaving Tucumcari, we did another drive-a-bout to take pics of all the cool Route 66 stuff. Some of the stuff was decrepit, in it’s original state, and other stuff was restored and/or repurposed. All of it was fun to see!

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

So many cool, fun signs

So many cool, fun signs

And then…back on I-40 West.

For miles and miles on I-40, way before we were even close to it, there were a zillion billboards advertising the Flying C Ranch, so, of course, we had to check it out. It was, basically, a big shop full of trinkets and other touristy crap. We found some jars of spicy jams and jellies. They looked pretty interesting, and they’d come in handy for quick easy lunch sandwiches. And then….back on I-40 West.

@ Flying C Ranch...craptastic!!

@ Flying C Ranch…craptastic!!

There wasn’t much to see on I-40 west, so I guess, instead of yelling expletives, I should have actually thanked Mark for providing some form of entertainment when he pulled his sweatshirt up and over his head while driving. Briefly, as he was trying to take off his sweatshirt, it got stuck over his head. Just briefly. Ay yi yi!!

Mark would pay the price for his stripper shenanigans, ‘cause he freaked me out, and that gave me the hiccups. And when I get the hiccups, they are LOUD!! They are in fact, so loud, that Mark accuses me of faking the volume. But, I say, that’s just how they come out of me. So, he had to put up with that for a while.  And then….we finally turned off of I-40 West.

We took Route 14 north, the “Turquoise Trail, into Santa Fe. Upon our arrival downtown, we found a great double parking space, and went to have lunch at the Coyote Cafe. Good food and drinks!

Santa Fe!

Santa Fe!

Lunch @ Coyote Cafe

Lunch @ Coyote Cafe

Margaritas @ Coyote Cafe

Margaritas @ Coyote Cafe

Lunch was followed by a peaceful afternoon nap in the Space Shuttle. And once rejuvenated, out we went for a long walk around town.

Santa Fe. Tourist trap vendors. I think the stuff they sell is all fake.

Santa Fe. Tourist trap vendors. I think the stuff they sell is all fake.

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe. Beautiful tile fountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe. Detail from mural art.

Downtown Santa Fe. Detail from mural art.

Downtown Santa Fe. Detail from mural art.

Downtown Santa Fe. Detail from mural art.

We docked for the night at Los Suenos de Santa Fe Rv Park, just outside of downtown. Further exploration would have to wait until morning….

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