Saturday, June 27, 2009

From Arkansas to New Mexico

We had a long day of driving today. Andrew wants everyone to know that it took forever to get through Oklahoma. We stopped in Oklahoma City and visited the Oklahoma City Memorial. It was very touching. We also drove by the capital building. The dome was added in 2002 and features a Native American (thinking of you Dad). We ate lunch at a Long John Silvers/A & W. Too greasy to eat too often! We stopped at an interesting rest stop in Texas (thanks April for telling me about it) and then we stopped to see the Cadillac Ranch. I had seen this in a magazine once and was very excited when we drove by so we exited and found our way back. It is 10 Cadillacs buried in a field. Apparently people use lots of spray paint to add a personal reminder of their visit. We arrived in Tucumcari, New Mexico after 8 mountain time. We are staying at the Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66. It is a historic hotel that is very quaint. We had to convince a few of the kids of this! It was one of the hotels that inspired the scenes for the movie cars! Tomorrow we will drive up to Pagosa Springs, Colorado where we will stay for one week.

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