As promised... here are a few photos from the latest drive to Arizona. :) We took a side trip to see Palo Duro Canyon, Texas and drove to the bottom. West Texas and eastern New Mexico were the greenest I have seen them in years! Beautiful...
Spent the night at the Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. A wonderfully nostalgic place with super friendly owners. If you're ever driving through there, it's worth the stop. Rooms were clean and comfy and we loved the old gliders to sit and drink morning coffee. We met some really nice folks visiting from Holland. Like stepping back in time. :)
There are many murals all over Tucumcari, NM. They were painted by a talented local artist. Some are paintings of interesting or historical events around the area and others are of the people that live there. It's fun to try and find them all.
Look what we found at the Mexican Restaurant when we went to dinner. :)
This was rather strange... The gentleman in the painting was actually sitting at a table behind us eating dinner. LOL
After a great mug of coffee and visiting with our neighbors, we had a great Sonora Mexican breakfast and headed to Arizona.
After a few days of visiting with family, we decided to visit the old historic copper mining ghost town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west. :) It's a fun and interesting day visit in a bit cooler part of Arizona.
An enjoyable day spent looking at historical Jerome, visiting artisan shops and spending time with family!
Time to head home... Stopped in Lubbock, TX on the way back to visit with dear son and daughter-in-law. Had a good time spending a few days with them and my fur baby grand-kids. :)
While there we visited the National Ranching Heritage Center. It's a museum and historical park that preserves and honors ranching history and traditions. Great place to visit if you're ever in Lubbock, Texas. :)
A good trip and glad to visit family, but sure is good to be home!
Russell Ranch is located in beautiful NE Oklahoma, just a few miles from the Illinois river in Green Country. There are lovely rolling hills, lots of wonderful lakes and rivers, and forests full of wildlife.