Keith know that his cousin that owned a
motel... actually owned a really famous motel
on Route 66 that Pixar modeled the motel in
Cars after. This awesome little motel that
was built in the 30s with almost completely
original sinks, toilets - even the old TVs
and shortwave radios...and FREE WIFI!!
course each room has a garage you can put
your car in - thus the reason Pixar modeled
their motel after it. What a trip. I
personally could give two shits about
antiques (a personality trait that must
sadden my mother horribly)...
certainly enjoyed the feel of these rooms. We
got the only 3 bed suite for 1/2 price. Which
was a very lovely $25 a head. It literally
made our trip 'cause of all the coolness held
it was just glanced at as I enjoyed my wifi.
I'm such a dork - but whatever. Without that
dorkiness none of you would be reading
everything was so cool that we decided to give up on
our "schedule" and actually spend an entire extra day
here checkin' out the town. Especially nice for me as
it's the Pennsylvania Primary today and as I may have
mentioned... there's free wifi. I can officially
overdose on politics and watch another nail-biting
finish which I still think is going to Clinton by
around 7 points. If it's under 10 he's done quite well
considering all the bullshit that's happened and that
she was over 20 for quite awhile.
- Anyway - I've got
lotsa pics to share and not a whole lotta story to
balance it (everyone lets out a sigh of relief).
Now, I don't mean to
make fun of the uneducated but if you're gonna vandalize
the cool hippie car in front of the Cars Motel for the
love of fuck can you spell it right? Ha. It is mighty
impressive however that they had the wherewithal to avoid
the temptation of writing "where it out" since they at
least sound the same. Then again, if you say it
with a southern drawl "Were it out" actually does sound
just about right. :-)
- Heh. This has to
be the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. It's
almost like performance art. You walk in because of
the name, then you realize it's someone's house and
this is just a room - and they have laundry soap, a
refrigerator with a 6 pack of pop you can buy singles
of for 60 cents and a rack of trinkets... that's it.
There's nothing in the store. The woman's baby came
runnin out with a diaper half hangin' off and we
looked at the entire inventory of the store in 27
seconds and moved on. When we walked out of there
and I thought: "Wow, that was like the worst store
I've ever... OHHH hahahha - I get it!". LOL. Classic.
A must stop if you're ever in Tucumcari New Mexico on
- Unfortunately the
majority of the town is boarded up and most businessed
left decades ago. I thought this storefront was just
awesome because it was perfectly maintained and had to
be over 20 years old. I mean when was "Philco" a
major brand? Quasar was definitely late 80s.