Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Mexico

Here I am, driving on Route 66, at 6850 feet altitude doing 54 in a 55 zone and taking pictures of my GPS. It is a good thing mother only raised one dumb kid!
We checked out late as we did not have far to go today. We had breakfast at the Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, NM. It took a while to get out of there as the owner wanted to hear all about our travels. that is his ‘57 Ford out front.
We made it to the Dancing Eagle Casino west of Albuquerque, NM after stopping for Fry Bread. The wind picked up as soon as we checked in and it looks like it just might rain tonight. New Mexico needs the rain as there are a couple of forest fires burning right now.

The last time we were here, Norma won $80! I hope her luck repeats itself this time.
Well, no such luck! Norma went through her $20 and I went through my $20. Also, the $20 free gas is only for first time visitors and as we were in the computer we did not get that either. We had dinner in the casino and are now hunkered down in the motorhome watching TV and wondering if we should put the slide in. The topper is flapping in the wind…

Things could be worse.


  1. We own a house in Capitan, New Mexico not too far from where you were - You could have stayed there for free amigo!

  2. You just passed my home in Moriarty. When I worked in ABQ, I used this road to get passed the 'closed' I-40 during snow/ice storms.