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07/24/2013

On The Road to Rt. 66 - Amarillo TX to Santa Fe NM

Our Rt. 66 adventure took an artistic turn today!  They say everything is big in Texas, right?  That especially holds true for this larger-than-life art in Amarillo!

  

Not too far from Amarillo, we hit a milestone in Adrian Texas - the half-way point! Only 1,139 miles to go!

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We marked the occasion at The MidPoint Cafe, “Home of the Ugly Pie Crust.” Yes, it was delicious!

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A mere 22 miles, and we were entering New Mexico - here’s where the driving got a little hairy!

  

Once we got on the stretch of Rt. 66 that shared the interstate, the surroundings took on a completely different attitude - serene, majestic, inviting.  This truly is God’s country.

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We took the pre-1937 route that brought us into Santa Fe, arriving with enough time to take in a little sight-seeing before dinner.  We visited San Miguel Mission, said to be the oldest standing church in the U.S., built in 1610.  Across the street is the oldest house in Santa Fe (and according to their literature, in the U.S.!), built in 1646.

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We walked through town at dusk, and while many of the wonderful shops and boutiques were closed, the park was alive with a summer concert.

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Tomorrow we continue to explore Santa Fe, and then on to Albuquerque.  ¡Buenas Noches!

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