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Day 9 - Mon 4/14 Tucumcari-Santa Fe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 22:00

Today is Monday the 14th, what a beautiful day. Bright, sunny getting warmer, it's a shorts day.

We toured the streets of Tucumcari in the morning. There are 30 murals on buildings, in buildings and

schools all over town painted by local artists Doug and Sharon Quarells. They have a gallery/B & B in town

which we found and went into, we spent a good half hour talking with them, very nice people. We were

on our own for most of the day, the main group was about a half hour ahead of us. Stopped at a Route 66

museum, Pecos Pueblo historic site and ended up at the El Ray Motel in Santa Fe. Josh will be putting

a link to my Flickr site, you can see more photos of this day. I've just about given up uploading

pictures to this site. I'll keep trying.

 
Day 10 Tues. April 15 Santa Fe - Albuquerque PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 22:14

Can I say we've got another shorts day. It's great, but they have so much wind down here it

does get a little chilly. Left Santa Fe early, wish we could have seen more but we have a big

day ahead of us. Another museum, this one owned by the Joiner family. They have raced in

the Great Race as seen on the History Channel. They have lots of nice cars, all owned by the

family. Stopped at the Route 66 Diner for lunch, I was outside snapping a bunch of pics when

all of a sudden a curb jumped out and tripped me up. I felt more foolish than hurt now I

have to go back to wearing pants to cover up my skinned knees. The highlight of our day

came at the Unser Racing Museum in Alburquerque. We were greeted out front by none

other than Al himself, shook his hand, it was a great photo op. He spent a couple of hours

with us going through his museum, some of the guys went into the racing simulator

they had a ball. The guy that set us up was Charlie Daniels, not the singer but the

Supreme Court judge from New Mexico. Our trip planner Cindy Minier knows someone

who knows someone and before you know it she had this planned. I had a mission on

this trip and that was to find a Wekinz for grandaughter Ashley and a baby doll for our

other grandaughter Kaylee. We went shopping and the first store I tried there was one

penguin Webkinz. I was so happy, mission accomplished. Next is the baby doll for Kaylee.

That's it for now, tomorrows another adventure.

 
Day 11 Wed 4/16 Albuquerque - Gallup PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Saturday, 19 April 2008 23:43

Wednesday we went from Albuquerque to Gallup. Very sunny and cool. We started the day by

going to the Sandia MotorSports Park in Albuquerque, NM. We had the opportunity to drive the

cars on the track. Both the road course and the oval track, what a kick. These cars were born

to race. The guys had a great time. Crossed over the Continental Divide and on into Gallup,NM.