|A stack of the chocolateyist pancakes I've ever seen.|
So after negotiating our way under the interstate we pulled up on the southern frontage road to go see the Cadillacs. The Cadillac ranch is another feat of imagination from the same guy that thought up the Bug Ranch we saw in Conway, Texas. Essentially it's a line of Cadillac's buried nose first in a field and people are invited to decorate them with spray paint cans. I made our Geek 66 mark on one of them and we photographed it for evidence.
|The vandals are proud of their efforts.|
|We are geeks and we are on Route 66 playing pic-a-boo. Can you spot Rachael?|
Adrian, Texas is barely a blip on any map but it marks the official half way point between Chicago and Los Angeles on Route 66. The enterprising folks at the Mid-point Cafe in Adrian have taken this idea literally and do a roaring trade in souvenirs in their cool cafe/diner. The cafe is also the home of the Ugly Crust Pie (why it's named this we don't know because it's amazing pie and it looked very pretty to us). We tried the chocolate peanut butter version between us and still couldn't finish one slice - it's EPIC pie.
|Ohhhhhh...We're halfway there..... Ohhh OHH Living on a prayer...|
|A non-resident of Glenrio goes for a stroll towards the Motel.|
|The lizard finds a rock upon which to bask whilst Tucumcari mountain does mountainy things in the background.|
The lovely couple who run our motel recommended a local mexican restaurant for dinner and the Pow Wow Inn Restaurant did not disappoint. The portions were predictably huge but we thoroughly enjoyed the deep fried pickle slices and mushrooms, Burrito and Tamales we ordered. Looking forward to more mexican food on our trip through the SW states.
Our lodging for the night is the fantastic Blue Swallow Motel - one of the oldest motels on route 66 - it was built in 1939 and has been recently restored to a modern/historic standard that seems to satisfy the nostalgic as well as those looking for a wifi connection. It also has one of the most recognisable signs on Route 66 and it's a fantastic example of neon art.
|The amazing neon sign at the Blue Swallow motel on Route 66.|