Route 66 Side Trip
Tucumcari at Night!
|A drive down Route 66 in Tucumcari at night is a wonderland of dazzling neon lights. In the hey-day of Route 66 these colorful flashing signs were meant to entice the weary traveler into stopping at that particular motel rather than another down the street. The promise of a restful night's sleep was inferred at motels awash with their neon's warm glow. Colorful designs and a decidedly western motif further enticed the tourist to stop using an age old marketing ploy ~ the kids. "Wow dad! Look at that! Can we stop there for the night?"|
Take this exit to return to Route 66 in Tucumcari ...
|Other New Mexico Route 66 Neon Signs: [Gallup Neon] [Albuquerque Neon]|
Photographs taken September 2002 & May 2003
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