Blue Swallow Motel
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood
N 35° 10.300 W 103° 42.900
13S E 617016 N 3892836
Quick Description: The Blue Swallow Motel is an affordable 1939 Route 66 motel with beautiful neon.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2007 7:57:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM1AEH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 442

Long Description:

Time and time again I found people along Route 66 to be friendly and generous. On the basis of their neon signs and their involvement in the Pixar movie "Cars" I stopped by to check it out. Bill and Terri who own and operate the Blue Swallow Motel invited me into their home, spent time telling me stories, showed me a couple of rooms, and invited me to take pictures. They really wanted me to enjoy their treasure and I appreciated it.

What you find here is a clean and very reasonably priced motel (half of what I was paying elsewhere in town) with all the basics. There are all sorts of special touches that remain to preserve its authenticity. The rooms I saw, though small, were nicely appointed with such touches as period furniture, dial phones and even little garages! I don't mean to imply you'll leave the creature comforts of this century behind, no, far from it; they now even have wireless Internet available!

I didn't have good weather so I didn't see the neon in its full glory. However, with Bill Kinder's permission I'm posting the primary picture from their web site. If you want to see more pictures then go view their photo gallary at the link below. Oh, and if you're going to be in Tucumcari then consider staying at the Blue Swallow Inn. Next time I certainly will.

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815 East Route 66 Blvd.
Tucumcari, NM USA

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