MOTEL hopping: Along old Route 66 in Grants, New Mexico

Well folks, stay in the car. We won’t be stopping. 

I’ll let the pictures tell the story. An oasis for sure. A motel along the once grand Route 66.

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Oh, don't you wish you could see that neon sign light up? Did the arrows flash or just stay red? And gosh darn, they gave S&H Green Stamps! 

Sadly, they aren't "completely modern" today with air conditioning, television, swimming pool, etc. In fact, I couldn't find a nice word spoken about this place. They rebranded themselves "Historic Route 66 Motel" in hopes of pulling in those of us who still long to travel America's Highway.

Below its last hurrah. And as far as the restaurant is concerned, I don't even see a spot for it. Usually in places like this the restaurant would have been where you see the pool located. And it seems that eventually they indeed did exactly that. Perhaps putting "restaurant" on the back of the card at the time was just wishful thinking.

So settle in, put your feet out the window...I'm going to keep driving. 


  1. Free lance call girl? Unfortunate wording or a confession from the past?

    1. Good question. Perhaps there's more to my childhood friend than I know.