Last week an acquaintance heading out on the road asked for some advice on what was worth visiting in northeastern New Mexico. Of course I suggested the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa and Route 66 ghost and almost-ghost towns like Cuervo, San Jon, and Glenrio, as well as the neon and vintage motel heaven that is Tucumcari (where everyone should stay at the Safari).
This of course kept New Mexico on my mind all weekend, especially since we barely made it to Santa Rosa last trip out, and I’ve not seen nearly as much of the state as I’d like (though my suspicion is I’ve not enough days left on this earth to see all of it that I’d like—can I get an ‘amen’?).
My hope is to hit the road again next year so I can complete my Route 66 documentary project. We’ll see! But in the meantime, I hope you’ve enjoyed this (very) brief taste of the northeastern leg of 66 in New Mexico.