Day 7 of our Spring Break 2012 Road Trip, Wednesday, started out once again with a leisurely morning. A few of us walked over to IHOP for breakfast, and the girls worked on their scrapbooks again. We had lunch at the house before taking off on our afternoon excursion.
My all time favorite zoo animal is the polar bear. This day there were two enjoying the sunshine…one was resting, and one was doing a cat-walk dance, back and forth across the stone bridge.
We spent a couple of hours at the zoo before heading to Old Town Albuquerque.
A large cathedral was there on the square. Another picturesque site…it is very common in
New Mexico to
drape red chili peppers over doorways, in windows, on fences…just about
We had supper at a Mexican restaurant in
before heading home for the evening…but we did stop in at a fudge shop before
leaving the square!! Old Town
One of the Route 66 sites we drove by caught my eye, so I insisted we go back so I could take some pictures. It’s a historic motor court from the 1930’s…the El Vada Motel. It’s no longer in business, but I read that the city has taken possession of this motel to avoid losing one of the more distinctive motels along Route 66. Here are a few snapshots:
In the picture on the right above, you can see the garages that went with each room…thus a “motor court”, so distinctive to that era. Also, there used to be an outdoor swimming pool, as you can see in the picture. Not many motels had swimming pools in those days.
I can’t explain it, but something about the old nostalgic sites really captured my attention on this Route 66 Road Trip. Maybe it’s an age thing…maybe I longed to go back to that earlier era when things seemed simpler…before we moved into this high technology age, where I can’t seem to stay up with the pace.
Well, thus ended Day 7 of our spring break vacation. Back at the house, the girls and I started packing for the trip ahead, leaving in the morning to head back home on Route 66. The guys relaxed in front of the television, thus ending another good day.
See you again in a few days, with Day 8 – heading back home, with a destination of
, for the night. Tulsa,