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January 21, 2009

Bates Motel Pool, originally uploaded by IrishFireside.

corey says…we put on 650 miles today, but we still managed a few interesting stops.

Of course a few miles away from our scummy hotel in Elk City, Oklahoma, we passed several much nicer hotels advertising lower prices. Ugh.

Our first stop was Shamrock, Texas. The town celebrates its Route 66 landmarks. Visiting Shamrock helped me understand what people mean that old Route 66 is disappearing. Before today, I didn’t really know what that meant.

Now, I realize that so many of these old buildings are barely staying up. Many of them are in rougher shape than an Irish Medieval castle.

Spotted a great Bates Motel sign in Amarillo…it struck both Liam and me as funny.

The landscape changed dramatically today…much more “out west”‘ looking.

We’re in Las Crusas in a fantastic room our friend Bit in Tucsan helpped us arrange at the LaQuinta Inn. It’s really nice and their internet has cooperated with my YouTube uploads.

I’m very tired, so must sleep. Tommorrow is Tucsan, AZ, where we’ll be enjoying the céilí from 6:30 – 9:30 at the Auld Dubliner

One Comment leave one →
  1. Geno permalink
    January 22, 2009 1:46 AM

    Real sweet motel setting! It can only get nicer from this point on. Have a great trip.

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