A Place To Rest Your Weary Bones

Choosing a place to recharge during a road trip is an important choice, but it can also make for an interesting, quirky, exciting adventure!

The Blue Swallow Motel’s neon light beckons travelers on the old Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The Blue Swallow Motel has been serving travelers along the Route 66, the Mother Road, since 1939.

 
“Historic Beaufort, South Carolina, Inn” by Catherine Sherman This historic Beaufort, South Carolina, inn was once the home of prominent Beaufort families, including the Rhett family, for which it is named. Many Hollywood actors have stayed in the inn while they were starring in films being produced in the town. The inn is a classic Greek Revival antebellum mansion, built around 1820.

 
The Victor Hotel is a four-story historic brick hotel in the mining town of Victor, Colorado. The hotel, built in 1899 by the town’s founders, the Woods brothers, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Flags of many nations line the drive to The Victoria Falls Hotel, an historic hotel at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in Africa. The hotel is dramatically situated, with a view of the Second Gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge from its terrace. The hotel was opened in 1904 to accommodate passengers on the newly built railway, part of the planned Cape to Cairo Railway.

 
The neon sign of the “Buckaroo Motel” beckons travelers on the historic old Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. A few letters in “Motel” aren’t lit, but you get the idea.

 
The sign for the Pony Soldier Motel stands tall against a bright blue New Mexico sky, even though the motel was torn down in 2010. When the motel was still open, the blank sign at the bottom read: “Here we are on Route U.S. 66.” The Pony Soldier Motel was one of the many motels along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, which was a popular stop for cross-country travelers on Route 66, now Highway I-40.

 
The Blue Swallow Motel’s neon light beckons travelers on the old Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The Blue Swallow Motel has been serving travelers along the Route 66, the Mother Road, since 1939.

 

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