Archive for New Mexico 66

La Bajada – once a Route 66 terror

La Bajada – once a Route 66 terror

The very notion of La Bajada Hill struck terror in the early-day travelers of 66. Spots were so steep that cars with gravity-fed tanks would have to go up in reverse, because the fuel couldn’t get to the engine.

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Route 66 city limits plays out on video

Route 66 city limits plays out on video

Although the music doesn’t really work with the imagery, and they “went backwards” from LA to Chicago, this is a fun representation of all (or at least most) of the city limit signs you will encounter all along route 66.     (Thanks to Ron…

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27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about summer vacations. Whether you are going to be sticking close to home, or planning a big road trip across country, here are 27 apps you should have on your phone before you leave town. Of…

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Get your souvenirs on at Skip Maisel’s

Get your souvenirs on at Skip Maisel’s

Skip Maisel’s Indian Jewelry 510 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM (505) 242-6526 website Built by Morris Maisel in the late 1930’s, on old Route 66, it is now a Route 66 landmark. During its heyday in the late 40s and early 50s, he employed over…

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Loretto Chapel’s Miraculous Staircase

Loretto Chapel’s Miraculous Staircase

Loretto Chapel 207 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM (505) 982-0092 website When the Loretto Chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above. Carpenters were called in to address the problem, but they all concluded…

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