Thank you my dear readers for your patience over the past few weeks. I had a family matter I had to tend to, which required me and Lucy to drive out to Taos, New Mexico (a 14 1/2 hour drive from San Diego, not including stops). It was intense and in the days leading up to travel I was majorly stressing out. The furthest we have traveled with Lucy in the car is to just outside the Santa Barbara area (a four hour drive), and even then we traveled in the evening when we knew she would sleep, and both parents were in the car–so one could drive and one could distract.
This though. This was Lucy and I, on the road, alone–for a very, very long time. To say I was scared was an understatement. In the days leading up to travel, I planned all the activities I would offer her, filled the front seat of our car with all the snack (junk) food one could possibly imagine, and booked the most fabulous looking hotel close to the mid way point between San Diego and Taos New Mexico–The Wigwam Village Motel #6.
In the end, Lucy ended up doing amazingly. It definitely was not easy (are long road trips ever easy?), but with lots of distraction, the promise to stop for bagels, a nice long car nap, and the help of my iPhone, we made it to Holbrook, Arizona in one piece and with very few tears (on my part).
I had really been looking forward to this part of our trip. I have always been enamored by roadside attractions and 1950s Americana. I knew I wouldn’t be happy staying in some humdrum motel. After looking up a few different routes and motels, I kept coming back to the wigwam motel, I mean, look at it! Who wouldn’t want to stay here?
The hotel was very fun to stay in. It was nothing fancy, but it was affordable, historic, and made for some great photos. I couldn’t ask for anything more in a motel! We will definitely be staying here again on our next road trip to Taos.
Here is info and a brief history of the wigwam motel/s.