Blue and Improved

Blue Swallow Motel - 815 East Route 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico U.S.A. - June 7, 2015

Blue Swallow Motel
815 East Route 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico U.S.A. – June 7, 2015
Copyright © Brad Wendes on Flickr. All rights reserved.
Found via the Route 66 Neon Signs group pool


Blue Swallow Motel - 815 East Route 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico U.S.A. - June 7, 2015

Blue Swallow Motel
815 East Route 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico U.S.A. – June 7, 2015
Copyright © Brad Wendes on Flickr. All rights reserved.
Found via the Route 66 Neon Signs group pool

It makes me feel good to see the improvements continue at the Blue Swallow Motel. I’ve been waiting all year to find just the right photographs to show the sign now that the branch and leaves have been restored to the swallow’s beak, and Mr. Wendes nailed it twice.

While not a shame for the motel as I hope it is full every night of the year, it’s too bad the vacancy sign is not lit up. It is bright yellow and adds yet another color to what is certainly one of the most iconic neon signs on old Route 66.

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