Tucumcari started as a railroad camp in 1901 filled with hired hands, outlaws, and saloons... old school decor... these days, Tucumcari capitalizes on it's 5 miles of Route-66 stretch to invite visitors to stay for the night... Adrian, TX is where the Midpoint Cafe and midway marker to Route-66 is located. While Amarillo is home to the Cadillac Ranch; there is a cart there now that sells spray paint for you to make your mark on the Cadillacs lawn darts. Elk City, OK is home to the largest Route-66 sign and also has a Route-66 Museum. I visited these sites back in 2018 so I skipped them today so I can make up some time. made it into Lake El Reno Campgrounds where I paid $5.00 in self registration... The campgrounds at Lake El Reno was a great place if it wasn't for the wind blowing. I had to use the tent stakes and guy lines for the first time during this trip. But once I secured the tent down, it was all good and I took advantage of the showers and restrooms just a short walk away. Afterwards I settled in for the night and organized by gear in the tent and was soon sawing logs... Little did I know that the winds would shift during the night and blow from the opposite direction. The winds were blowing so hard that it woke me up at around 1:22 am and I couldn't get back to sleep until I put my earplugs in... as I fell asleep, I thought "it's gonna be fun striking down camp when I wake up..."