Whiting Brothers Motel in Tucumcari, NM

Whiting Brothers Motel in Tucumcari
I wish I had stayed here in 1981. This motel was called the State Motor Lodge and then the Desert Air Motel (as evidenced by postcards showing the same basic sign) before becoming part of the Whiting Bros. chain. This classic overnight stop still rents rooms as the Americana Motel, its exuberant sign recycled yet again.