Up early and out at 0800 local, but actually it is 0700 in the time zone we are heading towards. Beautiful day, not much traffic and cool temperatures.
Since this is my special day, birthday, we are stopping at Tucumcari for breakfast at the Route 66 Cafe. Very good.
On to Gallup, called ahead for a site for the night. OOPS, campground is full with those heading to Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival. They cannot get into the grounds until Thursday so are spending time close by. Frantic search for another place to stay. Found a KOA in Grants. It will had time to the drive the next day but at least a place to hook up.
Went to a local New Mexican restaurant for some good food.