Carl Henning

Tinkertown

The Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park is one of the ten best small museums… they say. It was funky Museum number two today on the Turquoise Trail. We passed through Madrid and would have liked to stop. But it was too crowded in the aftermath of their Fourth of July parade. I’m sorry we missed the parade; I love small town Fourth of July parades.

This privately held museum features the work of the late Ross Ward: hand carved and painted minatures in various dioramas.

As we did yesterday we traveled part of old Route 66. Really old Route 66. In 1937 they rerouted it more directly from Tucumcari to Albuquerque, cutting out Las Vegas and Santa Fe.

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