This is one of the favorite, if modest, tourist destinations in Albuquerque
, the largest city in New Mexico
. It’s the 66 diner, serving classic American food in a casual atmosphere but also giving patrons a huge “fix” of road signs and other memorabilia about historic U.S. Route 66
— the onetime “Mother Road” from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, during the “golden years” of family automobile travel from the 1930s to 1950s — that winds, still largely intact, through town. Photo by Carol Highsmith 2020.