Remember the days when you had to have a garage sale to sell your stuff? I mean there were not many options. You could also take out an ad in the newspaper. Boy, how technology has changed all that.

Sure there are still garage sales but what if you don't have a garage full of junk to sell? What if you have a few items that you want gone? Maybe you are getting a new couch. So you want the old one gone. Hey, you have some really cool clothes that you know someone else would love.

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You can now go on-line to post and get stuff sold. OK, that is pretty convenient. You made a sale but you are not really sure you want people to know where you live. That might not be the safest thing. Especially if you are single or you have kiddos.

You don't want strangers at your house. So what now? You want a safe place where you can meet up. They can check out your item in person and pay without any trace of where you live.

Well Canyon Police are way ahead of you. They have introduced a Safe Exchange Zone for just that. You can feel confident that you are going to be taking care of business but remaining safe. There are cameras to record the transaction. Those cameras are under surveillance twenty-four hours.

So you know if something does go wrong someone is watching. This is not only for transactions you make online. Maybe you have a high-conflict ex and you need to still have to meet up. You don't want him at your house. The idea of having a safe place with witnesses sounds great.

This Safe Exchange Zone is great for that too. Kudos for the City of Canyon and the Canyon Police for having a place like this exist.

Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas

The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.

When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts. The Ranchotel is one of these.

It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.

Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.

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