I was standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona,
And such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford,
Slowin’ down to take a look at me.
Sometimes, I think we’re a little crazy. We were snuggled in the RV in Williams, Arizona, keeping warm from the freezing temperatures and snow. What to do when cabin fever starts to take hold? Grab our friends, Roy and Judy, jump in the truck and head for a 90-mile road trip to Winslow, Arizona, simply to–well, ready for this? To stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, of course.
This little town is a stop on the famous Route 66 and was made famous by the 1970s Eagles song, Take It Easy. Local business and citizens made a town park to commemorate the famous corner with statues of Eagles members, complete with a mural of the girl in the flatbed Ford. There’s an actual flatbed Ford parked on the street, which adds to the charm. It’s a place for tourists to stop and snap photos, shop, and appreciate the sleepy little village. To top it off, there is a huge Route 66 sign painted at the intersection.
Winslow was very welcoming. The corner is at a four-way stop, and all the vehicles going through the intersection patiently allowed tourists to snap their pictures in the middle of the road and waved as they drove by. It’s not a big town, and it looks like many of the homes have been boarded up and businesses shut down. The corner is alive and well and kept neat and tidy for visitors. It’s worth the visit–just because.
Take it easy, take it easy. Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.
Safe travels until we meet again.
Here’s a video Mike did, which includes Roy singing: CLICK HERE.
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