Monday, September 23, 2013

Take it easy...

In the mid-70s the Eagles sang:

Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord
In a flatbed Ford
Slowing down to take a look at me...

Winslow wasn't that far from our eventual destination of Flagstaff so we made a special trip to see it. Winslow has capitalized on its place in rock history by dedicating a street corner to the song. It features a sculpture of a guitar-slinging traveller and a red Ford truck which is permanently parked there as part of the installation.

We didn't realize until we got there that Winslow was also one of the stops along the famous Route 66.

At the nearby store, Standin' on the Corner, Sandra and her niece, Nikki, are the keepers and purveyors of all things Eagles and Route 66. While there, we also bought a half-dozen Route 66 root beers. In the oppressive heat, they were much appreciated by these Canadians.

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