29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States
7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car Windshield
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
Exploring Winslow, Arizona
“Well, I’m standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see,
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin’ down to take a look at me.”
The Eagles, Take It Easy, 1972
Winslow was a busy, thriving town up through the 1960s. Hundreds of trucks and cars passed through town each day. Then, in the late 1970s, I-40 opened and routed traffic around town, and things were suddenly quiet. Very quiet. For many years, the town declined and was on the verge of closing. In 1997, the newly-formed Standin’ On The Corner Foundation started a campaign to rebuild the town to its former glory. The Standin’ On The Corner Park was created, and the downtown area (including the famous and historical La Posada Hotel) was cleaned up and open for tourists seeking to explore Old Rt 66.
We’re sure the restaurant would have great food, but the price for lunch was higher than our daily food budget. And, we don’t feel comfortable in fancy places. So, we headed back down the street.
Tummies full, we continued our walk around town. By now, it was getting hot so we decided to head back to the A/C room for a nap. And laundry.