April 2019 – “Standing On A Corner”

Driving from the Grand Canyon to Winslow took us through Flagstaff on I-40. It was a 90 minute drive through light snow at 7,000′, but once we dropped in altitude to 5,000′ it was quite warm.

We booked a campsite this time  at Homolovi Ruins State Park in Winslow AZ. a Hopi Indian sacred area.

The campground was quite baron as was the area around it. Apart from Winslow there was nothing but prairie for hundreds of miles around with an occasional Indian reservation

Winslow achieved national fame in 1972 in the Eagles / Jackson Browne song “Take it Easy” which has the line “standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.”

Claims to be the smallest church

The last Harvey House (La Posada Hotel) opened in 1930. It was designed by Mary Colter. The hotel closed in 1957 and was used by the Santa Fe Railway for offices. The railroad abandoned La Posada in 1994 and announced plans to tear it down. It was bought and restored by Allan Affeldt[5] and it currently serves as a hotel.

The “harvey Girls” as they were called, were bought in from mid-western states to provide impeccable service and fine china and linens were introduced in the restaurant

Upstairs, the guest rooms are unique and each room is dedicated to celebrities who have stayed there. Howard Hughes, Clark Gable,Roddy McDowell, to name a few

Went to see a Meteor Crater just down the road. Not very inspiring, just a big a$$ hole created by a meteor 50,000 years ago and $16 per person was a total ripoff

Time to move on, a long journey ahead, for us anyway, 3 1/2 hours North to Lake Powell


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