Why Stop in Winslow, Arizona
After spending life in the fast lane and taking it to the limit on the Great Southwestern Road Trip, I needed to take it easy. I felt like the new kid in town and wasn’t sure where to stop and thought I saw a sign for Winslow, Arizona, but I wasn’t sure at this point if I could trust my lyin’ eyes. I tried to push on to the Hotel California but I was tired and stopping was the last resort.
As soon as I pulled off the highway I got that peaceful, easy feeling and I can’t tell you why. I was looking for a familiar land mark like the Seven Bridge Road but ended up on Old Hwy 66 and figured it would be one of those nights…but hey, at least I was in the city. Make sure that you watch your speed in Winslow though. I saw a police officer watching the road and I didn’t want to be thought of as a desperado or an outlaw man in this little town.
My Time in Winslow
I wasn’t sure how long I was going to be in Winslow, but I didn’t want my stop to be wasted time either. I knew I didn’t want to stay late and have to be a midnight flyer out of town. The longer I stayed the more likely I would end up with a heartache tonight. Especially if I ran into the girl from yesterday and tried to give her the best of my love.
Sidebar: If you really think about it, if you try and love again especially after the thrill is gone you are most likely going to be a victim of love. No matter how much you believe love will keep us alive, there will always be some witchy woman out there who is already gone, which usually leads to howling at the moon and facing another tequila sunrise.
Just Standing on a Corner
Sorry I got a bit off track there on a bit of a journey of the sorcerer. Like I said before I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do in Winslow but I knew I needed a break. I didn’t want to linger too long and run into Doolin Dalton that was for sure. Since I was in sunny Arizona and expected no more cloudy days, I thought I would stand on the corner. I had to do a quick change of clothes though because I couldn’t have my picture taken in those shoes. So here I am. Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see. I sure hope after this when I make it to the hotel it is one of those nice places with pretty maids all in a row!
Take it Easy
I sure hope you made it through to the end. For those of you who got the joke, I hope you enjoyed it. For those of you who didn’t get the joke, let me explain. Winslow, Arizona is a small town made famous by an Eagles song called, Take It Easy. There is a line that states:
Well, I’m Standing on a 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
Because of that I decided to incorporate the titles of all 31 Eagles songs that I could find into the fun narrative above. All of the text in bold are the names of a song. Please don’t be mad at me! It is hard to work Pretty Maids in a Row and Witchy Woman into a blog!
I would also like to dedicate this post my buddy Zach. He helps me edit some of my posts (the ones with good grammar and spelling typically meant I sent them to him beforehand) and is the biggest music fan I know out there. Thanks for the help buddy!
The Real Winslow
Winslow is actually a lovely small town. They have built a corner for people to stand at and get pictures. It is also on old route 66 and around “the corner” they have gift shops for both the corner and route 66 as well as a couple of restaurants. It was a really fun stop. Truth is I really was getting tired so it was the perfect place to recharge!
Here is one more look of me on the corner in Winslow!
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