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Discovering Normal Rockwell's America

Winslow, AZ to Williams, AZ

Written By: trevixan - Jul• 22•11

So, I’m standing on this corner in Winslow, Arizona. You know .. taking it easy. And what do I see? Why it’s a girl in a flat-bed Ford, slowin’ down to take a look at me!

Winslow has dedicated this entire corner to the song that made it famous. Of course, that song is Take it Easy by the Eagles. If I understand correctly, this song was their first big hit. Here are some more pictures.

The next picture is of the Balladeer.

We left that corner and went down the street a bit and found another corner. The diner is for sale, if anyone is interested.

The next series of pictures are of Lo Posada hotel. I find it interesting that La Posada means The Inn. It’s a bit of a landmark in Winslow. It’s billed as the last great railroad hotel and was built in 1929 for the Santa Fe railroad.

Here’s a shot of the hotel.

There’s a nice sitting area, too.

And all good hotels have a garden, right?

Well, it’s time to leave La Posada. Hope you enjoyed it.

During my travels down Route 66, I’ve often wondered why one business will thrive and another fail.

Compare this one.

With this one.

We’re leaving Winslow now. The next stop is, literally, a big hole in the ground. Wanna see it?

Yes, this is the ever popular meteo crater in Arizona. Crash landed, oh, who knows when. Left this big hole in the ground. Quite the popular place, though. Let’s take another look.

See that white patch down at the bottom? What do you think it is?

Now, doesn’t that look like a BBQ pit?

Well .. it’s back on the road again. I have a few more shots of the crater but, honestly, they all look pretty much the same. One thing that I have really missed this trip, and I remarked on it in Albuquerque, is the lack of mountains. Well .. we’re somewhat coming back into mountain territory again.

Now, in Flagstaff … well .. go get Cassie again! :O)

So, we take this right hand turn at Flagstaff and eventually end up here.

Now this is a much more impressive hole in the ground! :O)

Isn’t that the Colorado River down there?

They say the canyon can be as much as six miles wide. I believe it.

I find the deep grooves within grooves quite fascinating.

Now, the next picture .. there is a controlled fire on top. Not to worry.

And I didn’t know they had pyramids in the Grand Canyon.

Don’t see it? How about an Easter Island head?

No? I guess it’s like looking at clouds. You can see what you want to see.

There are railings in some places along the trail. Other places don’t have railings.

Looks harmless .. right? Let’s zoom out a bit to see the entire picture.

Still want to venture out on that ledge?

I do love shots through the trees.

But, I digress. Getting back to the folks out on the ledge. There are warning signs.

Sometimes the local critters stop for a pose.

Even the plant life says hello.

That’s it for the Grand Canyon. Hope you enjoyed the tour. Next we’re headed off toward Williams for the night. However, there’s something we see that just cannot be passed up.

So .. I traded in the Camry for some new wheels. What do you think?

Time to leave Bedrock and move on down the road.

We’re finally in Williams, AZ. We check in to our motel and then try to find some place to eat. Along the way, we see some nice Route 66 things.

This, however, is where we ate. It’s an Irish-Southwest restaurant.

Of course, gotta have chips and salsa.

This is what I had .. the Pancho Platter.

That’s a taco, tostada, enchilada, and tamale. Was it good?

Well .. I managed to actually finish it. Trevor didn’t want to help. He had the same thing.

That’s it for today. We leave Williams tomorrow, bound for Barstow, CA. Still have a few shots from Williams, so I’ll show those next time.

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10 Comments

  1. Tressa says:

    I grabbed her as she was walking in the door . . .
    BTW: My maiden name is also Switzer.

  2. Cassie Switzer says:

    So I looked up Switzer Canyon Village. The have a nice website hawking luxury townhomes. They have only 3 floorplans…. One of the floorplans is called “The Fremont”. Hahahaha. =)

  3. Mary Kauhi says:

    I noticed the little cartoon sign for Fred’s diner. Did they actually have one? Saw a Diners and Dives show last night featuring the Studio Diner in San Diego. The specialties are Monte Cristo and Fish & Chips. Monte Carlo looked pretty good to me! Cheese of course. Once more, loved your pictures. Especially the one of my son who I really miss! Not the miss in the truck.

    • trevixan says:

      Mom, I had a Monte Cristo yesterday. It was only adequate. Yes, Flintstones had a diner, but it appeared to be closed at the time and we didn’t have time to stop anyway.

  4. christine kingsland says:

    just read it all today. loved it. wish i’d kept up daily but glad i got to see it now. i want more. you are a talented writer made me feel like i was with you both.

  5. Annette Thorsen says:

    I miss him too Mary. So, after the flatbed Ford picture- comment, I had to slowdown too, fly out to take a look at my hubby:-) He and Trevor are camera shy but doing very well. Comming up soon on his blog should be the final leg of the journey ending up in beautiful Santa Monica, California where Alex and I are with the two happy wanderers to meet up as a family again after almost a month.

  6. wayne says:

    All I can say is it’s nice to know you two did not go hungry.
    Weighed yourselves lately????????????????

    • trevixan says:

      Well .. believe it or not, I weighed myself today and the scale says that I didn’t gain any weight. However, the scale isn’t always that accurate at such high numbers! :O)

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