When I was growing up The Eagles were one of my favorite musical groups. When I realized I’d be driving right through Winslow, Arizona I knew I had to stop and check it out.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about listen to this song. Winslow is pretty small but it the only town for many miles in any direction. I didn’t realize it was on Route 66 but as you can see, it is.
Here is the obligatory photo of me standing on the corner in Winslow, AZ.
Strangely enough, there is a beautiful campground about 20 miles west of Winslow called Meteor Crater Campground.
It’s like a beautiful oasis plunked down in the middle of the desert
Sure enough, there is a meteor crater just down the road from the campground.
Here are some of the particulars courtesy of Wikipedia.
Basically, it’s a big hole in the ground but very interesting.
And then there was Historic Route 66. It’s really in pretty sad shape and much of it is closed. There were businesses and town along the old highway but those have long since died off.
What I found the most fun about Route 66 in Arizona is seeing places I recognized from the animated Disney movie series “Cars”.
For a while, I considered hunting down all the places related to the movies but they are pretty spread out along Rte 66 so I found a few and moved along.
Our campground was right beside the old Route 66. Here’s Murphy on one of our morning walks. You can see Interstate 40 in the distance.
See ya next time!