Monday, June 4, 2018

Take It Easy On The Corner

Winslow, AZ – High 100  Low 55 – Not sure when we’ll get out of the heat.

We pulled out of Apache Junction at 7:00 a.m. on June 3. Climbed up the mountain out of the valley to Payson and then continued on further north to Homolovi State Park just outside of Winslow. There are some ruins in this park but because of the heat and the fact that it required walking, we didn’t go check them out. Maybe if it was cooler.

This is a really nice campground with electric hookups. Lots of room between sites and a dump station. And since it is 100 here today, that electric hookup is a necessity. We would definitely stay here again. You can reserve a site but we got here early enough and there were several sites available. The campground does fill up by late afternoon.

That’s the Bungalow in the middle of the picture.


20180604_102424Can you believe that in the ten years that we have been coming to Arizona, we have never Stood on the Corner in Winslow. We finally crossed that one off our bucket list this morning.

Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey wrote the song “Take It Easy” which was recorded by the Eagles in 1972. the song includes the lines - "Well, I'm a 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."



The statue of Glenn Frey was added in 2016.


We didn’t spend a lot of time walking about because it was in the 90s and we had the old dogs with us. However, we did find a root beer float at Darrel’s Root Beer. Homemade root beer that was delicious.


20180604_103214We also found a Peter Wolf Toth “Whispering Giant”. He has carved these giants in all 50 states. This one is 40 feet tall and is made out of Ponderosa Pine.

How about a cowboy in a bathtub on the roof of a building.


The school mascot


Anybody familiar with a Crosley? Jim recognized it immediately.


And last but not least, the sunset from our campsite.



  1. Love your pics from Winslow! Now it's your fault I have that song running through my head! 😉

    Hope you get out of the heat soon!

  2. I would Have had my picture taken on that corner too.

  3. Crikey ..... Mum loved all your pics and wants to know if root beer is what we call ginger beer. She loves ginger beer with ice-cream in it. I just LOVE ICECREAM!!!!!

  4. I went to the Homolovi State Park and Winslow all in one day and yes it was hot. I wonder why they covered up the wonderful paintings that were in those windows up above. I was there before they added the statue of Glenn Frey.

  5. Loved Winslow we stood on that corner back in 2007.. Hope it cools down for you soon.

  6. If you're back in the Winslow area, and you haven't seen it, the Little Painted Desert is worth a visit. It's very pretty. It's just up the road from where you were camped.

  7. Glad you finally made it to the corner of Winslow, Arizona!!! Very nice sunset from your campsite!!

  8. During a trip to Hopi-land several years ago we stopped to stand on that corner. Good you finally made it.

  9. Which one is Jim and which one is Glenn Fry? Hard to tell, they look so much alike! :cD

  10. Wow, that is hot! We have been to Winslow, but apparently missed the corner:(

  11. Congrats on the bucket list item! Beautiful sunset and scratching that hitch itch. Good to see the wheels turning again, safe travels.

  12. I haven't seen a Crosley in absolute decades! How in the world did you spot it and then recognize it.


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