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Apr 1, 2014 - blowin' in the wind

For her April Fool's joke Mother Nature sent gusty winds that we have never experienced except in the midst of a strong thunderstorm. As we drove south from the Grand Canyon, we got pistol whipped by the wind and the bright blue sky turned pink from all the dust swirling around. When we turned east the situation did not improve. The snow capped San Francisco peaks in the Flagstaff area are barely visible from here, even though we are only sixty miles away. In the clear air of Arizona, visibility twice that distance is common. We were...

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Mar 15, 2014 - standin' on a corner in winslow, arizona......such a fine sight to see

greetings from windy winslow, arizona. of course i had to go stand on a corner in winslow, in honor of the eagles song, but i didn’t see the girl in a flatbed ford. oh well......today was so windy, the sober people wobbled and the drunks walked a straight line. (good thing there wasn’t a sobriety checkpoint.) in fact, around 5pm i got an emergency alert on my cellphone from the national weather service, saying ‘dust storm warning in this area, get off the roads!’. fortunately just moments earlier, i’d finished up my most ambitious day’s...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Meteor Crater

On our way back to Las Vegas, NV from Albuquerque and the spectacular Balloon Fiesta, we stopped at Meteor Crater RV Park. We'd stayed here on our way to Albuquerque as it's about halfway between there and Las Vegas and the choices for campgrounds is mighty slim. It is a nice park and they have lots of pull-through sites to accommodate over-night visitors. Fortunately, we arrived early enough to take the short drive to Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. It is billed as "the best preserved and first proven meteorite impact site on earth."...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Of Music And Meteors...

This stop on our adventure has brought us to two very extraordinary places, located thirty miles apart in Arizona. The power of the universe and the power of music…while there is no connection between these two experiences…it certainly made for an interesting day. Our first stop was Meteor Crater, an amazing mile long crater created over 50,000 years ago when a bus size meteor struck the earth. It is the “best preserved” impact site on earth. After watching the two excellent short films about meteors, asteroids and things crashing into the...

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May 24, 2013 - Finally Standin' On The Corner

From Meteor Crater RV Park – Winslow, AZ It was a group of U.S. Geological surveyors that came through on “camels” (not horses) in 1853 looking for a cross-country rail route………..they found one. Trains came to Winslow and it became the regional headquarters for the BNSF Railway. Like many railroad towns Winslow was named for a prominent railroader……..General Edward F. Winslow. He was Vice President for the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad building a new route across New Mexico, Arizona & California in the early 1880’s. In September 1881 the...

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Home Sweet RV - 2013

May 21, 2013 - Followed I-40 West All Day!

From Meteor Crater RV Park – Winslow, AZ Still inching west! Today drove the entire route on I-40 from Albuquerque to Winslow………278 miles. We will be in this park for a week while we investigate things in this area of Arizona. It is a really nice park as hopefully the photos will show……out from any towns but right off I-40 at exit 233. It is 20 miles back east to Winslow (even though the address is Winslow) and 40 miles to Flagstaff. But Meteor Crater is just 5 miles down the road. So looks like we will be doing some “extended” day trips...

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Home Sweet RV - 2013

May 18, 2013 - Winslow, AZ

18May2013 - Destination - "Standing on the Corner" of Winslow, Arizona! We will spend a couple days at Meteor Crater RV park while touring Winslow and surrounding area. “Standing on the corner” of Winslow, AZ self-guided walking tour, breakfast, lunch, or dinner at La Posada, the original Winslow Harvey House. One of Fred Harvey's rail side restaurant hotels was one of the train stops that helped make rail travel civilized in the late 1800s. Historic Winslow was also shaped by gun fighters and ranchers, saloons and bawdy houses, and the...

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May 9, 2013 - Meteor Crater, Winslow & Holbrook Arizona

We drove back along I-40 to meteor crater and visited many attractions some of which are no longer in business. We first stopped at Winslow, a historic town along Historic Hwy 66. There is a "Standing on the Corner" park, which commemorating the Eagles-Jackson Browne song "Take It Easy" which has a line "Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by". The park contains a two-story trompe-l'œil mural by John Pugh, and a life-size bronze statue of a man standing on a corner, with a guitar. We had lunch at the La Posada Hotel, La Posada...

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May 9, 2013 - Travel day - Meteor Crater in Arizona

The travel day was empty to wind and rain. How cool is that! And it was a short day because we wanted to stop at the meteor crater. Leaving New Mexico into Arizona we gained an hour, which we will lose in June but for now we have an extra hour. We are staying at the Meteor Crater RV Park, which is about 15 miles west of Winslow and 35 miles east of Flagstaff. After checking in and getting set-up off we went to see the crater. This is something that Fran wanted to do for years - so this was the year to cross something off her "bucket...

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2013 - Here we come

May 5, 2013 - Winslow, AZ - Homolovi State Park

It was a pretty nice, 254 mile drive from Albuquerque to Winslow, AZ over I-40 which had a good road except for about 30 miles which was a little rough. We have noticed that, both yesterday and today, there were a great many trucks on the road. We are staying at Homolovi State Park where we have a pull-through with 50 amps and water. A dump is located at the exit but we will not be using it. We have a good Verizon signal and no trees to interfere with the satellite. Shortly after getting set up, we went to see the ruins at two separate...

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May 5, 2013 - Standing on the Corner

Of course, we, like everyone else who comes here, had to go to the "standing on the corner" corner. The lyrics from the song "Take It Easy", written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, were made famous by "The Eagles". The people of Winslow, Arizona, take the lyrics at face value and have erected a statue and mural commemorating the song in their downtown. But the people of Flagstaff, Arizona disagree. They insist the corner in question is in East Flagstaff, where a Weinerschnitzel once stood — and where McElfresh’s Dog Haus stands today....

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Mar 18, 2013 - Meteor Crater RV Park

Heard this town in a song somewhere along time ago. Funny there are holes in the ground everywhere around here. Big one north of us(Grand Canyon i said no way you cant look over 17Th street bridge without freaking) Landscape has changed to a high plains as the desert and scrub has disappeared in rear view mirror. As well as the heat, it was 66F when pulled in here for the night. Forecast to be 38 overnight yikes big change from mid 90s when we left laughlin. Gas down to 3.43 and dropping as we head east. On to New Mexico tomorrow and likely...

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Away we go 2013

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