John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Winslow

Winslow, AZ

       This morning we sat outside enjoying coffee along Rt 66 with 66 degrees. Nice morning. Later this morning we headed down the road to Meteor Crater Natl Landmark. The Meteor that hit 50,000 years ago was half the size of a football field but left a hole a mile in circumference and 700 feet deep. We watched a short movie about the meteor and then took a ranger guided ½ mile hike along the rim.
Now we headed about 30 miles to Walnut Canyon Natl Monument. About 900 years ago people built dwellings in the side of the cliffs. We watched a short movie about the area and then took a mile hike. It was only a mile, but we had 240 steps down and then the hike and then 240 steps up. We took our time and it was a little overcast which was nice. The hike took us around a rock formation called the island. Along this path were all different dwellings. As we looked across the canyon cliffs, we saw a lot of dwellings all over.
With our hike done, we headed to Twin Arrows Casino which was on the way back. First we took a break at the bar and I had a couple lemon drop martini’s. We played some video poker, slots and blackjack. Had a couple more cocktails and then headed home.


Winslow, AZ

     We were up and on the road by 6am. We are traveling about 370 miles today to Meteor Crater RV Park near Winslow AZ. We got in and set up by early afternoon.
     After regrouping, we headed to Winslow so we could be “Standin on the Corner in Winslow Arizona”, that was the first song the Eagles released and was written by Jackson Browne. We stopped at the visitors center and Bob was very informative on the area and stuff to do.
     Then we took a walk along the Santa Fe Railroad path and stopped at the totem pole and then at the old caboose and Santa Fe rail cars. We walked to Rt 66 and the Standin on the corner park and mural. Now we walked to the La Posada Hotel. This is a refurbished Fred Harvey Hotel from back in the 60’s. We walked around the gardens then inside. Back in the 60’s it was a big thing to have social areas, so there are lots of little areas you can sit and play games or relax. Also one of the new owners, Tina Mion is an artist with paintings and sculptures. However, most of her paintings carry a dark weird theme to them. Some are kinda scary.
     It’s Friday night in Winslow, so we walked to Bojo’s Grill and Sports Bar for a cocktail. It’s really only a grill with a TV and small counter that is the bar. They had a fish fry tonight so we decided on that and then headed home.