Debra and I drove to Winslow in a light rain drizzle; we had figured that it would only take about three hours to get there from Williams. We had located a Walmart, and that is where we were going to camp overnight.
We left my car and camper at Walmart and drove over to the main part of town in her RV. She had seen me try to back up and park so we thought it better just to go in her RV. I had been to Winslow before but at that time I wasn’t driving and also did not come in on Interstate 40.
I had looked on Google maps and had gotten general directions where we were going. I mean Winslow is not that big, I know I was shocked the first time I went to Winslow, AZ. I had heard the Eagles song “Take it Easy” for many years and couldn’t wait to see that place. Imagine my surprise when there was just a small little town, I mean if the Eagles had been there it must be a big city, right?
We went to the “Standing on the Corner Statue” and took pictures like any self respecting tourist would do. We also found a little bar and went in to have a beer. We sat down at the bar, there was no bartender behind the bar. We waited for the bar tender to return and was somewhat surprised when our bartender turned out to be an 80 year old lady, she told us her age later. We later learned she was the mother of the owner. If you have to take care of your mother, what better way than give her a job. She was also quite a testy little lady when we ordered, but she had mellowed out a bit by the time we left.
I also had been having a problem with my campers black tank closer it was leaking which was not a pretty site, plus the odor was not pleasant. I was going to find an RV repair place to have that fixed, and also have my hitch checked.
I wanted to ask about a weight distribution hitch to try and get some of the weight off the tongue. The back of my car was only a few inches off the ground, so it would drag every time I went over a little gravel.
We got back to the parking lot and both turned in for the night. The next morning we said our goodbyes and Debra headed east toward her home in Tennessee. I was going to be headed south to Phoenix after I left the RV shop to see my friend. I was waiting on a call from the repair man, he had called earlier and had to run an errand and would be back by noon.
By noon I had not gotten a call so headed over to the location that he had given me. On the way over he actually pulled in behind me, and had called to see if it was me. Who else would be pulling a Casita with a car and FL license plate?
When we got to the RV repair shop he welded a plate on my hitch and fixed the leak on the black tank. He didn’t think that a weight distribution hitch would help much. I think that was because he didn’t have one.
It took several hours, and by this time it had warmed up, so I was standing around much of that time, with Zoey. Which is not much fun for either of us, she doesn’t like to be on a lease that long. It was about six o’clock by the time he was finished so I went back to the Walmart parking lot to spend the night; it was too late to go any where else.
Mention the name Winslow, Arizona and it’s sure to trigger the question “Are you from Standin’-On-A-Corner-In-Winslow, Arizona?”The lyrics from the song “Take It Easy”, written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, were made famous by “The Eagles”. It’s a song almost everyone knows, hums and sings. It has put Winslow on the map – and at just the right time! Winslow Chamber of Commerce is 523 W. Second St.