Sunday, March 09, 2008

Take it Easy Winslow AZ

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

Come on, baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me

We may lose and we may win

though we will never be here again
So open up, I’m climbin’ in,
So take it easy

Thanks to the Eagles, Winslow is on the map (sort of).

Sitting along historic Route 66, Winslow was a major hub of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railroad. Train enthusiasts can watch the engines roar into town all day long and celebrate Railroad Days on April 21-27.

Winslow is home to one of the Whispering Giants created by renowned wood carver, Peter Wolf Toth.

His Whispering Giants public art sculptures depict Native Americans and Canadian First People. He donated a sculpture to each U.S. state and Canadian Province with a few donated outside North America.

Just south of Winslow is nearby Clear Creek, which supports canoeing, fishing, swimming and picnicking.

McHood Park is located along the waters of Clear Creek, and is the perfect spot for swimming or having a picnic at the park’s ramadas. McHood Park is located five miles outside of downtown Winslow. From Winslow, take Rt. 87 South to Highway 99 and turn left.

1 comment:

Joe Stains said...

so cool, Mom has been to these places!!!