Blogs from Winslow, Arizona, United States, North America


North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow April 28th 2017

CANYON DIABLO In one of its many organizational iterations over its whole existence the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad began building westward from Isleta, New Mexico along the 35th Meridian of latitude. Construction on the Western Division began sometime around 1880 and proceeded in a more or less orderly manner until the track layers reached a little place in 1882 that came to be known as Canyon Diablo. It is about 20 miles northwest of Winslow, AZ. An important trestle needed to be placed across a deep gorge there. Italian stone masons were on hand to begin setting the foundations for the trestle. Prefabricated bridgeworks were also on hand, but the project engineer scratched his head and noted that the bridgeworks were too short to span the gorge. Work on the railroad ground to a halt for ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow June 14th 2016

Bonjour à tous, Si il y a un état, où il y a beaucoup à visiter l'Arizona en fait partie. Mais que les cartes et les documentations sont mal faites. J'ai l'impression que chaque ville, ou région fait ça petite promo dans son coin, au niveau de l'état il n'y a rien de structuré. On dirait qu'il n'y que le Grand Canyon. J'ai beaucoup de mal à préparer un parcours. je n'ai jamais rencontré ces problèmes l'an dernier. Hier je pensais avoir assez bien réussi, ma préparation, pour aujourd'hui. je me suis comme pas mal planté. J'avais réservé à Winslow, 100 km à l'est de Flagstaff, avec au programme, pas moins de 7 sites à visiter. Le premier à 10 km du départ, Walnut Canyon, un State Park, il est 8h lorsque je me pointe à ... read more
la plaine!!!
Cerf elaphe ?
the Corner

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow August 19th 2015

Today just wasn’t aligned – El Morro keeps bankers hours and we are on camping time. Up at dawn and packed, ready for another day by 7. El Morro doesn’t open until 9. No, we don’t want to wait. Head on down the road, there’s a wolf sanctuary up ahead. We traverse 10 miles or so of dirt road and find the best and cleanest café ever for some breakfast and caffeine. The wolf sanctuary – it doesn’t open until 10. We wait and finally it opens, only we can’t go see the wolves without a guide and no guides until 11 (or so). We don’t want to wait, so we briefly visit the courtyard and catch a glimpse of the wolves. Really this is a sanctuary for wolf=dogs. Beautiful 4-legged creatures that idiot humans breed ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow August 19th 2015

Age, wisdom, tired backs, just a much needed vacation – who knows why, but we’ve slowed down. I find that my memory is better – can it be the space taken by work is what is making my memory burp? Today we have no idea of where we are heading. Definitely in a southerly direction but the options are many and varied. High country for at least this final night of our trip or high tail it home? I think the former. The only disappointing part of the trip was the wildlife sightings. Not so many. Here they are: White tail deer – one of them ended up on Bill’s dinner plate last night Mule deer Antelope Crows by the hundreds Hummingbirds Blue Heron (Bosque del Apache) Roadrunners Finches Squirrels and chipmunks Crested jays Wolf dogs ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow August 23rd 2014

So we are up relatively early about 8 am. Uncle Buddy was up earlier and ate breakfast at the hotel then visited with other guests. Hubby and I just had a snack at the gas station while filling up. Stopped at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert NP - no cost as Uncle Buddy has a permanent NP card. We did the scenic drive which is not a loop you go in the east entry just a bit off 40 then out the west right at 40. Part of the old route 66 is still actually in the park. Painted Desert portion first - very scenic views and very pretty. My hubby got to try out our new camera. Then came the Petrified Forest - not what I was expecting at all - I mean I ... read more
Painted Desert overlook
Another view of the Painted Desert
David at Petrified Forest

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow June 18th 2013

We slept in Sunday, Father’s Day, morning. When we awakened, Kenny prepared great omelettes and biscuits in the Coach and afterward we took off for Meteor Crater. It’s claim to fame is that it is the best preserved meteor crater in the entire world, primarily because of the very small amount of water/ precipitation it is exposed to in the desert of Arizona. The Crater was created 50,000 years ago when a meteor hit it at 26,000 miles per hour. The Crater is 4000 feet across and was originally 700 feet deep. It is now about 550 feet deep due to some filling in. The meteor weighed several hundred thousand tons when it hit with an explosive force greater than 20 million tons of TNT! Our Tour Guide pointed out that if you put the Washington ... read more
Kenny Checks out the Crater
Outside the La Posada Hotel
Cynde Checks out the Gardens at La Posada

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow April 20th 2011

Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona - Such a fine site to see. It's a girl, my lord in a Dodge pickup with a Bullet trailer, slowin' down to take a look at me! TAKE IT EASY! Had to sing this song on the way to Meteor Crater campground we're we spent the night. On to the Grand Canyon today and off the grid for a few days. We've had head on winds so taking lots of stops at the gas station. Had a great night in Red Rock Canyon in OK where we enjoyed the birds singing and quiet time camping in the canyon. Stayed in Santa Rosa - great rib dinner at the campground restaurant. Putting on about 400 miles a day so not much time for too much, but do manage to ... read more
A girl, my Lord, in a Dodge pickup
Winslow AZ

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow June 4th 2010

Taking it easy, taking it easy....... Yes, we are in Winslow Arizona, which nobody really knows about except for the song. This is mostly a ghost town and we are staying in the Winslow Inn, a one star hotel, in the smallest room. Bill and I walked to the store and I asked a lady what is the population in Winslow and she replied " well, if you count the prison population, it could reach up to 10,000! Most of the residents must live in the prison because we did not see too many people. We hightailed it out of Winslow early the next morning heading toward the National Petrified Forest. What a gorgeous and unusual place to see. It is one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of ... read more
Meteor Crater

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow September 19th 2009

Recovery Day I planned on spending the night camped on Second Mesa, but with the weather (thunderstorms and loud noise), KC said “NO”. The closest location with lodging was Winslow, AZ. On the way here we went through the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park. It is a small rather insignificant park, but it does protect the petrified wood. It was mid-day when we got here with the sun high in the sky and the light flat for photography. However there were enough clouds to create contrasting images and the petrified wood is ideal for abstracts. So the day was spent driving and looking. Since the crowds were small, KC got to roam free often. He chased ravens, rodents, and lizards never catching them which pleased both of us. He is doing better, but rumble bars/strips and ... read more
Painted Desert
Painted Desert - North
Petrified Wood

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow July 27th 2009

Vincenzo was both interested about being on the original Route 66 and mystified about standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. He knew about Route 66 because American tv programs are very popular in Italy. When we lived there, I used to watch "House" regularly. Naturally it was dubbed. This is also the reason that we went to the UFO museum in Roswell. He was familiar with the long running series "The X Files." We have a running joke about the "chupacabra", a subject that was covered in one of the episodes. The "chupacabra" is supposed to be some kind of vampire blood sucker, sort of the same lines along the cattle mutilations that occurred in the late '70s. But instead of cows, this creature is supposed to feast on goats. As for the business of ... read more
Route 66
America's highway
1000 Things to do

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