Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona….7/22/09

July 22, 2009 - 3:41 pm 3 Comments

Roll on Big MamaStanding on the corner in Winslow Arizona, such a fine sight to seeBeautiful Arizona landscapeLong desolate road across ArizonaNear the New Mexico borderRobby Craig singing at the USA RV Park Gallup New MexicoAmerican flag painted on bottom of pool - Gallup New MexicoWe awoke to milder temperatures and by that I mean 78.   But that’s a far cry from the day before and a very welcome change.   Blake Ranch RV Park was a nice little park.   It was well kept, very clean, and they even had a little fenced in area for dogs to play.   Everyone with dogs were good about cleaning up after them which everyone appreciates.

We left the park around 8:00 a.m. and really had an easy day of driving.   The landscape is flat and we didn’t have to maneuver up and down huge hills.  The temperature never got above 90 degrees so we were very comfortable, even outside the RV.   When lunchtime came, the rest area we were counting on was closed.   Not sure if this is due to budget cuts, but we’ve seen a lot of closed rest areas.   At any rate, we stopped in Winslow Arizona for lunch at Arby’s and I couldn’t resist taking Greg’s photo on the street corner.    You all will know the song “Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona, such a fine sight to see”.   I chuckled and forced Greg to stand on the street corner so I could take his photo.  You know I had to shame him into it, but he finally did it.   I just thought it was funny.

We’ve stopped for the night in Gallup New Mexico in a nice little park called USA RV Park.  Any active military personnel can stay for free.   They are having a BBQ tonight in their cookhouse so we’ll try it out.   We’ve moved into Mountain time so we are really confused now on the time of day.  But what does it matter?   LOL

We had such a fun evening.   The guy singing tonight generally sings in Tombstone Arizona but he is here “off season”, staying in the park.   You’ll see a photo of him singing.   He had backup music and he played the guitar.  He was very very good.   In front of him are a bunch of picnic tables, and to the right was the cookhouse where we got our dinner.   We enjoyed a real barbeque dinner of chicken, ranch beans, potato salad, etc.   All the tea you could drink.   We really enjoyed the evening.

I took a photo of the unusual painting on the bottom of the pool here.   It’s the american flag—I’m sure you can make it out.   It’s really beautiful.   We’ve seen a lot of american flags on our trip in many unusual places and this is definitely one of those.

We met a couple at dinner who are from Nashville.  They had made the trip out west and are also on their way home.   They are driving the Winnebago Adventurer.   Naturally they were very interested in our View and were clearly impressed with it.   Especially the 15 miles per gallon.   By the way, diesel is now cheaper than gas!!!!!

Tomorrow we will have a short drive (less than 200 miles) over to Santa Fe New Mexico.   I’ve wanted to spend some time there and this is our opportunity to do so.  We are staying in the Trailer Ranch RV resort—for 55 years and older.   Bet we will be the young whipper snappers in this group!   Actually Greg is concerned that this may be a nudist colony, so we’ll let you know.

Stay tuned!

3 Responses to “Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona….7/22/09”

  1. Pam Noesner Says:

    I love that you got Greg to stand on the corner of Winslow,AZ!
    Sounds like you’ve had nothing but a really good trip. I can’t believe you don’t think 90 is hot!! It’s over 90 here today and I don’t do heat well..really enjoying keeping up with your adventures!

  2. Allan Says:

    Mom, the picture of you driving the RV is priceless. I think this picture should be used in some kind of brochure (for retirement or RV’s in general).

    Thanks for spending the time to update your website each day; I look forward to checking your website each evening to see what you guys are up to.

  3. Don Says:

    Thought I would check in and get updates on trip. Sounds like you are really having a good time. Have a safe trip home.

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