Day 4- The Dichotomy of Winslow

Photo by Stephanie Roberts, http://ObsessiveHobbyist.com

Winslow is probably most famous for its appearance in The Eagles’ big hit, “Takin’ it Easy”…

Standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, Such a fine site to see…there’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford…slowin’ down to take at look at me…

I was feeling sad about Route 66, American poverty, and general neglect as I drove into Winslow,  and I was afraid it would be the same as Two Guns, Twin Arrows, and Meteor City — abandoned, neglected, sad. And much of Winslow is exactly that, and I didn’t go out one time without being approached by a homeless person. But there’s a small area downtown — around the “Standin’ on the Corner” corner —  that’s been revitalized, and a nice walking trail down by the railroad a block away. And, of course, there’s a healthy dose of Route 66 nostalgia thrown in…

Sadly, much of Winslow has been bypassed, neglected, or forgotten…

And, just outside of Winslow, yet another Old Route 66 dead end. I’m surprised that so much of the old route is still drive-able, so I don’t mind the dead ends — at least it’s recognition of the original…

Photo by Stephanie Roberts, http://ObsessiveHobbyist.com

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