We stood on the corner for the first time back in
2006, when our schedule had us flying in and out
of Albuquerque rather than Phoenix, so we needed to be close enough to
Albuquerque on the last morning to make our approximately 2 p.m. flight.
We did it again in
2009 when once again our travels had
us passing Winslow, Arizona, which is as good a place as any along
I-40 to stop for gas.
Winslow, as we all know, was made famous
in the 1970s by the Eagles' 1972 song "Take it Easy." To commemorate the song and
its mention of the city, Winslow built a
statue of a guy ("a 70's-era rocker") standing on a corner and
created a small
This year the streets right around
the park were undergoing extensive repair, so it was not that easy
to get near it, but we managed.