Day three of our Southwest USA Road Trip, which takes us from Holbrook, Arizona up to Flagstaff and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon before rejoining the Route 66 from just west of Flagstaff to (almost) Oatman, Arizona before turning back and stopping in Lake Havasu City for the night.
Leaving our concrete wigwam bright and early at 6:30am, we make the quick half hour drive over to Meteor Crater park to see what Billy Connolly called a ‘Giant Hole in the Ground‘. Those that know me know how meticulous I can be when planning a trip and this one really wasn’t much different. The problem is that Google’s information was incorrect. Arriving at what I thought was the correct time, I immediately realized something was wrong when the gate was closed. I got out and walked around to where I saw some signs and discovered that the
hole park did not open until 8. Strike 1 for the day.
A quick 30 minutes later and we were back on the highway, heading further west along the old (and new) Route 66 to the tiny town of Winslow. Now Winslow is a a quaint little town, with not much to see or do except for fans of The Eagles who make a pilgrimage here to “Stand on a Street Corner in Winslow, Arizona”. My wife, being no less an Eagles fan, wanted to stop and stand on a corner too, but as luck would have it, the one day we were in town to stand on a corner, the corner was closed because the city was holding a dedication celebration to a Glen Fry statue celebrating the corner that everyone wants to stand on. Strike 2.