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3/1/23, Winslow

Due to the severe weather event, I decided to stay put, and of all things, work!. The only room they had available was a suite. Oh well. Their soup specialty is a yin./yan concoction with black bean on one side and creamed corn on the other. You have a sip of each and then mix, along with some chipotle something. I would say more a novelty than good. And then there was a cup of insultingly watery tea (you know who you are out there, disgusted as I was) for $5.95. Makes Blue Bottle seem like a bargain. I don't think I mentioned that this hotel, called La Posada, was built intentionally on the railroad, and was apparently swank at some point. But what's fun about it is that there are freight trains going by all day long. For much of the day I worked on my laptop while watching them.

I had to get my 10,000 steps in so walked into town in a howling gale to find that the two souvenir shops play Eagles all day every day. And of course on offer are hats and t-shirts that say "I was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona" (which, btw, is not such a fine sight to see, I mean...). Someone call OSHA for those poor employees.

The hope is that tomorrow Route 40 will be open in Flagstaff after the zillion inches of snow they've received and I'll sail on to Palm Desert with nothing more severe than a somewhat square butt from the long drive.

So there I was, listening to the two souvenir stores playing the Eagles song "I was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona" on repeat.

Winslow Main Street.

Love this building

There were a lot of houses that were in this kind of shape. It was kind of depressing.


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