As we love to do, we pulled out of the RV park in Kingman, AZ, at 5:00 am sharp!  It is such a pleasure to drive in the early morning hours when traffic is limited to like-minded drivers. It is always exciting to watch the dark fade to light, and it is especially exciting to see the sun come up right in your face where no sun visor can protect you!  Luckily, on this day, there were low hills at just the right locations to block the worst of the sun.

Our first destination was Winslow, AZ, site of the famous song by The Eagles:

“Take it Easy”

Well, I’m a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me.

No one know where Jackson Brown was actually standing (some say he picked Winslow because the lyric just sounded right), but the city has designated the corner of West 2nd Street and North Kinsley Avenue in downtown Winslow as “Standin’ On The Corner Park”, which officially opened in 1999. There is a mural on the wall, and a flatbed Ford parked on the street…

So we played tourist for awhile and actually drove the Airstream around the corner…  (You’ll need to go to my Facebook page, “Airstream Adventures in the Villa” to see the video…)

 

A short drive past Winslow is Holbrook, site of the famous Wigwam Motel…

 

Then it was on to Albuquerque. At a Rest Stop along the way we happened upon another Airstream Slide-out.  They are headed to the WBCCI International Rally in Michigan, then they are joining the Ores, Shores, Waters, and Lights caravan…

2017-06-11 Lupton, AZ

 

In Albuquerque, we took advantage of a great WBCCI benefit – Courtesy Parking.  Many Airstream owners have space for another Airstream to park for the night. It’s a great way to meet other Airstreamers and it is often more fun than an RV Park.  So we stayed at a nice home just north of downtown Albuquerque.  Unfortunately, the 30 amp power provided to us was wired as 220v, so we are having a few electrical issues (more on that later…)

Happily, we were picked up by Jennifer and George Foster and we were driven to dinner at El Pinto, a famous Albuquerque “New Mexican” restaurant.

George even helped add our New Mexico sticker to our map…

On Monday we head east out of Albuquerque and we will try to see what we can do about our power situation…