Where We Be
A famous song leads to a statue at "Standin' on the Corner Park" in Winslow, Arizona
Winslow, Arizona
The mural on the wall behind the statue shows a reflection in a storefront window of a
girl in a flatbed Ford. There's also an eagle perched on the second-story window.
Thirty minutes beyond Barringer Meteor Crater
along Interstate 40 is the middle-of-nowhere
town of Winslow, Arizona. We took a spin
through town, knowing this was the place the
Eagles wrote about in their song "Take It Easy."
As the song goes:

    Well, I'm standing on a corner
    in Winslow, Arizona
    and such a fine sight to see --
    it's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford
    slowing down to take a look at me...

Lo and behold, there on the corner across from
the visitor center is a life-size statue of a
young musician standing on the corner -- yep,
with a flatbed Ford parked nearby. What was
once a song lyric has become a roadside

When you drive through Winslow you're driving
down a historic stretch of famous Route 66. It
feels like you've entered a time warp, not
unlike the one depicted in the animated movie
"Cars" where progress has passed the little
town by. But perhaps that's what gives the
town of Winslow its quiet charm and makes it
worth a stop.
Sorry, girl, Robin got there first!
"Take It Easy" (May 1972) was the Eagles' first single and became one of their signature songs
An actual flatbed Ford parked near the corner
This is as active as it gets in Winslow, Arizona
It's worth getting off the highway to drive at least a portion of historic Route 66