Standin'On The Corner Park Winslow, AZ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The first year my wife and I drove from Los Angeles to the East Coast, I prepared a soundtrack for the trip. She'd never made the cross-country trip in an Easterly direction and like me, she enjoys road trips. Since the drive was going to be a long one, I wanted to have some music to entertain us.
She and I don't listen to music together all that often and I wanted to introduce her to some of my favorite music from years gone by. Originally from Ecuador, she'd never heard of much of the music that I like.
Before leaving home, I filled a CD holder with the recordings arranged thematically to where we'd be along the way. Following I-40 in Arizona we'd be passing through Kingman, Flagstaff, and Winslow.
I couldn't resist. I had the "Best of the Eagles" set to play as we neared Winslow. Then as we exited to take the loop through town we listened to:
"Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona"
"Take It Easy" is a wonderful song written by Jackson Browne, but made famous by The Eagles. I'd heard and sang that Winslow line so many times that driving though town with that song playing seemed like something that had to be done since we were so close to the town. There's some sort of souvenir tourist spot in the center of town called "The Corner in Winslow Arizona". I slowed down, but didn't stop. We had to make it to Albuquerque by that night and that was still a good ways off.