This morning I got up to take a walk around downtown Winslow and the outside of the La Posada Hotel. La Posada was the home of the wealthy Pajaros family. It was a Spanish hacienda built in the late 1800 and finished 1920. They lost La Posada in 1929 with the stock market crashed. The Santa Fe Railway purchased it for a hotel for their Railway travellers. They opened in 1930 which was not the best time. La Posada closed in 1957, all the furniture was auctioned off or destroyed and the building turned into offices. In 1993 the railroad announced it was going to dispose of La Posada. The present owners stepped in and saved La Posada and still live their themselves. They have restored the hotel to it’s original beauty and are still trying to find the furniture that was sold.
The band “The Eagles” did a song called “Take it Easy”. One of the lines in the song is “Standing on the Corner of Winslow Arizona what fine sight to see, My Lord it’s a girl in a flat bed truck slowing down to take a look at me”. Here I am standing on the corner with the truck. But no one is driving by!
Back to the hotel for breakfast. It’s the Southwest and I love trying different things. This is corn polenta topped with cheese, tomatoes, spinach, two poached eggs and corn salsa. Everything has salsa on it! It was very good.
I say goodbye to Winslow and back to Sedona. On my way back I see a sign for “Meteor Crater”, so I decide to stop. Pretty impressive, a big hole in the ground made when a meteor hit earth. It was very windy but I decided to go out to the Crater’s edge. There were people their filming an Alien documentary. They asked if I’d like to have my picture taken with their alien. Sherry and the Alien!
Back on the road. It started to rain and then….SNOW! What is this all about! I’m coming into Flagstaff which is at a high elevation and they get snow just like us. It was pretty scary until I got away from Flagstaff, then it turned to rain. This is what it looked like driving.
I’m back in Sedona and it’s raining so a little shopping is in order. You know I love my pots so I go to my favorite store. Pots as far as the eye can see. Anita told me not to bring anything home. Do you think she would let me bring the horse home?
It’s the end of the day and I’m back at Darlene and Lew beautiful home. Darlene has made these delicious lettuce wraps, sorry I was so hungry I forgot to take the picture.
Tomorrow I’m off on another tour with Indian guide Susan Mountain Deer. See you tomorrow.