|If this reminds you of the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars then your brain is doing it's job because it should.|
|Pretending to be a cactus next to a metal sculpture also pretending to be a cactus.|
|Rachael rides the rabbit.|
One of the Eagles most popular hits is a song called "Take it easy". Winslow's claim to fame is that one of the lines in the song says "Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona" and so of course they have a corner setup just like the song says with a mural and an absolutely enormous Route 66 sign painted on the floor. The gift shop on the adjacent corner actually pumps the Eagles out on to the street just in case anyone didn't know about the song.
|We weren't sure if we were on the right road until we saw the sign.|
A few miles down the road we stopped at the Meteor Crater which gives Meteor City it's name. It's a bloody impressive hole in the ground. And while it was a little on the expensive side to visit ($16 each which included the museum and full 1hr guided tour that we didn't have time to take) we felt it was well worth the time and effort. There was also another gift shop where I felt compelled to spend money. At this point I've given up all pretence that I'm going to fit everything I've bought in my cases. I'm seriously considering chartering my own plane to get all my tourist tat home.
|A pretty big hole in the ground.|
|When speed limit signs have a sense of humour you know you are in an awesome place.|
|Struck down by a huge arrow, the lizard couldn't even bask because the pesky sun was hiding behind a cloud.|
Flagstaff was a contradiction and we really didn't give it much time to be honest. We had better places to be but I'm jumping ahead... What we saw of Flagstaff was part strip mall and part cute arty quarter but we buzzed through because we had a date with a helicopter to see the Grand Canyon. Let me say that again - WE WENT IN A HELICOPTER TO THE GRAND CANYON!
|LOOK!! Still can't believe we actually got to do this.|
|The Grand Canyon from our helicopter. EPIC doesn't cover it.|
Tonight we are staying in the town of Tusayan just south of the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park and we had dinner with some fellow Route 66-ers we've met a few times on the way. The main topic of conversation of course was the Grand Canyon. I'm warning you now - I'm going to be bloody boring on this subject for a long time. Can't see it ever getting old.