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.
The police cordoned off the Main Street and allowed us to block up this junction for about half an hour! Now yes, the corner is there, the guy is there even the flatbed ford, is there. What you don’t see is that the wall with the window reflection is just a breeze block put up job to advertise itsel as the place in the hit song! Bugger!
I did, however manage to purchase myself a metal sign! Now I’ve actually seen it against me suitcase, I realise it may not fit without a bit of fettling! Again, Bugger! But the town was smaller than expected although the train station held trains that stretched for miles and the clanking of the wagons sort of soothed the atmosphere to a ‘mellow’
Advertised as the best most well preserved meteor crater in the world, I was pretty much expecting it all to be hype! By fuck was I wrong! You travel about six miles off the interstate, following signs that wouldn’t look out of place in a 50’s B movie, then through a visitors centre! In the foyer there is a photograph of the hole (this ALWAYS bodes bad when they advertise the product AT the location). Climb the stairs to the viewing platform and BOOM! It’s there baby. As real as it big, and as beautiful as it is deep! Go there, don’t look at my pictures, just go. (And it wasn’t made by the yanks)