To Arizona: September 1, 2004
- Snowdrift - Perfect Shortening. My friend Jef pointed out these kinds of signs, old, decades old, painted on brick
- Blocks of shadow, yellow sunlight, blue skylight.
- This is
the happenin' corner in Winslow, Arizona. You can buy tshirts that
say "I slouched on route 66 in Winslow" or something or other, as if
some unavailable magic of a retired highway 66 might be coaxed to
shine just a bit longer on the people in Winslow today.
- La Posada
Hotel, on the National Register of Historic Places. Mary Jane Coulter
was the architect in 1930: "considered by many to be the greatest of
all southwestern architects." La Posada is in Winslow; I drove from
Phoenix to Winslow the day I arrived, checked into La Posada, langorously
covered the two-blocks-each-way downtown area, and had a great dinner
of squash blossoms and beets.
- My room
at La Posada. The hotel is furnished with antiques, for the most
part, but the individual rooms have handsome but not antique
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