For most tourists, the area around Winslow and Holbrook, Arizona just doesn’t register much. Sure, there’s the Eagles song (and a statue to go with it), and Meteor Crater, and if you’re a Route 66 junkie, there are some nice sections of the Mother Road to be seen. But even the average visitor heading down old 66 will probably push on to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon in one direction, or up to the Navajo Nation in the other. Back in 2011, we stopped long enough to see the sights, and the stations, and to grab some IDs from what we (well, Bill, anyway) has dubbed the Holbrook-Show Low market.
(The Show Low part of the market is about 50 miles to the south at considerably higher altitude, in a part of east central Arizona that’s even farther beyond the usual touristy path. We’ll have to get back there one of these days.)