As soon as we arrived in Flagstaff, it started snowing and didn’t stop for three days. This was the first snow of the winter, ending a 142 day drought that had many here worried. Above is a photo of route 66 and the rickety railroad track beside it, both covered entirely in snow.
Here’s a snapshot of the StoryCorps booth taken later in the day. We’re parked in downtown Flagstaff and received a warm welcome from local NPR affiliate KNAU. Special thanks to John Stark, general manager of the station, for filling us in on all the interesting facts and features of the surrounding area and showing us the best coffee spots in town.