47th Street - New York - 1957 - photograph by André Robé
Disneyland, Tomorrowland, 1965
FLAMINGO MOTOR HOTEL
Jackson’s newest and most modern
Highway 80 West in city limits
TOWN HOUSE MOTEL
U.S. Hwy. 61 at Broadway
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
“One of the Nation’s Finest”
Hotel by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya. From In Pieces.
“Moto Mart, Perryville, MO 2008”
from the series “Hurry Up & Wait”
It’s odd how one image can evoke both a Midwestern homesickness and a strange desire to re-watch Blake’s Junction 7 both at once.
Katie & I had been driving along PCH all day. We’d stopped at the beach & seen some dolphins, Taken a wrong turn & wound up driving up & down a mountain that had seen fire in the past few weeks. Katie had to tell me a few times to not look at the sheer drop to my right/left as I drove (I have big fear of falling). We stopped here for a break. The clientele was a happy mix of travelers, surfers, & bikers. We split an order of fried shrimp & ordered a beer apeice. No open tables so we sat with a couple who were traveling home on their 3-wheeler to Eugene, OR. The man guessed from my accent that I was from Boston, which was a first. Told him I was from NYC. “I hate the Yankees!” he said, but with a smile. His wife went to the bathroom & he told us about the time he got fined for smoking weed. My vegan strawberry Dogfish Head beer was delicious, as were the shrimp. They hit the road; I can’t remember if we got their names. We finished & ran for our lives across PCH to the beach to watch the surfers who were undeterred by the incoming clouds. I took this photo with my phone.
My favorite moment of the trip.
iPhoneography from my travels in LA
Ocean Avenue and Lavender Road
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Here is vacation luxury at its best, every unit facing the ocean. Beautifully appointed motel rooms and two bedroom suites. each with private bath, television and hi-fi music, and air-conditioned, heated for spring and fall, heated swimming pool, free off-street parking, daily maid service, free ice, close to all sports and vacation activities.
Pretty fab, huh?
Highway to Hell