Hotel, Motel– I need a vacation.

I need a vacation.  I’m finding myself working harder this summer, than I do during the normal school year (as I’m a teacher by day)  Alas, there will be no time for a vacation this summer.

I’ll just look at the lovely retro illustrations by Amy Henderson (a.k.a. Aqua Velvet) and dream of a time when vacations consisted long car trips to far away places, inexpensive motels, and natural wonders instead of the squeezed in hectic weeks we take for vacations now.

Star Light, Star Bright 1950’s themed illustration

Perhaps, her illustrations might inspire me, or maybe even you, to take some time to plan a trip that is leisurely and not hurried, to savor roadside diners, giant sequoias, drive in movies, and tacky road side stops.  Who knows maybe it’s time for a road trip.