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.

2 Responses

  1. oh, if you want advice on fun motels for weekend jaunts and roadtrips you gotta come to me. Where else are you gonna get the low-down on places like the Wildwood Inn, The Spot cafe, Cactus Kate Saloon, the Freakin’ Frog and that pornotastic suite for $60 at the Rodeway Inn outside Chicago. The Wigwam motels in AZ and KY are cold and overrated btw.

  2. Hi Valerie, super thanks for the feature! and yeah, what ever happened to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer?!

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