The Long Way Home


Behind Closed Doors
November 19, 2010, 6:18 AM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , , ,

gordonville, pa

I love motels and their orderliness. Even when it’s crappy, the bed is always in the middle of the room with two lamps on either side of it, a Gideon’s bible and cable TV. The motel we stayed in this past weekend smelled like coconut air freshener and the bed caved in the center. As long as  it’s temporary, you know it’s going to be all right.

In our first road trip together, Jeff and I pulled into the parking lot of the Modernaire and found a man standing outside his room in tighty whities smoking a cigarette while watching the sun set. Jeff questioned my travel planning skills, then decided it was hilarious. We filed it away with our other stories, the stories that all couples accumulate enough to write their own novel. We had one suitcase and enough cash to get us rolling home. It made me feel secure knowing we had very little to worry about except each other and  the open road.

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I love motels too, and the quirkier the better. Though clean is good!

PS: Love the photos!

Comment by Lizzie

A friend of mine told me about this place – they have a high concentration of quirky motels:

http://www.doowopusa.org/district/index.html

And thank you for the photo compliments!

Comment by Lisa

We need one more road trip (with or without motel) before the weather turns to crap and i become petrified by snow and ice. I’ll travel in anything but deep winter.

Comment by jeff

i’m hoping for mild winter so we aren’t stuck in the house for 6 months!

Comment by Lisa

It would have been better if it smelled like freshly washed clothes, huh?

Comment by Allegheny Eats

“clean linen” helped, that’s for sure.

Comment by Lisa




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