Thursday, June 2, 2016


Highlight and shadow In Kansas. Older American motels, those not part of a chain, traditionally have a prominent sign that says either Vacancy or No Vacancy: we have available rooms or not. This is a variation. When we drove by Mrs. C and I wondered if the management was apologizing for something, like America's history of racism or Kansas' lunatic governor, Sam Brownback.

The bit on the letterboard about H   OOKUPS has nothing to do with one-night stands. The motel welcomes campers and motor homes. (I think they are called caravans in Europe.) Hookups means that water and electric lines are available to attach to the vehicle.

Taken on the western edge of Marysville.                


from Madrid said...

It is curious !


Halcyon said...

Maybe they are closed and are sorry about that?

Sharon Anck said...

Great shot. That sign is what I'd call perfect imperfection.

William Kendall said...

One is left to wonder.

Jack said...

I was going to comment on what a fine scene you have, very 1950. But, the "hookups" sign at a Kansas motel made me cough up my coffee.