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Sedona Secret Agent Man

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

The Matterhorn Motel

August 1992. Trying to find the road into Sedona, Arizona in the pitch night. My map reading skills were lacking at the time. To the trepidation of my companions, I veered onto an unpaved, gravel “road.” After a tense, rocky hour-long trip, slipping past survivalist camps along the way, … Continue reading »

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

Boardwalk Taffy – Asbury Park and Soft Serve – Bethlehem, PA

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Asbury Park Boardwalk circa 1977

Wish I had some photos but I did save the postcard. @criterion_ap on the boardwalk at #asburypark. In the 70s, my grandmother sent my sister a tub of #taffy for her birthday that we all shared. It usually lasted until … Continue reading »

Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat

Asbury Lanes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Abandoned Asbury Lanes

After study, we drove down the Shore. Upon arrival, the cops escorted us out of Deal. It was too cold for the beach, but the guy in Asbury turned on Lane No. 1 for us. We drank pitchers and tossed bombs down a warped alley. The place was … Continue reading »

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Circuit, The Howard Johnson’s, The Mermaid Mural

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

My brother and I visited Asbury Park, New Jersey recently to see for ourselves the new development that everyone from Travel & Leisure to The New York Times have been featuring. We didn’t stop by a real estate sales center, however. We did what Bruce Springsteen and older Asbury residents have done for years on hot, summer nights: we drove … Continue reading »

Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat, Uncategorized

FORGOTTEN FLYERS

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

My short story FORGOTTEN FLYERS has been published in Fiction Attic.

“The Chief Inspector prints a flyer each time another woman is murdered…”

Please check it out here. https://medium.com/fiction-attic-press/forgotten-flyers-flash-fiction-by-bobby-sauro-a31210e27d87#.2bblqas9v 

Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories

Casper, Wyoming

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

 

America Theatre. Downtown Casper

America Theatre. Downtown Casper

Lady Gaga on the radio; Dick Cheney Federal Building in the background.

Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat

Asbury Park Boardwalk – Old Howard Johnson’s Restaurant

Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Asbury Park Boardwalk, outside the old Howard Johnson's

Asbury Park Boardwalk, outside the old Howard Johnson’s

“Bones and I still go to the Jersey Shore every summer but we no longer look for our future wives. When the pretty girls pass us on the beach, we ignore their straw cowboy hats … Continue reading »

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat

Badlands

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

badlands denmark 2014 import 060

The Badlands. Interior, South Dakota. The Lakota Sioux named this desolate land the “Badlands” because it was such a difficult place to cross.

The golden sand mounds there swirl in your head with all the failures that brought you there.

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat

Howard Johnson Zombies

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Although we’re a literary motor inn, we stand in solidarity with our roadside sisters and brothers, and when they leave us, it’s up to us to keep their memory alive.  With that in mind, here are some Howard Johnson Zombies  — and where we encountered them. 

The shells … Continue reading »

Categories: Old Newark Bluff, Sauro Motel Blog, The Amboy's Drive-In, Uncategorized

Story in 101Words’ Flash Fiction Sunday Edition

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

My story Marvelous, South Dakota has been included in 101 Words’ Flash Fiction Sunday Edition. Check it out along with the other stories there.  https://www.101words.org/category/flash-fiction-sunday-edition/

Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized