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FROM MAINE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

In the days before GPS or Google Maps, known to some wild at hearts as the 1970s, you loaded up on free road maps from the service stations before you left Portland, Maine or Pawtucket, Rhode Island or Clark, New Jersey for that summer road trip vacation to Florida. But these weren’t just boring old maps. … Continue reading »

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

WALESKA SUPERMART

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

From Wired to Tired. Highway 140. Waleska, GA

This North Georgia IGA is perfect if you are on the road and need to go from “Tired to Wired.” Just watch out … Continue reading »

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized

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, we … Continue reading »

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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


After study, we cut class and went down the Shore. We drove slowly, marvelling at the mansions in Deal until the cops escorted us to the Asbury line. It was too cold for the beach, but the guy at  Asbury Lanes turned on Lane No. 1 for … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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