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. …Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog
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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 …Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog
Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog
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 …
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 …Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat, Uncategorized
My short story FORGOTTEN FLYERS has been published in Fiction Attic.
“The Chief Inspector prints a flyer each time another woman is murdered…”Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories
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