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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 »

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

Marvelous, South Dakota

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

My story Marvelous, South Dakota is up at Fiction Southeast. It is set in the South Dakota Badlands.

Badlands, proclaimed the Lakota Sioux, because it was such a difficult place to cross.

During the height of the Cold War, South Dakota housed many of the nuclear missiles that could have destroyed the world. Some of those underground silos are now part of … Continue reading »

Categories: Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories

NIC PIZZOLATTO – GALVESTON. THE 2010 NOVEL BY THE TRUE DETECTIVE SHOWRUNNER

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Fans of  True Detective should check out Nic Pizzolatto’s 2010 novel GALVESTON. Galveston tells the story of New Orleans enforcer Roy Cady as he flees from his former mob boss, but the story really shines in the relationships between Roy and the erstwhile nieces who accompany him on his escape.

After killing the men who were sent to kill … Continue reading »

Categories: Articles, Cathedral of Knowledge, Diamond Categories, Law and Letters, Sauro Motel Blog

ABANDONED TRAIN STATION. TATE, GEORGIA

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

 

Tate Train Station

Tate Train Depot

Tiny Tate, in Pickens County, is the Home of Georgia Marble.  Highway 53 slows into a curve that almost makes you come to a stop and admire the abandoned train station, which sits just steps from the highway.

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Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog