Howard Johnson's

HoJos

The orange roof. Some artist designed Hojos fully aware of how wonderful that roof would look against a blue sky! Genius! Howard Johnson, thank you! You gave us a wonderful hotel, orange sherbet and a restaurant that made the BEST cheeseburgers. I feel for today’s youth, they don’t get to fully appreciate the whole experience. I imagine being on vacation, and pulling into a Howard Johnson’s for dinner. Life just got a little better!

Howard Johnson's

Howard Johnson’s (HoJos) Bright orange roof inviting guests for cheeseburger, fries and a vanilla milk shake. And a cocktail!

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Four cottages

Four Cottages

As a kid, we never stayed in one of these kind of cottages. They are so tidy and perfect, like a little monopoly piece! Imagine the travelers they have seen! People honeymooning, vacationing or just passing through. Every Adirondack town has them, with their adorable names. I love finding the most vintage looking cottages. Happy times!

These Four Cottages are in North Hudson, NY. I drive by them all the time. They just sit in a well manicured field. Hope they outlive all of us!

Four cottages

Four Cottages in Anytown , Adirondack Park, NY

 

 

Morning

Waking up in the summer just sort of happens. No alarm clocks, no one yelling “GET UP”. Sleeping with white sheets and a chenille bedspread, with the window open, and the sheer curtain gently blowing is a childhood memory I wish I had. Instead, I decided to paint it for myself, and for you! Savor the morning.¬†Morning.JPG

1972. Family vacation; 28 days of summer memories. Day 1: “Road-trip”, 10″ x 10″ Oil. Reliving childhood one painting at a time

Cramming the four kids in the station wagon was always an adventure. Claiming your spot in the car was paramount. “I get the window!” “Called it!” and “You get the middle.” -these were just a few of the phrases we would yell while climbing into the car. I wouldn’t really know where we were going, but I was just happy to be going anywhere. ¬†Seeing the exit to Lake George meant fun! Hope we pull off here…..roadtrp