MOTELS

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When I was kid, summer vacations always meant another great road trip. So pre-Holiday Inn and big chain hotels, where else would you stay but in a small Mom and Pop motel? With any luck, it had a swimming pool you could jump into after a hot day of driving in a car with no air conditioning! These roadside classics are disappearing at a rapid rate, so whenever I see a one still standing (or even a run down building with the sign intact), I take a picture and paint my favorites when I get home.

My husband Richard’s brother and his wife live in Hailey, Idaho (next door neighbor to Sun Valley). We’ve visited them...

Some of my favorite photographs are images I’ve taken in the past and rediscovered. That was definitely the case when...