On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Love The Signs

5/9/11 There is an update with the last picture.

I do enjoy the old signs along the roadside and in this case it's mostly hotel old and new. Cannot help but to think of the times gone buy and all the stories that could be told. This first one is in Thompson,UT just west of Grand Junction. There might be a couple people living here. Click on the picture to make it bigger and again to make it huge.





This is in beautiful down town Maybell,Co.

I'm unable to separate the two pictures above but the "Lazy X"  motel is in Vernal,UT and I'm  glad to have come across the "Four Winds" which is somewhere in the Four Corners area. The Sweetwater resort is off the Colorado River Road almost in the Flattops Wilderness area. The last picture is not from here and a friends photo from Costa Rica. It's a great picture and it's got plenty signs and a volcano.

Teresa left a comment and she also sent me her picture of the "Four Winds". I'm told it is just outside Durango on the way to Cortez. Thank you for that. Here it is.

11 comments:

  1. I have a collection of such signs myself. I am always enchanted by the old motel signs. Route 66 still has several, as I'm sure you know. These are great.

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  2. There is a for sale sign in the window of the desert moon motel.
    Wonder how much?

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  3. Yes she does folks and her picture of the "Four Winds" is included as well. Here is one done last November along highway 30 in Nebraska. In that it reminded me of Route 66.
    http://oneflyspictureplace.blogspot.com/2010/11/before-there-was-i80-there-was-olys-and.html

    That place is in the town of Thompson RZ. I don't remember it but that's where it's at. I do not think there's much business.

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  4. What a great idea!!! I believe I've seen some of these signs....and then some! Something else for me to start taking pictures of...LOL!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Debbie's Travels

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  5. Thanks Debbie - you never know what you're going to see next. It's fun and yes keep your eyes open.

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  6. Hang onto your life rafts .... it's supposed to get to 80 down here...the melt is about to begin!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  7. Nice concept! The sign of the Four Wind Motel looks great...

    World of Vhincci
    ...

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  8. The wind can blow down there too Vhincci.

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  9. Love the signs too, dude! My brother Felix also has a collection of motel signs photos, taken when he was still traveling. And they're super cool! Want to collect some, too!

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  10. Thanks for that Wilmer and the visit as well. Come back again and I need to not go so long between posts but that's what happens this time of year. I took some fairly striking flower pictures today I'm going to throw up.

    I'm always looking for signs and have turned around way too many times probably.

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