When it comes to this sign, I have but one regret.
I didn’t go back to see it lit up after dark.
The building itself isn’t anything to write home about but that sign is pretty spectacular. If you ever find yourself traveling along Main Street in downtown Cortez,Colorado be sure to at least slow down and admire the pretty colors.
Maybe the next time I’m in town I can stop for a movie instead of just a photo. For now, I’m happy for the photo.
A good sign deserves to be appreciated. Isn’t it a beaut?
Sadly, I’m pretty sure the sign is the best part of the Sunset Motel but this place is a fun remnant of mid century automobile travel on Old 33 in Athens, Ohio.
The American roadside was once dotted with unique diners and motels, often boasting flashy signs like this. It makes me a little sad sometimes when I think about how national chains make every town look just like the last one down the highway.
Of course, that sense of generic sameness everywhere else makes places like this all the more special. Today, I will be thankful for that.