The Boulevard Mo-tel, Boise, Idaho

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not1word on August 7, 2009

I suppose that this one appeals to me on the art deco level. That, plus the fact that, even though the parking lot was nearly empty, there was No Vacancy.

Norrel on August 7, 2009

They knew that you were coming, not1word. You'd better traveled under a fake name. Joy Bubbles would have been a good choice.

not1word on August 7, 2009

Ah, of course. Thanks for the good advice, although, I don't think that I'll be using it.

Norrel on August 9, 2009

It isn't a motel anymore, not1word. It's turned into apartments. Because it's a historic building, they kept the neon sign.

not1word on August 9, 2009

As I was leaving, I noticed a guy sitting in the shadows watching me. He had the look of a full-time dweller, so you may not be all that wrong. You're pretty smart, Perfesser Norrel.

kamalyn on August 9, 2009

well, I like the fact that the sign emphasizes 'TV' over 'Room' although now I'm thinking it must have been meant to draw people in with the promise of a TV in their room, while it was really only a group TV Room.

yet another nice neon!

not1word on August 9, 2009

lol, kamaly. Reality TV before it even existed, eh? That's a funny take on the TV room, I didn't even think about it like that. Honestly, looking at that sign must have confused generations of passers-by, with its rather disjointed arrangement of their offerings. "Well, Marge, this'n here's got all that, plus TV!" Glad you liked the neon, just the same.

larry e walton on August 15, 2009

TV also stands for transvestite, i think. hopefully, this was not offered up with the cost of a room. certainly not in Boise.

not1word on August 16, 2009

Larry, sleep little Les Bois has its share of odd behavior, and I'm sure that there are plenty of TV's wandering about freely. That may be why this is called a Mo-tel...as in a no-tell mo-tel? Some sort of shorthand?

kamalyn on August 17, 2009

Hmmmm, seems to me if I were a sheriff I'd be staking this place out. Looks like just the sort of place where this gang might hole up after a little adventure at the local camera store!

not1word on August 17, 2009

Well, your instincts might be right, kamaly. Good thing you're on the case.

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