Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Details ...

It's interesting, what you remember when traveling ... how sometimes the "big" things get forgotten in favor of a series of minor little moments, the details that end up sticking with you and becoming surprisingly evocative many years later.

Like this little sign, which I saw at an abandoned gas station in Ryegate a while back. Duplicates of this notice used to be part of every traveler's rest-stop ritual a few decades ago, but we hardly see them anymore. Finding this one brought back memories of hundreds of family trips from my childhood.


  1. What were we being protected from, anyway?
    The boogeyman?

  2. Tragically, we'll never know ... because the door was always locked! :)