Six Word Saturday – Time to start planning a trip!

Time to start planning a trip!

Time to start planning a trip!

My mother wrote on the back of this photo: “Visitor’s Week-end, Oct. 23 – 24, 1965. Maryann in front of the Colonial Motel, Watkins Glen, NY.”

I remember that blue Chevy station wagon with great fondness. It was our first “reliable” car, and it took our family on lots of day-trips and vacations. We always stayed in our home state of New Jersey or New York and Pennsylvania – but they were adventures!

When I looked at this picture I checked online about Watkins Glen, in  New York, and I’m happy to say the Colonial Inn and Motel is still in business. It looks like an affordable no-frills type of place. I remember the motel was within walking distance of the beautiful Watkins Glen State Park, and also Seneca Lake.

Cold winter days are the perfect time to start planning trips. Right now I’m planning trips to Colorado and Texas. How about you? Happy Saturday!

Six Word Saturday is a blogging prompt suggested by Cate at Show My Face.

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About Maryann Barnes

I live in Virginia and enjoy meandering walks back into the past. I also enjoy hoarding old photographs and doing family research.
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9 Responses to Six Word Saturday – Time to start planning a trip!

  1. Linda H. says:

    Oh, I’m with you…a trip would be very nice in the coming Spring! I think I will start planning. Thanks for the motivation!
    Happy Saturday!
    Linda

  2. Ron. says:

    I MIGHT drive down into the village for some smokes later, but other than that I’m stayin put.

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Hey Ron, I just got back from our village, and a nice relaxing lunch at the Mexican restaurant there. Happy travels into your town!

  3. bookmammal says:

    We had a similar big boat of a car when I was young–I can’t imagine trying to park something like that now!

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      I remember calling these wagons boats, too. I think parking spaces were bigger back then. This car had a pull-up bench seat in the back, so it fit nine. Sing-a-long time – See the USA in your Chevrolet!

  4. Karen S. says:

    Wow, you read my mind. Or did you hear my soul screaming me too, me too!

  5. Maryann Barnes says:

    Karen, I hope you enjoy planning your trip!

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