automobile / motorcar

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Sep 9 22:06:43 UTC 2002

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, James A. Landau wrote:
> A "tourist court" is a bed-and-breakfast.

Tourist court: individual units with fake brick tarpaper/asphalt siding,
usually a little cedar tree/bush in front, painted white or red step, one
room with a metal bedstead and a squishy mattress, a chrome chair and
table, ashtray with some sort of catchy saying (e.g. "rest your tired
ash"), and a bathing niche with a sink showing deep brown stains on the
porcelain below the two faucets. No TV, of course. Units are connected by
carports not wide enough or long enough for today's cars. Maybe a teardrop
trailer or two sticking out from carports. Name is Bide-a-Wee, Traveler's
Rest, Lazy Pines, etc. The road out front might or might not be paved, and
--if in Iowa or Minnesota--the edges of the pavement might flare up to
contain traffic, making it shoot off into the oncoming lane instead of
careening out into a corn field.

B&B? Not exactly...

Peter Richardson

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