Hi-Way 12 Motel
Willmar, MN
Motel 7
Fergus Falls, MN
Skyline Motel
Alexandria, MN

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Heading toward Alexandria, check out the Skyline Motel, the one with a giant wood-log swinging bench and a painted sign featuring a silhouette of tall birches under a silvery white moon next to the office. Sitting on the weather beaten picnic table next to a grill (an all-too-rare amenity provided by motels these days) a long wide expanse of doors and windows, is broken by occasional red begonias above perfectly blue sky that stretches out over the prairies beyond. For city dwellers, the smaller towns of the great northern states offers an awesome display of quiet and subtlety worth a thousand miles of driving.

Lace City, MN, Motel Postcard (click for larger view)

All text copyright Andrew Wood. Photos copyright Jenny Wood and Andy Wood.