Menu Filter

Nation’s Oldest Vintage Clothing Store – Zap & Co. Lancaster PA Burns, Owner Injured – UPDATED 1/25

UPDATE Tues 1/25 The official Facebook page of the Stephen Murray and Zap & Company Foundation has been set up by his daughter. ” I’ll be updating this page daily about my father’s health status, and information about the foundation. Thanks so much for joining and thanks so much for the unconditional love and support!!!!” UPDATE […]

Read more →

This Serro Scotty Vintage Camper is RetroRoadmap Worthy!

For those of you who are hip to vintage trailer and camper lingo, my “clue” given on the RetroRoadmap Facebook page was pretty easy: But here’s the big reveal for everyone – if all goes well this week, RetroRoadhusband and I will soon be the proud owners of a vintage 1964 Serro Scotty Sportsman Camper! […]

Read more →

Go To The Retro Roadmap Facebook Page For a Clue To Some Fun News!

If you want to see a clue about some fun news I can’t wait to share with RetroRoadmap Readers, go over to the Retro Roadmap FB Page and see the photo I just posted a link to! Here’s the link to The RetroRoadmap Facebook Page!

Read more →

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath – A Retro Holiday Treat from GeorgiaPeachez!

How exciting to come home from a long day at work and find a HUGE box from Fedex waiting for me! I carefully opened the box full of peanuts to find a wonderful wreath, hand crafted out of vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations from Suzy at GeorgiaPeachez! This is just PERFECT for the Hacienda: Here’s […]

Read more →

PJ Pastry Shop Dedham MA – A Friends of Eddie Coyle Shot Brings Back Fond Memories!

Over the summer I had great fun sharing some Boston area locations from the 1970’s move The Friends Eddie Coyle (here’s a link to my original post “1970?s Boston Movie Fun – Name That Location! The Friends of Eddie Coyle”.) Well I wasn’t the only one who had fond memories of the locations this movie […]

Read more →

Authentic Vintage Vacation Destination Bumper Stickers For a Snowy Day

If you are in one of the 49 states that got snow yesterday I bet you’re as ready for some vintage vacationing as I am! We’re snowbound for a few more months ’til our big road trip to Texas (!!) but in the meantime I’m digging traveling back in time by looking at these vintage […]

Read more →

Boston Braves and Diners – Thinking of My Dad

Boston Braves and Diners – Thinking of My Dad

We joke in my family that you could do anything with my dad, as long as it was something he wanted to do 🙂 So we girls went to many a field trial, old book store and decoy shop. There were some times however where our interests intersected, and this picture of a diner is […]

Read more →

Retro Roadmap Photo Archives- Do These Places Look Familiar To You?

I’m in the process of uploading quite a few photos that I took YEARS AGO to the Retro Roadmap Photo Archive on Flickr and am kicking myself for not taking better notes back in the late 1980’s early 90’s when I did take them. Can you help out? Like this way cool vintage Mobil gas […]

Read more →

Paragon Park, Nantasket Beach MA – A Cautionary Retro Roadtrip Down Memory Lane

Paragon Park, Nantasket Beach MA – A Cautionary Retro Roadtrip Down Memory Lane

Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but we’ve got snow-a-fallin here outside of Retro Roadmap HQ, so instead of going out on the roads, I’m looking backward down memory lane via my own photo collection.I figured I’d go back as far as I could in my own collection and start with […]

Read more →

A Visit To The Retro Roadmap Photo Archives – Photos from the American Roadside

One of my new years resolutions is to share more of my old photos with folks – so here’s the first assortment from my “Random Roadside” box of photos! Here’s me in front of the Frazer Diner in the spring of 1999. As I mentioned on my writeup of the Frazer Diner I had no […]

Read more →

Happy Holidays! From Retro Roadmap

Best wishes to everyone this holiday weekend, thanks for all of your support! Dolles Taffy on the boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach Delaware. Christmas eve 2010. Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

Retro Roadmap Approved Holiday Roadtrip Stops Coming Up!

It’s a busy holiday season but between now and the end of the year we’ll share with you some great roadside places we’ve stopped on our trips north this fall, just in time to add them to your holiday travel plans. Look forward to a vintage diner with a killer neon sign, a cozy coffee […]

Read more →

RetroRoadmap’s List of Philadelphia Area Vintage Holiday Fun!

Here’s our list of our fave vintage, old fashioned and traditional places in the Philadelphia area during the holiday season. Click on the links to read more about these timeless treats, see additional photos, and learn how to get to these wondrous places courtesy of the RetroRoadmap archive! The Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show at […]

Read more →

Another Mystery Boston Diner! Was it Real?

Mod Betty will be busy being the Hostess with The Mostess this weekend, but here’s something for the diner sleuths in the audience to chew on while I am unable to post. Is this diner real, or just a figment of the artist’s imagination? All I can tell you is that this was painted in […]

Read more →

Diner Presentation by Larry Cultrera Monday 12/6 Quincy MA

Hey everyone, don’t forget about the slide presentation and talk that Larry Cultrera’s giving at the Thomas Crane Public Library, in Quincy, MA this  Monday December 6 at 7pm! “The Evolution of Diners – From Lunch Carts to Mega Restaurants” Larry Cultrera of DinerHotline.com will be giving a slide show and talk about the ever […]

Read more →

Holiday For States – Allan Sherman – A Catchy Retro Roadmap Road Trip Anthem!

Holiday For States – Allan Sherman – A Catchy Retro Roadmap Road Trip Anthem!

Here’s a little RetroRoadmap related lunctime silliness from one of my fave comedic songwriters Allan Sherman.As you all know, I have a “thing” for maps of the United States, and lists, and lists about maps! Here’s a song about a list about a map. Whee! I bring you “Holiday For Strings” by Allan Sherman (click […]

Read more →

Miracle on 34th Street on the Big Screen at the Roxy in Northampton PA 11/30

Who can resist a timeless Christmas classic movie on the big screen, to get in that holiday mood? This Tuesday 11/30 The Roxy Theatre in Northampton PA is showing the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, starring a wee Natalie Wood and my fave Maureen O’Hara. And it’s FREE with the donation of a […]

Read more →

Shop Vintage, Local and Support What You Care About

It’s that time of year again, and RetroRoadmap will be your source for all sorts of cool vintage and retro places to go and gifts to buy for the holiday season! I’ve got a few new old places I’ll be sharing with you readers, but in the meantime don’t forget to search the archives for […]

Read more →

Taking the Scenic Route on the Busiest Traffic Day!

Today is the busiest traffic day of the year and RetroRoadhusband and I have added our car to the conga line of travelers. Not wanting to get into the 23 mile backup on the NJTPK we’re heading north on the back roads, at least while it’s light enough out to see anything cool! Happy Thanksgiving […]

Read more →

New York Times – Once Movie Palaces, Now Chain Stores Slide Show

This is what happens if we don’t go to our local downtown movie theatres- they become Walgreens and worse! Once Palaces, Now Chain Stores – via The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/14/nyregion/14marquee-ss.html

Read more →

Theatre Historical Society Marquee Magazine Offer for Retro Roadmap Readers

Can I just tell you how NICE it is to be in my own house, puttering around in the early morning sunshine, drinking a cup of tea and listening to records on the hi-fi? As luck would have it I also just received a couple of complimentary issues of Marquee, the journal of the Theatre […]

Read more →

Sad Day In Phoenixville, PA – Freda Hirsch’s Store For Sale

The sight of a For Sale sign in front of Freda’s store on Washington Ave in Phoenixville breaks my heart. Read all about Freda and her store here in the RetroRoadmap post from earlier this year Someone cool want to move in? 147 Washington Street Phoenixville PA – Hirsch’s Store and house for sale

Read more →

The Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania – Free Talk – Thursday 11/18 Phoenixville, PA

A free talk, “The Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania”, will be presented at the Phoenixville, PA  Public Library on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. This is happening just blocks away from RetroRoadmap central and we’ll be attending – join us, won’t you? xo – Mod Betty & Retro Roadhusband Melinda Higgins Crawford, Commonwealth Speaker for the […]

Read more →

Roxy Movie Theatre Northampton PA – Best Unexpected Roadside Find – Part 1

Roxy Movie Theatre Northampton PA – Best Unexpected Roadside Find – Part 1

I seriously had to pull over and catch my breath (and snap a photo) when I drove by the Roxy Theatre on Main Street in Northampton, PA – just north of Allentown. Even now my blood sugar levels are peaking just gazing at the photo of this fabulous vintage movie marquee and neon sign! It […]

Read more →

John E. Lennon III December 31, 1936 – October 21, 2010. My Dad

He wasn’t the Beatle, but my dad. John E. Lennon passed peacefully today surrounded by family and listening to Cole Porter. Dad, You’re The Top and are missed. (He’s the cute one on the left. Taken in Newfoundland when the Navy back in the late 50’s – early 60’s playing hockey with his pal “Schwartz” […]

Read more →

RetroRoadmap / Roadsidefans Meet-up Map!

Getting ready for the RetroRoadmap / Roadside fans meet-up in Scranton on November 14, and making a map of some of the fun places to check out before, during or after this day of fun! Click here to check out the map of some of the places in the Scranton, NEPA area that might be […]

Read more →

Vintage Travel Posters At the BPL!

Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

How To Speak NEPA – Prep for the Scranton, PA Retro Roadside Meet-up – Heyna!

My dear pal and Retro Roadmap Reporter Aubs forwarded this video to me so I could be prepared linguistically for the Retro Roadmap / Roadside Fans meet-up in Scranton next month. I had noticed a few of these NEPAisms* on my initial scouting of the area, but now I’ll know what they actually mean. Join […]

Read more →

Can’t Wait to Tell You About This Classic Movie Theatre I Just Discovered!!

Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

Mum Mountain at Ott’s Schwenksville PA is Open!

Tis the season to get your mums at Ott’s in Schwenksville PA. The mountain is in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous! Read here about Ott’s Mum Mountain and More! http://retroroadmap.com/2009/10/18/you-ott-to-know-about-otts-exotic-plants-schwenksville-pa/ Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

You’re Invited! Retro Roadside Fans Meet-Up Glider Diner Scranton, PA 11/14

I’m very excited to be putting together a get-together of  retro roadside fans, travelers, bikers, RVers, roadtrippers, bloggers, authors, photographers and more, and you’re invited! Glenn Wells of RoadsideFans.com and I are hosting a Retro Roadmap / Roadside Fans meet-up at the Glider Diner in Scranton PA on Sunday November 14 from 12-2. If you […]

Read more →

A Retro RoadMAP For Every State! Are Your Vintage Retro Faves Represented?

I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes here at Retro Roadmap, constructing a Retro RoadMAP for each state that we have a post on, and VOILA! Those states now have a page of their own, to fill with cool old retro and vintage places to visit and support! (This is not my work, but […]

Read more →

What Do You Want To Read About First? I’ll Write It!

We had a great sale at the Hacienda, with plenty of cool stuff to share with Retro Roadmap readers! Now…what to write about this week! You tell me: A vintage carousel? Well preserved diner? Classic Candy store? Old timey Pizza place? Drive-in movie theatre? Architectural salvage warehouse? Let me know what you want to hear […]

Read more →

Vintage and Retro Stuff For Sale – Contests Coming Up Too!

Retro Roadhusband and I have been cleaning up some of our collected cool stuff in the Hacienda basement and I’ve been coming across some books and other fun things that I think Retro Roadmap Readers would like! I’m thinking of having some contests to get some more folks aware of Retro Roadmap and at the […]

Read more →

Retro Roadmap Gets Vintage Pinup Magazine Spread Feature!

While just a wee bit racier than our normal Retro Roadmap fare, I just had to share the fact that Vintage and Pinup Culture Magazine has a great multi-page article and photo spread all about RetroRoadmap.com! (No need to fear, I am not one of the vintage style pin-up or burlesque models in the magazine, […]

Read more →

At the Coolest Architectural Salvage Place! Scranton PA

Olde Good Things on Gilligan St. Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

Greenport NY – Long Island Vintage Haven Part 2

I think I’ve been dragging my feet about this post because when I finish it then I have to come to grips with the fact that my summer fun is over. NOT that there isn’t shoulder season and autumn Retro Roadmap fun to be had, but summer went by too fast b/c of my broken […]

Read more →

Greenport NY- Long Island’s Vintage / Retro Goldmine Part 1

Greenport NY- Long Island’s Vintage / Retro Goldmine Part 1

Greenport NY is so chock-a-block full of cool vintage and retro finds that I’ve been wrestling for over 2 months now with how to tell you all about it. You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words? Well here are my photos that will illustrate what an absolute FIND Greenport […]

Read more →

Vintage Travel Decal Display and Stickers on eBay

If we hadn’t just spent all sorts of RetroRoadmoney on our trip overseas, I’d be tempted myself to bid on this cool old vintage travel sticker display! Just as a disclaimer, I don’t profit at all from this eBay auction from lil treasures in Texas,  but just thought it was a cool thing that Retro […]

Read more →

Retro Vintage Italy? Positively Antique! Pharmacy from 1200’s Still In Business

I didn’t expect to find a lot of “Retro Roadmap worthy” places during our vacation last week but I had to share one “wicked old place” with you all. Reminding me of just how young the USA is, I present to you the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy in Florence, Italy – opened in 1221 and […]

Read more →

Radio Silence

RetroRoadmap will be experiencing a bit of Radio Silence this week, but don’t let that stop you from heading to your fave vintage retro and cool old places! Leave a comment letting me know where you’ve been during this time and I promise to fill you in on our adventures as well! Until then, a […]

Read more →

Why, it’s Mod Betty’s Birthday Weekend!

Can’t believe a year has flown by so fast, and that tomorrow is my birthday! How DO I remain so young? young at heart is where it’s at, baby! Retro Roadmap worthy birthday fun this weekend includes: A visit to Rehoboth Beach Delaware, home of Dolle’s Taffy, Royal Treat Ice Cream and my fave Delaware […]

Read more →

Photos of Boston Theatres from 1984 – The Beginnings of RetroRoadmap

All this talk of Boston with Eddie Coyle and the arrival of my new fave  movie compendium Big Screen Boston made me realize that my photos from a college “slide tape presentation” might be of interest to Retro Roadmap Readers. These photographs, shot in the fall of 1984 were of some of the old theatres […]

Read more →

Upcoming Fun on RetroRoadmap.com

Thanks to all the Retro Roadmap readers who swung by the closing party at the Doo Wop experience last night – despite the traffic could it have been a more perfect day at the beach? Special shout out especially to Glen Wells of RoadsideFans.com and Mike Engle of NYdiners.com who won the”farthest distance traveled” award […]

Read more →

Closing Party for Wildwood NJ Diner Photo Exhibit – Tomorrow!

Hey Retro Roadmap fans – please come say hello tomorrow –  Saturday July 31 as I participate in an artist’s meet and greet / exhibition closing event at the Doo Wop Experience on Ocean Ave in Wildwood NJ. I’ll be on-hand from 4-6pm to discuss my photos, Retro Roadmap and of course vintage New Jersey […]

Read more →

What Vintage Boston Diner Is This? The Friends Of Eddie Coyle

I had always wanted to see the movie The Friends of Eddie Coyle again because I remember there being a scene filmed in a diner, but I wasn’t sure what diner it was? My geographic brain thought it might be the Apple Tree Diner because that was still in Dedham when many of the scenes […]

Read more →

1970’s Boston Movie Fun – Name That Location! The Friends of Eddie Coyle

I remember seeing just a bit of the movie The Friends of Eddie Coyle when my dad was watching it once on TV and doing a complete double take when I saw that the scene was filmed in Dedham the town where both my mum and my dad grew up, and where “Grammie in Dedham” […]

Read more →

Wildwood Diner Exhibit Meet and Greet This Saturday 7/31 – Come On Down!

Hey Retro Roadmap fans – please come say hello to me this Saturday July 31 as I  participate in an artist’s meet and greet / exhibition closing event at the Doo Wop Experience on Ocean Ave in Wildwood NJ. I’ll be on-hand from 4-6pm to discuss my photos, Retro Roadmap and of course vintage New […]

Read more →

Abandoned Vintage New Jersey Diners – A Cautionary Tale

Thanks to Diner Man Spencer Stewart and his blog Diner Hunter for sharing this great post from Kevin Patrick about the neglected / closed / abandoned vintage diners of New Jersey. Using the same Preservation New Jersey list of the top 10 endangered historic sites that I did as inspiration for my New Jersey diner […]

Read more →

Unshredded Nostalgia Barnegat NJ -If You Like Old Cool Stuff This Place Is For You!

Unshredded Nostalgia Barnegat NJ -If You Like Old Cool Stuff This Place Is For You!

(10/8/10 – cool update! Click here to find out how to get 20% off your purchase at Unshredded Nostalgia, a thank you from RetroRoadmap.com ) My dear pal Aubs told I’d like this vintage store called Unshredded Nostalgia almost 3 years ago. O-M-G I can’t believe it took me this long to check out what […]

Read more →

Vale Rio Diner in Phoenixville PA on Blocks and on eBay

Just read in the local paper here in Phoenixville that the vintage Paramount diner up on blocks around the corner from us, the former Vale Rio Diner, is on sale on eBay. (for $225,000 yowza!) (10/8/10 update – The Val went on eBay again this week for $175,000 but there were no takers) (this is […]

Read more →

Blobfest Phoenixville PA – The Retro Roadmap Blob Map and More !

BLOBFEST IS THIS WEEKEND, PEOPLE! BEWARE OF THE BLOB! Each July The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA celebrates Blobfest – a tribite to that wonderfully kitschy 1958 sci-fi movie The Blob. This cornerstone of modern cinema was filmed in the neighborhoods in the local area and in the Colonial Theatre itself! Here’s a link to […]

Read more →

Oh No! Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum Destoyed By Fire sez Lincoln Highway News

Good News! Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum has reopened! (Feb 2011)   Original Post: From Brian Butko at the Lincoln Highway News, I’m just alerted to the sad report that Mr .E’ds Elephant Museum in central PA has been destroyed by fire, but he vows to rebuild! Read the details of the Mr. Ed’s Fire here […]

Read more →

List of Vintage Diners in Southern New Jersey – Check ’em Out!

Here’s a quick list of the diners featured in my RetroRoadmap.com / Doo Wop Preservation League / Preservation New Jersey  diner photo exhibit in Wildwood NJ this month. Can’t see the photo show? Check out the actual diner! That’s what Retro Roadmap is all about– giving you easy access to the great vintage, retro and […]

Read more →

Article on Hirsch’s Market Closing Features Retro Roadmap Photos

Thanks to some local folks I was hepped to the fact that our local paper The Phoenix used some of my photos (with my permission) of Freda Hirsch and her store to illustrate their article on the closing of Hirsch’s Market after 59 years. Glad I could help them out, but wish her store wasn’t […]

Read more →

Support the Independents on Independence Day Weekend!

Support the Independents on Independence Day Weekend!

Happy 4th of July – Independence Day weekend everybody! Whether you’re on Old Cape Cod… Staying home on the porch… Vacationing in Florida… Or driving on a road trip…. Don’t forget to support your independently owned, vintage retro and cool old businesses this weekend!

Read more →

Good News Flash! SS United States gets 5.8 Million Dollar Donation

Just in time for the birthday of the United States of America, I’m happy to report that I heard on the radio this morning that SS United States – aka the ghost ship docked in Philadelphia – just received a 5.8 MILLION DOLLAR grant to shore up and get ship shape! Read about the SS […]

Read more →

Retro Roadmap on The Radio Thursday July 1 – Turn it Up!

I’m very excited to have the opportunity to promote my Retro Roadmap Vintage Diners of Southern New Jersey photo exhibit on the radio! Tune into radio station WCHE at 8:15am EST tomorrow Thursday July 1, to hear me chat about my vintage New Jersey diner photo exhibit, Retro Roadmap worthy sites, and a whole lot […]

Read more →

Retro Roadmap Diner Photo Exhibit in Wildwood, NJ July 2010

For Immediate Release: Retro Roadmap Photographer Exhibits in Wildwood, NJ Beth Lennon, owner of RetroRoadmap.com, will have her photos of vintage New Jersey diners on exhibit throughout the month of July at The Doo Wop Experience in Wildwood, NJ. June 28, 2010 – Beth Lennon of Phoenixville, PA is proud to announce that a selection […]

Read more →

Giant Roadside Indian – Riverhead Raceway NY

Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

Heart- Breaking News – Freda Hirsch’s Store in Phoenixville Closed

Heard yesterday from a Retro Roadmap reader that Freda Hirsch’s store in Phoenixville was closed when they went to visit on Friday, and this morning I find this message from Chuck Hirsch, her son, via the Freda’s Store Facebook page: I am very sorry to announce that we have closed Freda’s Store. it was just […]

Read more →

Yay it’s still there! Fabulous Kirby & Holloway Sign Rt 13 Dover, DE

Sent from the Retro Roadphone

Read more →

Retro Roadmap Weekend Plan – Beach Bound!

Happy weekend Retro Roadmappers! I’ve had a crazy busy week chock full of behind the scenes Retro Roadfun, including a whirlwind trip to New Jersey to photograph some of their remaining vintage diners (more on that later). I’ll be catching up on my writing and photo editing this weekend, in between some well needed relaxation […]

Read more →

Always Take The Back Roads for a Retro Road Trip

Hello Retro Roadmap readers! While I work my way through tons of photos and all sorts of wonderful vintage and retro places we’ve been over the past couple of weeks, I thought I’d share some random snapshots from the roadside, from our trip home from Lake George. Sara Glen Motel, Saratoga Springs, NY Landmark Motel, […]

Read more →

Lake George, NY – A Fun Vintage Vacation Destination!

Lake George, NY – A Fun Vintage Vacation Destination!

After all these years of saying I wanted to go to Lake George NY and partake in the vintage vacation wonderfulness, Retro Roadhusband and I spent a long weekend up there, just before Memorial Day Weekend. While some of the town has been modernized to keep with the times, there were still plenty of Retro […]

Read more →

Vintage Travel Decals from Lost Highway Art – Thanks Craig Fitzgerald!

One of our fave Retro Roadmap Reporters from Vermont Craig Fitzgerald (in real life, Editor of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car and a RetroRoadmap fan) was swell enough to pass along info about Lost Highway Art– a company that specializes in vintage travel decals. My adrenaline went through the roof when I saw this, as […]

Read more →

Happy Memorial Day Weekend From The Retro Roadmap Family

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everybody! I’ve snuck out of real life a day early and am hanging out with the extended Retro Roadfam back up in New England. We’ve got a few fun Retro Roadmap trips planned of course, but we’ll also take time out for our family tradition of remembering the family and friends […]

Read more →

Introducing Retro Road State Maps!

Good news for those of us who love vintage retro and cool old places! The original Retro Roadmap has now become so chock full of vintage goodness that you can no longer view all entries on one map. This means we’ve got a lot of good content, and plenty of great places to visit and […]

Read more →

Plastic Pink Flamingos Return to Their Massachusetts Roost!

The production of the original Don Featherstone plastic pink flamingo is coming back to roost in Central Massachusetts, reports Glen Wells of the RoadsideFans Yahoo Group. I love these wonderfully colorful and tacky representations of suburban kitsch and proudly display my flamingos Chuck and Fifi each spring and summer at the Hacienda. According to an […]

Read more →

Giant Roadside Rooster – It Can Be Yours!

Giant Roadside Rooster – It Can Be Yours!

While driving down any roadside, a giant chicken will certainly make you stop and take notice, and indeed we did. And the cool thing about this one is if you have $1700 laying around, it can be yours! Proudly overlooking route 22 in Duncannon PA, this big bird is for sale at Farmer Boy Furniture. […]

Read more →

Freda’s Store Phoenixville – Cat’s Meow- get yours!

Read more →

Franklin Fountain – Some Sweet Vintage Candy News!

Franklin Fountain – Some Sweet Vintage Candy News!

You may remember Franklin Fountain here in Philadelphia from the post I did over the holidays about their Clear Toy Candy and I know I’m due to visit them for some of their tasty home made ice cream now that the warm weather has finally arrived. Well I just learned of a couple of developments […]

Read more →

Lake George NY – Vintage Vacation Destination – Just Go!

If you like vintage vacation destinations, classic neon signs, real old diners, cabin court motels, drive in movies, giant fiberglass chickens and the gooniest miniature golf ever, the Lake George area is for you! It’s going to take me longer than I want it to to fill all you Retro Roadmap readers in on the […]

Read more →

Lustron Home For Sale By Owner Ballston Spa NY

I have the phone number from the sign if anyone is interested – we were driving past and I made Retro Roadhusband turn the car around so I could snap the photos!

Read more →

Goony Golf Lake George NY – Open!!!!!

Read more →

Drive in movies!!! we’re on vacation!!!

Read more →

Diner Fans – Diner Updates from Retro Roadmap Roadtrips!

Since I know not everyone can be everywhere at once I thought I’d do a quick post on some of the diners I’ve seen and visited during the past couple of weeks while on the road. Always good to keep tabs on the status of these great stainless steel roadside icons! Trolley Car Diner Mt. […]

Read more →

Go lil Honda go!!!

Read more →

Retro Roadmap One Year Anniversary, Thanks to You!

I can’t believe that it has been one year already since I started Retro Roadmap, and want to thank all of you folks for the input, support and encouragement along the way! I’ve learned a lot of things during this past year doing Retro Roadmap: It sure takes up a lot of time, but I […]

Read more →

Gorgeous Mel’s Diner Sign Lebanon PA

Read more →

Jimmy John’s West Chester PA Burns on 70th Birthday But OPEN AGAIN!

Update 12/4/2010 – Good News!!  folks over at the Jimmy John’s Pipin’ Hot Sanwiches Facebook Page indicate that the restaurant officially re-opened and is ready for business!! Through the power of Twitter this morning I just found out some awful news, that Jimmy John’s Pipin Hot Sandwiches in West Chester PA, known for their hot […]

Read more →

Recovering From Retro Roadkid Visit :-)

While we had a swell going on all sorts of fun vintage adventures with the Retro Roadfamily this weekend I have to admit that the all of us here at the Hacienda are still recovering from the whirlwind of activity! I’m going to do my best to catch up on posting about so many of […]

Read more →

OMG Roadside America Shartlesville PA Best Place Ever!!!

Read more →

Retro Roadkids Heading to Pennsylvania for Retro RoadFun!

I’ve got tons of places to add to the Retro Roadmap but they’ll have to wait a few days, as I am looking forward to partaking in some actual Retro Roadfun as the Retro Roadkids and their Retro Roadmom visit Pennsylvania for a long weekend! Planned highlights include seeing The Wizard of Oz on the […]

Read more →

Hey! Retro Road Maps!

Read more →

Neptune Diner Lancaster PA – nothing could be finer!

Read more →

Main Theatre Ephrata PA

Read more →

John Margolies Roadside America NYC – we made it !

Retro Roadhusband and I made perfect time to NYC last night for the John Margolies book signing. Such perfect timing in fact that we scored a free on street parking space within 10 feet of the Taschen entrance! What a swell time I had meeting up with and chatting with fellow roadside enthusiast Susan Levinson, […]

Read more →

Disney’s Cars Movie – Route 66 Retro Family Road Trip Inspiration!

Retro Roadhusband and I are pretty much the only kids in our house, so it took a while for us to discover what a cool Retro Roadmap worthy movie Cars is. I SO want to stay at the Cozy Cone Motel! For those of you who haven’t seen the movie- give it a shot the […]

Read more →

We LOVE Retro Roadmap Reader Recommendations!

I just got a swell report from a Retro Roadmap Reader regarding a place that would be a great addition to the Retro Roadmap- but he wasn’t sure if the Retro Roadmap accepted suggestions from readers. 2 words- YES – Please! We LOVE  Retro Roadmap Reader Recommendations! (Thanks Brother Cleve!) As you all probably know […]

Read more →

Evelyn’s Drive In / Clam Shack Open For The Season – Huzzah!

Evelyn’s Drive In – Tiverton RI –  is open for the season TODAY! One of my very first posts on Retro Roadmap last year, I totally fell in love with the fried clams here at this tiny waterfront clam shack in Rhode Island. And now I’m happy to report they’re open for their 40+th season. […]

Read more →

Photos From Retro Roadkid Saturday – A Success!

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend with the Retro Roadfamily up in Massachusetts for the weekend. I’ll be expanding more on some of the neat vintage places we visited but for now here’s a few snapshots to whet your appetite!  A Vintage Worcester Diner,  A Cool Old Drive In Movie Theater Sign, A Beautifully Renovated […]

Read more →

Who knew there were tiki Moai in Connecticut?!

At the Timex “TimeExpo” Museum on Route 84 in Waterbury CT.

Read more →

Diner, Music, Hot Dogs, Family – Retro Roadmap Road Trip!

What better way to kick off the Easter weekend than a quick trip north to see the fam. Of course, being Retro Roadmappers, we had to tack on a bunch of Retro Roadmap worthy things to our trip! First stop Friday night, traffic willing is the Rosebud Diner Bar in Somerville MA. The diner itself […]

Read more →

Rick Sebak DVDs and Croquettes – Recuperating Retro Roadmap Style

Not one to dwell on the negative but wanted to let my dear Retro Roadmap readers know that Mod Betty has been a little under the weather these past few days, which is no fun for anyone. Luckily I appear to be on the other side of the worst, and true to my nature I’m […]

Read more →

//