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Terry Bakery vintage neon sign - Michigan So ... Michigan!  I started out trying to find local signs we could go take a look at on vacation but then I got to spotting all these signs around the country.  Several from my childhood in Sacramento.  This one is adorable.

Terry Bakery vintage neon sign - Michigan So ... Michigan! I started out trying to find local signs we could go take a look at on vacation but then I got to spotting all these signs around the country. Several from my childhood in Sacramento. This one is adorable.

I love these old motel signs. A major part of the setting of my novel is an old roadside motel in California.

I love these old motel signs. A major part of the setting of my novel is an old roadside motel in California.

Hotsy Totsy Club Neon Signs ~I always want to go in here but worry that I am not "hotsy" or "totsy" enough!

Hotsy Totsy Club Neon Signs ~I always want to go in here but worry that I am not "hotsy" or "totsy" enough!

bill smith's cafe neon sign by Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches, via Flickr:

bill smith's cafe neon sign by Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches, via Flickr:

Busy Bee Cafe: best food in town ... but only "good" coffee

Busy Bee Cafe: best food in town ... but only "good" coffee

The Uptown Theatre - Saturday afternoon matinee for 25 cents.  A weekly continued movie for kids

The Uptown Theatre - Saturday afternoon matinee for 25 cents. A weekly continued movie for kids