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No Vacancy

A true story of trust and confidence

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No vacancy. No vacancy. No vacancy.

The red neon glow lit the roadside as we drove by motel after motel, campground after campground in the storm-drenched dark. This wasn’t how our 1993 summer vacation was meant to go.

Our faithful Ford Aerostar crammed with children, camping gear, and a dog, we had left the Chicago suburbs two days…



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Dale E. Lehman

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