For those of you who didn’t already know how to take a vacation back to 1963 (hint hint to all regular Caribbeaners…) you may want to check out this great read by travel writer Christopher Muther of the Boston Globe. Excerpt below:
“The motel room looked like a place where Rob and Laura Petrie would have come for a weekend escape, assuming Millie would be able to watch little Ritchie. The table lamps were straight out of the Atomic Age, and the bathroom was tiled in green and outfitted with salmon pink fixtures.
But the best part of this time capsule room at the Caribbean Motel — aside from the lime green ceiling — was the nondescript knob on the wood-paneled wall. I had no idea what the knob did, so naturally I turned it. Like magic, Dionne Warwick’s voice descended from a speaker in the green ceiling, inquiring if I knew the way to San Jose. Sweet Barbara Eden in a bottle! I had found midcentury paradise.”
P.S. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to try turning the knob yourself the next time you stay with us! You just never know who or what you might hear…
Read full article:
Six hours south of Boston, the year 1963 is a thriving vacation destination; Wildwood, N.J., is a beach town where time has almost stood still