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If you've had enough Soviet bus stops, have some American rest areas. Says one observer: "For some, driving through America has always held a certain level of romanticism: the memories it conjures, long childhood hours spent with family, and the inevitable rest area where legs were stretched and sandwiches were devoured. The sad reality, as photographer Ryann Ford discovered, is the rest stop's imminent disappearance."
Hmm. He might want to get out of town from time to time. Some kitschy rest areas may be fading away, but the areas for stretching and devouring are still around, and some are quite lovely. They're not campy in a way some fans of old roadside culture might appreciate, but on the other hand, you're not likely to wait in line for an odorous bathroom with gritty soap.