route to the Outer Banks, my family and I stopped for dinner
at the Smithfield HoJo's in 1992.
at the sight of its Orange Roof gleaming in spotlight at
dusk, and the warm glow of "Howard Johnson's"
spelled out in neon at the spire's base, I snapped a quick
picture of the place! Little did I know that HoJo's was
almost gone and that I'd never have another chance to see
the Smithfield restaurant.