No, it’s not green eggs and ham. It’s an eco-friendly continental breakfast at Glass House Inn in Erie, Pennsylvania. Never in all my years of travel have a seen a motel do it up this way. Real plates and silverware! Watermelon! What motel serves watermelon? And the coffee service offers real cups. OK, they do have styrofoam for those who want their coffee to go, but that’s the only concession to the typical motel breakfast in this entire spread.
We stayed one night at this hotel, which cost somewhere around $50, and it was great. I wish I had taken pictures of the hitching posts in the shape of a horse’s head (Amish country) or the sign above the swimming pool.
If every motel breakfast looked like this one, we would be one small step closer to ridding the oceans of plastic pollution and saving the lives of countless birds and turtles.