Grand Junction Colorado
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 35: Elevator Chops F in Half in Motor Lodges on Ruby Tuesday

As one reader commented: “Like we give 1/2 a F…”

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the thirty-fifth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 35: Elevator Chops F in Half in Motor Lodges on Ruby Tuesday

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article.

The Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 171

Source: Chops Lobster Bar.

A long time has elapsed since I had last been a patron of Chops Lobster Bar, which is considered to be one of the classic steakhouses in Atlanta. The legendary restaurant reopened recently after being closed for months due to extensive renovations as the result of a fire earlier this year; so I wanted to see if anything was different since the last time I was there — and on this occasion, I noticed that the word Occasions was incorrect spelled as Ocasions.

Other errors had also been posted on the official Internet web site of the restaurant — but none of which would have been good for guessing what is wrong. For example, clicking on the link for the lunch menu at the Atlanta location erroneously calls up the Cocktails menu instead at the time this article was written.

Favorite answer by Jim F.: “I’m surprised Chops doesn’t offer a tobaco bar or a boci court; those would both acentuate the menu and offer value to the ocasional diner.”

Favorite comment by rmah: “the 23rd letter of the alphabet needs to be followed by the 19th i.e., w needs to be followed by s.

“quite simply, ‘new’ needs to be ‘news’.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 172

Click on the screen shot to view and read the entire article. Source: Travel + Leisure.

An article was published back on Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Travel + Leisure which pertained to “14 awesome retro motor lodges” in the United States — complete with photographs..

…but strangely, different photographs of the same motel property were used for Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa in Calistoga in California and for Starlite Motel in Kerhonkson in upstate New York. In fact, the caption for the photograph for Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa is credited “Courtesy of Starlite Motel”.

The photograph which is labeled Cornwall, England was actually an advertisement that simply was included in the screen shot — but that was not done purposely.

Favorite answer by M: “Two seemingly similar hotels, but one s in California and one is in New York?”

Favorite comment by Thomas Richard Potter.: “The problem is the Editor of the article had spent WAY too much time in Humboldt County, California, smoking some of that famous refer, before troubleshooting this piece.

“First off, the Cornwall England reference doesn’t belong at all.

“The second problem, according to the photo credits, the Starlite motel photos were used for the Calistoga motor lodge, as well as the New York Starlite Motel.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 173

Click on the screen shot to view and read the entire article. Source: Ruby Tuesday.

Upon first glance at the official menu of Ruby Tuesday — which is a chain of restaurants with greater than 200 locations worldwide; and two of those locations are near the world headquarters of Delta Air Lines — one can see that plenty of choices for side dishes are offered to accompany entrées for a meal…

…perhaps too many choices. I initially spotted the repetition of steamed broccoli; but sharp readers of The Gate caught other repetitions — which have this part of the menu seemingly resemble one of those memory match games — as indicated by the comments they posted.

Favorite answer by Jim F.: “‘Steamed broccoli’ and ‘tater tots’ are repeated, I guess only some of the zucchini is fresh (?), and — if one wants to get technical — the abbreviated conjunction should be ‘mac ‘n’ cheese’ What a hot mess!”

Favorite comment by derek: “Don’t order the grilled zucchini because it will be almost rotten and old. Order the fresh grilled zucchini.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 174

Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

Yes, we have another photograph taken in an elevator since the most recent one for this article in this series of What Is Wrong With This Photograph? articles — and this time, the photograph was taken in one of the elevators at The St. Regis Atlanta hotel property.

I had never been in a St. Regis; so I wanted to take a look — but according to the buttons in the elevator of the hotel property, the floors with rooms start on the fourth floor. The ground floor is either the third floor or the first floor. What happened to the other two floors?!?

Favorite answer by Chris@Oak: “More like, ‘What’s wrong with this hotel?’ Other than being a Marri-rot hotel.

“-No B levels: B1; B2….
“-Floors 1-3 or 2-3 missing
“-Very few floors for guest rooms
“-Destination locations not in braille.
“-Mirrored glass looks beat up; scratched.
“-No room key card sensor.”

Favorite comment by Thomas Richard Potter.: “looks like if you want to use the boardroom, you push the close the door button. I guess that makes the elevator the boardroom…”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 175

Grand Junction Colorado
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Just after checking out of the Candlewood Suites Grand Junction Nw — which was my first stay ever in a Candlewood Suites hotel property — in Colorado after experiencing five national parks in Utah and Colorado National Monument on the outskirts of Grand Junction, I was on my way to driving to Denver when I decided to stop and take a photograph of something which I thought was unusual…

the name of the road: F 1/2 Road?

If that was not bad enough — and I did not know this until long after I left Grand Junction — the next street north is called F 3/4 Road before G Road finally appears…

…and even worse: between F 1/2 Road and F 1/4 Road is F 3/10 Road, as shown in the above interactive map. Huh?!?

How can there be half of an F or three-quarters of an F or even three-tenths of an F? What could be the possible reasons behind this seemingly irrational scheme for naming streets in Grand Junction? Is each “whole” lettered street exactly one mile away from the next “whole” lettered street and any street in between merely a “fractional” street? Why not just list each street alphabetically without the fractions?!?

I feel sorry for people who do not know basic mathematics and are required to navigate the streets of Grand Junction.

Plenty of good comments were posted and choosing two was difficult — but here we go…

Favorite answer by T Carp: “I live in GJ near this photo location between 24 1/2 Road and 25 Road at F 1/4 Road! And it is not 24th Road, just 24 Road. Numbers are N/S and letters E/W. When I moved here I thought the road names were bizarre, still do. There is also J 2/10 Road, K 3/4 Road, G 3/8 Road and so on.”

Favorite comment by TheYellowDart: “Shouldn’t that be F♯ Road? Or at least G♭?”

Access to Past Articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? Series

You can refer to this definitive list of past articles of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles — which also includes articles which reveal the answers — and that list will be continuously updated as additional articles are written and posted here at The Gate. This is to ensure that future articles in this series are not encumbered with a long list of links — especially when viewing and reading them from a portable electronic device.

This will hopefully be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices. Your constructive input as a reader of The Gate is always appreciated.

Final Boarding Call

You are encouraged to submit photographs of your own for this feature at The Gate. When you do, please let me know if you want to have photography credit attributed to you — as well as what is the photograph; and when and where it was taken. If your photograph is selected, it will be featured in a future article here at The Gate.

Except as noted, all photographs ©2020 and ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

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