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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Fifty-two

From Becky, here are two signs from the Neuse Sports Shop in Kingston, North Carolina. Love these! (Well, I love all the doors I post and shouldn’t pick favors, but these are extra great.)

Also from Becky comes this sign from El Tiempo Cantina in Houston, Texas.

Candice sent this door from the Dallas Fort Worth airport. It’s interesting to note this bathroom is also a tornado shelter.

And also from Candice, the  Bishop Burger Barn in Bishop, California. Now that trip to the ladies room looks like an adventure!

Paul sent these from Chowboys Cantina in Virginia Beach. Talk about colorful!

Susan found this door a the  Hi Top Cafe in Catskills, New York.

She found this one at the Yellow Deli in Oak Hill, New York.

My Duke friend Derri sent this from Dear Old Duke, our alma mater. Go Lady Blue Devils!

I snapped these at the entrance to the ladies room at the rest area in Johnson County, North Carolina.

Tobacco country…

I found this elegant door at the Glenwood Grill in Raleigh, North Carolina.

And inside I discovered the most elegant hand washing sign I’ve ever seen.

And finally, here’s a neat post my daughter Kath featured on her blog. I just love those wrappers!

I Tried A Toilet Paper Company Called Who Gives A Crap

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That wraps it up for this edition of our Ladies Room Door Art Series! Thanks, everyone!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Fifty-one

Welcome to another edition of the Ladies Room Door Art series! Sadly, your curator has slipped up on the job. I don’t know where I took the above sign. It’s got an understated elegance about it. I like it!

Karen sent these funky doors from the Boathouse Restaurant in Disney Springs.

 

I found this pleasant sign at Pizza Peels in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Candice sent these lovely wolves from North Carolina State University.

Carol was impressed that even the ladies room is decked out at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. She visited with her granddaughter.

Also from Carol, The Improper Pig in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Take a look at Hers:

And then His:

These are the restroom doors  at the Gatewood House, a new restaurant here in Hillsborough.

Michele sent this spunky saying from the Salt Water Cowboys Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

To finish this post with a jolt of color, here’s good ole Dunkin Donuts. I do think they could tidy up the tape mess underneath this bold and happy W.

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That concludes another edition of our Ladies Room Door Art Series. Do keep Friend for the Ride in mind as you travel this summer. Every pit stop is a ladies room door opportunity waiting to happen. Send all doors to BKYounger@gmail. com. Thanks!

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Special Edition: Ladies Room Doors of China

There’s friendship, and then there’s friendship.

There’s blog loyalty, and then there’s blog loyalty.

Susan is a friend of friends and loyaler than loyal because she snapped bathroom doors for Friend for the Ride throughout her recent trip to China. And wow, did she find some doors! Thank you, Susan.

The sign above and the first one below are from the Beijing railway station.

This is the Art Zone 798 in Beijing.

Here’s a squat potty with an automatic trash can and sluicing water.

I asked Susan to tell us a bit more about the potty situation in China. She writes: “Even in tourist areas, squat potties are the norm. If you are very lucky there will be one western-style toilet. Toilet paper is rarely available; I brought camping t.p. along on the trip and carried it daily. One odd thing is that you placed your used tissue in a trash can in the cubicle; their plumbing isn’t equipped to handle paper!”

A hot pot restaurant in Beijing

A toast tea house in Beijing

A public bathroom in one of the old hutong (alleys) in Beijing

Susan found this door at a  restaurant in Beijing. Her girls are very good with languages, so I suspect they were the translators.

Jingzun Peking duck restaurant

The Beijing Airport

A public restroom in Jing Alley, Chengdu

Susan at a hutong in Chengdu China. Hutong means alley.

And here is our photographer at the Giant Panda Breeding Center located outside Chengdu.

Thank you so much, Susan, for sending such wonderful doors to Friend for the Ride!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-nine

Becky found this appropriate and festive door above at Penn Skate, a skating rink in State College, Pennsylvania.

And this one at Nana Taco in Durham, North Carolina.

Here’s the bathroom sign at the Virginia Discovery Museum on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. We visit there with grandson Maze.

Maze especially loves the pretend store at the museum.

I found this sign at Bar Louie in Durham, North Carolina.

I like the elegance of the bar’ s actual ladies room door.

I hit it big at the Mebane Steakhouse in Mebane, North Carolina. Here’s the ladies room sign.

And inside I found the coolest sink ever. A strip of light at the back of the sink changes color.

 

This is the unisex door at Gocciolina in Durham. Sadly, I can’t remember who sent this to me.

James send these funky doors from the Dinghy Dock restaurant in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

 

My friend Alicia’s friend sent these. Talk about a clever use of circles!

And it’s a wrap.

Number Fifty in our series coming up soon! Hard to believe…

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-eight

Blog reader and Ladies Room Door spotter, Pat, reports that she found the door above during her trip to Spain. The sign below announced the bathroom was up ahead.

Pat met the lady in the flouncy dress at the McDonald’s in Madrid.

She snapped these cuties in Madrid as well.

Pat found these at a souvenir shop in a town just past Gibraltar along the Sun Coast. The first two signs are above the doors.

And the next two are on the actual doors.

 

Back in the U. S. of A, Becky found this sign pointing to the bathrooms at Bella Sera, an Italian restaurant in  Old Town Monrovia, California.

And the signs below at Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant in Old Town Monrovia.

Cheryl  encountered this door at Bleu Voodoo Grill in Easley, South Carolina. A scary trip to the potty!

And I took this elegant W  just the other day at the Glenwood Grill in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Inside, I found the most elegant “Employees Must Wash Hands” sign ever!

Tacky or elegant, funny or nostalgic, scary or serene, outlandish or off-color, send me the doors you find on your adventures. Thanks!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-seven

Here we go… Lots more doors for your viewing pleasure!

From Candace, a unisex door (above) at Hotel Blue in Lewes, Delaware.

And the Nectar Cafe in Lewes.

Candace admired this wonderful duck mobile too.

I found this elegant W at Burton’s Grill in Charlottesville, Virginia, where my daughter Katherine lives.

Look at the lovely Blue Devil door in the newly renovated Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke. Go Devils!

I found this sign on the stall door in the Duke library. Never would have seen a sign like this in my Duke days. Period Power!

This sad, frumpy sign graces (not!) a door in a Hillsborough second hand store. I almost spoke up and said, “Can’t you all do something a bit more creative?”

I admired this subway sign at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. It’s a fascinating museum and quite kid-friendly.

Granddaughter Emerson loved driving the bus.

Here’s a handwritten sign at French Louie, a restaurant in Brooklyn.

And bathroom signs at a Brooklyn pizza place.

Some of the best pizza ever.

I snapped this sign when we took Emerson to the doctor for her two-year-old checkup. She loves playing with her doctor kit at home but wasn’t too happy when the real doctor brought our her real instruments.


And I found this sign at Bare Burger in Brooklyn.

Laura, Matt, and Emerson are moving next week from Brooklyn to Charlotte, North Carolina. We’re delighted to have them closer but will definitely miss our trips to New York. Lots of great bathroom signs in the Big Apple!

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The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-six


Reader Diane writes: “I found these interesting doors at a craft brewery in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. I love the rustic old doors and the modern concept, mixing old with new. And of course the cleanliness message!”


Back on the home front, I snapped these festive signs at the Carolina Cafe in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Susan found these doors in Blue Hill, Maine. A nice reference to both boating and anatomy!

I stumbled upon this door at the 108 Churton Street Boutique in Hillsborough. My aunt called her small bathroom the “powder room.” Such a lovely expression.

And I like this simple W at MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Restaurant In Charlottesville, Virginia.

I found this door at Green Bean Baby Boutique in Charlottesville. The owner is a former teacher, and she used this quote in her classroom. Daughter Kath and I visited the boutique to pick out some outfits for Grandchild Number Three, a boy, who is now FIVE days late!

Bulls decorate the stall doors at the Durham Bulls Ballpark in Durham, North Carolina. The doors are actually a deep blue, but the lighting wasn’t great for photography.

Here’s pretty script on the ladies room door at The Egg and I in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

I wondered about offering the restaurant my painting of Humpty and his friend dancing without fear on that old wall in the rain.

This Carolina blue and white W graces the door of the ladies room at He’s Not Here, a funky college bar in Chapel Hill.

And that’s it for this edition of our ladies room door art series. Keep your eyes peeled on your way to the potty. Thanks!