Johnson's Motel (ttv)
I often find that something that I've driven by thousands of times suddenly appears to me as a photo opportunity. This was kind of the opposite situation. This was a place I'd driven by many many times, but the smaller of the two neon signs was broken. I was imagining a shot where the smaller sign could appear larger or the same size as the larger sign due to being closer to the camera, but it didn't work until the establishment recently fixed the smaller sign.
I also needed the right time of year where the sign was lit as I drove past after work, but before it was completely dark.