Last year, when we stayed the first time, we sent him a gift box with local wine, nuts, Linn's preserves, olives, a number of other local goodies. I also sent him post cards I had made, using photos I took of the motel and of us together.
When I stayed there with my daughters, we left a potted bromeliad on the counter. The last time I stayed there, over Thanksgiving, I intended to send him a gift certificate to Home Depot, but completely blanked, never sent anything.
Today I remembered the post cards. The last ones were fine, but were on a lightweight card stock, not really photo-type, something of a compromise. I had trouble finding the right type. I am going to start prowling Office Depot and whatever other places I can think of to get the right quality paper, cut for post card use. Dorothy is going to bring her photos, which Steve has not seen. So I'll have a number from which to choose when I get to printing.
It would be especially cool if I could design it with a short blurb on the back about the motel. Worth thinking about, anyway. Add another project to the list.