Today's Wonder of the World is...Tires!
Don't think I've lost my mind.
In my house, we LOVE tires.
That photo was taken back in 1993. Isn't my Michelin baby cute? And his big sister?
If you've read French By Heart then you know the reason why we love tires:
I'm in love with my own Michelin Man.
No, not him.
I'm talking about this guy.
Todd brings home the bacon, thanks to tires.
Tires took us to France. (Bless you, tires!)
Here are some really big ones.
They're used in mining. Aren't they amazing?
The Michelin Man is pretty amazing himself. His name is Mr. Bib.
Mr. Bib kind of looks like the Stay-Puff marshmallow man in this picture.
As you can see from the first picture above, he's gotten fit since then.
He's had a couple make-overs in the last century.
See what he used to look like long ago?
Even lifting that poor child seemed to have taken a lot out of him. Maybe it was the cigar smoking. Bad habit, Michelin Man.
When we lived in France, little Sammy went to preschool with one of the Michelin children. One day Sam asked me why his little friend's daddy was all white and bulge-y, and why didn't he ever pick her up from school. Sam was on the lookout for Mr. Bib!
Here's another tire-man.
He's waving at you!
And woo-hoo! A gigantic tire lady!
And she's not even white and bulge-y. Okay, so she's alarmingly white.
At least she's not bulge-y.
Have a Wonder-full Tuesday everybody!
PS. And thanks flickr friends, for your public photos: sunnybrook100, Kay's pics, and shawnjkane.