Today's Wonder of the World is...the Tunnel!
Flickr photo by tanzer-art
I know it's dorky, but I still get excited to drive through a tunnel.
Maybe I need more entertainment in my life.
Do you love tunnels too?
Flickr photo by Kroka
What about tunnels of love?
Here's my favorite one of those.
Whoa, I feel some eighties big hair coming on.
Quick, help me think of other tunnels before I ditch this blog to watch reruns of Dallas.
I know! How about this one?
Flickr photo by JCook236
Do you recognize this tunnel? You might if you've ever ridden on Interstate 77 through Virginia and West Virginia. That tunnel and one other were the highlights of my many car trips to visit family in Kentucky, and every time we passed through, my brother Steve and I would have to stop what we were doing (irritating each other and whining about being hungry) and lift up our feet in the air until we came out the other side.
Does anyone out there know why we did that?
I really don't know. Does bad tunnel mojo attach itself to the soles of one's shoes if they're not airborne? If so, what about the driver? And the stewardess--I mean mother, in the front seat?
On to another tunnel I love...
The Free Expression Tunnel at NCSU!
Flickr photo by brian.s
Ah the graffiti memories! The poetry! The profanity! The little door there on the right, leading to the steam tunnels, which I certainly didn't explore with a group of upperclassmen who kept yelling Rat! Rat! just to watch me scream.
Those were the days.
That tunnel was always interesting.
Flickr photo by Perception Crisis Photography
Sometimes more than others.
Flickr photo by madrigals
I've always been interested in how tunnels are made.
Like the Metro tunnels in Paris!
Today there are plenty of methods for boring tunnels.
I asked my engineer husband about them and his eyes got big and he made me get out of my chair at the computer so he could show me a picture of one of these.
Flickr photo by ethica.tw
"How does it work?" I asked.
I knew I was in trouble when he said, "Have a seat and I'll explain it."
Oh, sorry. Did I doze off?
I frustrate him that way.
(If you're really curious you could hop over here.)
I don't really have to know how tunnels are made. I can appreciate them just fine as they are.
I know I'm not the only one.
Flickr photo by iolanthe
Watch out, hamster! Lift those hamster legs or face uncertain mojo!
Before you go, I'd love to put on my therapist hat and hear all about the tunnel traumas of your childhood.
Or maybe you'd rather enjoy watching these kids flying in a wind tunnel!
Have a wonder-full Thursday, y'all!