Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eureka! I Found It!

This is going to sound silly but I'm going to write about it anyway. And this post would be much better with a picture that I don't have but I'm going to write it anyway. I should say though that Kris and Mary have lent us (until it breaks then we can just throw it away) a beautiful little camera that takes really good pictures so it's not for lack of camera that I don't have a picture- it's for lack of a cable to upload them. So you can use your imagination.

Shortly after Travis and I moved here, 1 year 8 months and 2 days ago, I started reading the Williamson county part of the Tennessean that they deliver, for free, on Wednesdays. I don't know why they do this but they do and it's a nice little perk. In this paper they have columns from different communities of Williamson County- and one neighborhood. I though it odd that a neighborhood should have a column but later I found out that there are 2,100-ish houses in said neighborhood. Which almost makes it a city. Actually I'm pretty sure that there are cities smaller than that. One day in that column the writer mentioned some hoodlum activity in "the tunnel" of the neighborhood. A tunnel you say? Yes, a tunnel. From what I gathered it connects the neighborhood to shopping across the street. So I searched. Not a lot really, only if I thought about it- which wasn't often and was usually if I was at Publix. But no dice. So tonight we took the girls to the park to enjoy the incredibly mild temperatures and afterwards I told them that I had a surprise. It just so happens that if you take Spencer Creek Road (by Battle Ground Academy) at just the perfect time it is a light show of fireflies. After I wowed the family with the fireflies we stopped in at Publix. Travis mentioned the tunnel and referred to it as "snipe hunting" so of course I was even more determined to find it. And this time I went *completely* around the parking lot and still no tunnel. So I decided to check out Walgreens across the street. Where I finally found the tunnel. I probably would have found it sooner if I'd though that someone would build a tunnel to Walgreens. It was 9 o'clock by this time and the tunnel was dark (it runs under Hillsboro road) but it's not that long so we decided to walk through it anyway. In hindsight, even though this is Franklin, it probably wasn't the best idea to take an unlighted tunnel at night. And there's actually another one that goes under Fieldstone Pkwy to where the houses are but we didn't take that one. I'm only taking one creepy dark tunnel a night, thank you. Apparently it used to have lights but according to the article they've never been able to find a light that vandals couldn't break within hours after it was installed. And yes, I had that in the back of my mind as we were walking through.

I'm going back, maybe tomorrow...I'm such a kid.

5 comments:

Tisra said...

How totally cool- we'll have to go!

Amy said...

Yeah, wouldn't your kids get a kick out of that. Chloe now wants to live in Fieldstone Farms and in Franklin *forever*. Because.of.a.tunnel. So funny. I would like to see it in the daytime though.

Mary said...

Tunnels are the best. I took the boys to the greenway yesterday and Ivan specifically wanted to go to the tunnel. The greenway with the new pedestrian bridge going over the Cumberland at Two Rivers park first takes you under Briley Parkway and it's exit and entrance ramps through two tunnels. He likes them better than the bridge.

Amy said...

It's such a shame that I've never been to the greenway. The only time I even think about it is when you mention it. I love to hike but Chloe completely freaks out. A trek through the woods on pavement would probably help. Maybe we'll take a trip to Nashville soon.

Anonymous said...

A tunnel! How wonderful! I certainly understand the excitement....given the fascination I have with the gated area by Lake Mirror here.