I have an obsession with tunnels! The sheer level of engineering it takes to run a four lane tunnel underneath a body of water or through a mountain easily fascinates me. So when we’re approaching a tunnel during a road trip I always fumble feverishly for my camera or phone and watch the magic happen.
Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Virginia. Runs on 1-64. Opened 1958.
Lincoln Tunnel. New York. Runs on 1-495. Opened 1937.
Wild Acres Tunnel. Blue Ridge Parkway. North Carolina. Opened 1974.
Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Maryland. Runs on 1-895. Opened 1957.
These aren’t even the only photos I have of tunnels. These are just the ones I could find this morning. Can you tell I am a huge admirer of tunnels?
Don’t even get me started on suspension bridges!
Delaware Memorial Bridge – 8 lanes on 1-295. Opened 1951.
I love where I live. It’s not Manhattan or downtown Chicago, but it’s my little slice of the hustle and bustle in North Carolina.
I don’t need much to make me happy. A short morning walk to my favorite, local coffee shop is a great way for me to set my day. This morning I walked around the corner to get a latte and took photos along the way. If there is one thing I love, it’s a beautiful summer North Carolina day.
Wolfies – my favorite local ice cream shop – with a few words of wisdom.
It’s the subtle things I love noticing.
While it was only morning and not yet opened, Hutch and Harris’ patio was bustling by lunch.
Picking my lid.
Don’t you love a coffee shop that’s also a wine shop/bar. Love!
I hope you have a great Friday! By the way, I was interviewed about Social Good Moms today on Jennifer Barbour’s Philanthropy Friday series. I love it. Do give it a read.
Yesterday I had a really inspiring morning with a great friend. Not only did we have really wonderful coffee and conversation, we also cooked up a few things that will be fun in 2013.
One thing I love is really delicious coffee at my favorite local coffee shop. Something about yesterday just kicked my day off well.
Today hasn’t been too shabby either. I will be speaking at Britmums Live in London this year and can’t wait to be back in one of my favorite cities in the world. This year will mark three straight years I’ve visited London Town and I can’t wait to get back.
Yesterday was one of the most beautiful days I’ve seen in quite some time. We usually have pretty temperate weather here, even in the winter, but there’s something about how beautiful the sky is when spring is nigh.
Taking advantage of the beautiful blue skies and warm weather my daughters and I decided to go for a run and then we stopped by Starbucks for a quick treat. I hadn’t had any coffee for about two weeks and nearly inhaled my Venti Pike.
But before we went to Starbucks we were thrilled to see one of the earliest signs of spring – daffodils. It was the perfect present on a gorgeous February day.
Today on my walk to get coffee I decided to take a few photos of what caught my eye along the way.
Berries and sunshine
Have a great Friday. Take a moment to observe more of what is around you this weekend. You may be surprised and be peaced out like I was this morning.
This morning I was up early. I had really good rest last night so I was particularly refreshed when I awoke. That doesn’t happen often. After reading emails and clicking around the Net for awhile I peeked through my blinds and saw the most magnificent red and pink sunrise. I threw on my coat and shoes, stammered around for a bit looking for my keys, and quickly tried to get outside before the beauty faded to take photos to share. By the time I got outside I was too late and missed capturing such a beautiful morning. Dejected I turned around and suddenly realized I have never seen how peaceful the Japanese garden is that sits right beside our building.
Why is it that we typically don’t appreciate the lovely things around us? Maybe our surroundings become too familiar and stale. With a new eye we can find great appreciation in them.
My family and I have been living here for four years and I have never taken a moment to really appreciate this serene garden. The Japanese maples are starting to turn a brilliant red and show a touch of autumn and the small, cascading waterfalls give just a hint of sound, nothing too overpowering.
Today I have five business calls and will be hosting a Twitter party this evening. Those are in addition to everything else on my calendar. I definitely had to center this morning or my day could quickly rumble out of control.
I hope you have a great day. Many of you I will see online somewhere, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest. See you there.