There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.
– Jack Kerouac
This morning we took a wrong turn and ended up on the Road to Nowhere. It’s a 6-mile-drive into the park that ends abruptly at this tunnel. (you can read the story here). There’s not really anywhere to turn around so we just kept going. Why not right? We were the only ones there when we first got there:
Boo and Brett talked me into going in. I walked behind them holding Diesel. One foot in front of the other…careful to stay right in the center…totally focused on the light ahead of me. I felt like I was going to be snatched into the walls. My heart was beating a million miles per hour and I just kept saying the Lord’s Prayer so it echoed throughout. Funny how things can be scary and amazing all at the same time.
the light at the end of the tunnel
Here’s a photo Brett too from the other side:
exhilarated….until we realized we had to walk back through.
a graffiti compliment
So the Road to Nowhere actually does lead somewhere…to an eerie tunnel that feels sinister, earthy and breathtaking all at once. I totally recommend walking through it…first thing in the morning (that’s the safest time of day in scary movies).
Have you all ever watched the movie Spirited Away? It’s a Miyazaki film, they also did Ponyo and Howl’s Moving Castle to name a few, and they’re released by Disney here in the States. Anyway, the road to nowhere and ending at a tunnel is the exact beginning of Spirited Away. You all should check it out. I’m not sure what Boo is in to, but it’s definitely a little deeper than the average Disney movie and I think it sounds like something she would like, just based on the way you write about her.
Spirited Away was the first thing I thought of. Great movie. Great find.
whew. so thankful the zombies didn’t get ya! 😉
I agree about the safest time being in the morning…I always think that any time after 4AM is safe because even bad guys have to sleep or get back to their normal day job cover right?
I was totally freaked out for you waking through that tunnel… way to go!