Friday, May 27, 2011

Mike Mulligan.

Several months ago ... I think it was probably early fall, I drove around the little bend in the road that I always drive around on my way to work (after my stop at McDonald's, it is the back way to my office), and tho and behold, LOOK at what I saw.  In that moment I seriously felt like a little boy must feel when he sees something like this.  Look at the size of that crane!!!  I had never seen a crane that big before.  I think I actually said an audible, WHOA! and pulled over.  It totally reminded me of the book, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel that I used to read as a little girl.  I loved it.

I was so excited that something "so big" was being built ... but I had no idea what in the world it could be.

Every day, I watched the progress of that enormous structure ... and I could NOT figure out what it was going to be.

It just kept getting bigger and bigger and BIGGER.  A hospital?  No.  There were no windows and a new hospital was just built less than a block away ... a huge parking structure?  No.  Why would they need that right there?  It couldn't be an office complex without any windows .... hmmm?

I hadn't noticed this sign on the OPPOSITE side of the structure.  DUH.  How did I not figure that out?  (Sometimes I do have blond moments.  I would call it a senior moment, but the blond reference is the lesser of the two evils.)

They just put the marquee up the other day.  Trees are planted. Lines are being painted in the parking lot.

Let the long lunches begin!  (Shhhh ...)


  1. you so much Polly!!! =0)

  2. it's come a long way. i haven't been on that road in quite some time. i think i'll still drive the extra 10 minutes to jordan commons though. i love that place.

  3. LOL!!

    I have to agree, that is one big crane!!

  4. Hey...I just saw self-serve concessions sign....that is really cool!!!! =0)

  5. Hello - new to your blog -- been enjoying the reading of your post -- guess we are the same age as Marie Osmond -- and the cake is delightfully fun would love to make it -- and as for this Movie place it is huge - do we really need another one?? wink! Have a wonderful day..