Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Journey into The Tunnels of Moose Jaw

This is definitely not a travel blog. 
 Usually I have to be dragged out of my quiet
 little world here with a heavy duty blindfold and LOTS of alcohol.

 So there I was, blindfolded and barely standing. 

 This trip was a little unexpected and somewhat spontaneous.
  My kids thought aliens had invaded my body.
They asked me what our family safety code word was and 
 I must have gotten it right cuz next thing I know, 
 I was sitting on the back of this bad boy, ready to
 start our journey to the most bizarre destination.....Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. 

  Why would we go there?  
  To visit The Tunnels of Moose Jaw!  

 They were amazing! 
This was the waiting area and gift shop.

I was ogling all the beautiful woodwork and brick, until I looked up and saw this

  Truly amazing, and these weren't the fake ceiling tiles either.  You can see my fascination for tiles and how I used them in my own home Here and Here!
When the tour started, I took this picture......

and was quickly told that there were no cameras allowed.
Except to take pictures of this beautiful cupboard that would look wonderful in my craft room.  A girl can dream.

This was the Passage to Fortune tour, which was probably the best tour, IMHO. 
  A shameful blemish in Canadian history!  

The other tour, Chicago Connection, was more for entertainment.  I must confess that I was ignorant to the fact that Canada also shared in the prohibition act.   Supposedly Al Capone spent time in these tunnels.
  If you happen to get to Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, I would say do both tours.  Well worth the $25.00 entrance fee.
Now for the looooong ride home!
Thank God  prohibition was abolished as I don't think I could have done the journey home, on the back of the bike, sober.