Friday, April 20, 2007

Talk Me Out of This...

A few weeks ago i was driving home and there was a lot of traffic on my exit; so much so, that I noticed a strange doorway in the side of the hill: I assume it must be a culvert of some sort under the beltway, but it seems odd that in a year of living off of this exit i never saw it before. It's grafittied walls and random steps immediately beckoned to me, but there was no safe place to stop on the exit to get out and explore. As the weather has finally started to turn i find myself thinking more and more about those steps - where do they go, do they lead to a little chamber or to a passage that goes all the way through the overpass, where would it come out on the other side, just how many steps are there, does it lead down to the sewer, could there be treasure in there, where could i park to walk to it, is there light in there or should i bring a torch, is it private property, is it public property, could i get arrested exploring in there, might i be killed by hungry hobos if i went in there, is it more fun wondering about it than actually doing it? I've worked myself into REALLY wanting to go exploring, but the grown-up part of my brain realizes that this is the sort of place they would find a body on CSI. I'm thinking this might be one of those adventures that someone should probably either talk me out of or volunteer to join.

5 comments:

Kaaren said...

Just say NO!!!

E. Mark said...

Having pursued similar quests, it's probably nothing fun or amazing. However, if you do decide to go, get someone who looks physically capable to come, just for appearance if nothing else. Actually, several people of less physical capability could work as well. If you're out of your teens, you don't do such exploring alone. If you're still in your teens, you're too ignorant to really listen to that sort of advice...

J.P. said...

It sounds like the mysteries of Catonsville need to be explored. Maybe after a long day of moving, a group of intrepid new residents and their moving crew could determine exactly where this passageway goes.

Christina said...

If I were there, I'd go with you. I think you'll probably find, though: graffiti, a strong scent of urine, and possibly an old blanket shoved up in a corner.

Oh, and if you look in the right place, probably a geocache.

Niki said...

ohhhhhhhh... i didn't even think that there might be a geocache or a letterbox there!!!!