February 24, 2007
A few years back I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Grand Canyon, to hike from the South Rim to the North Rim and back again in about a week. It was one of my favorite vacations, four guys hiking back and forth for a week in the summer through one of the most beautiful places on the planet. At some point in our hiking, we wandered upon the topic of the Canyon being one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and I found myself researching the various places and buildings that have come to be known as one of the Seven Wonders in whatever fashion the various lists have come to be known.
This past weekend, however, I bumbled across an article saying that a new series of seven wodners was (and is) being voted on right now. Sure, the www.new7wonders.com campaign is a tourism campaign as much as it is any sort of altruistic movement, but it's kind of cool that the group is looking to update the classic Seven Wonders list in honor of 7-7-07 (coming up this July, you see).
So, take a few minutes and head to their website to vote.
It'll certainly be cooler than voting for the Seven Wonders of Illinois, at least.