I’m sorry, that’s a stupid way to begin a post. But, that picture! I had to.
We’ve visited Bruce the Mosasaur in Morden before so this time we didn’t stop in (a travesty, I know! Bruce is so cool) but DID YOU KNOW that at the west end of town, there’s a really cool, pandemic-unfriendly dinosaur-fish that you can stick your head into? I did not know, so when we stumbled across it in our walk, I had to pretend I’d been eaten. Obviously.
Also in the same park, there’s the “love seat” rock!
According to the sign nearby, this weird stone was found near Morden “years ago”. Apparently a select group of scholars kept it a careful secret. They learned this rock is likely a powerful talisman “shaped at the beginning of time”. If you sit here with someone you love, your years together will be enhanced. If you sit here alone, it’ll suck.
Seeing as this rock is near the jokey fish, I didn’t take it very seriously, but it sure is fun and nifty.
(Seriously though, is that sign satire? Do they put up satirical plaques in Morden? If so, I’m impressed.)
After this, Andrew and I embarked upon a very chilly evening walk, doing our best to follow the “Mansions of Morden” walking tour booklet which was created in 1982. (You can find the pdf online here!)
I also led Andrew to some of the sites that we have seen before, when we took a bus tour during the Corn & Apple Festival. (I wanted to see these structures in person, and not from a bus.) And then, the next morning I woke up early and stepped out for a stroll to see a different side of Morden — the Experimental Farm and the streets lining the railway.
The dearth of historic buildings in this small city is impressive and I am deeply and openly jealous. But I do suspect their choice to build with stone really helped these buildings stand the test of time. Here are a few things I saw on both of my Morden walks!
And here’s a pic of me taking pictures at Dead Horse Creek, which I totally love. (Just need to find out how it got its name!)