I Like Turtles
Turtle Rock, Marlborough
February 2, 2008
My original intent was merely to document Connecticut’s odd fascination/tradition with painting roadside rocks as the animal passersby feel they resemble. There are quite a few, as most Nutmeggers know. But when I: a) convinced Internet uberstar EdHill to pose giddily with Turtle Rock on our recent Quiet Corner MegaQuest 1.0 and, b) wrote up our stop at Frog Rock from the same day, and c) realized a tie-in with the ever-wonderful “I like Turtles” kid and Damian’s love of turtles, well, I decided to do a 3 minute write-up. So here we have it.
Less than a mile off of Route 2 in Marlborough on the northbound side (though easily seen in both directions) the turtle lies in wait.
The coolest thing about this particular painted roadside rock are the little feet/claws. To me, that makes this one my favorite of those I have seen (though not yet documented.) So Ed, put on your zombie face paint and tell me what you think.
“I like turtles.”
Here is where you, too, can enjoy Turtle Rock:
What this means for future roadside rocks (Lizard, Snake, Eagle, etc.), I have no idea. Such is the wonder of CTMQ.