January 19th, 2010
Stonehenge in Connecticut?
Posted by Francesca
The other day, we took a drive to Connecticut with Martha and Uncle Carlos. It was a very lovely day and the winter landscape looked beautiful. Suddenly, something caught my attention and I told Carlos to stop the car. Sharkey and I are always so curious to investigate new things and the display we found in the countryside was quite amazing. It reminded us of Stonehenge, but I doubt that these formations were built thousands of years ago, or that more than thirty million hours of labor was required for their construction, as was the case for Stonehenge!
By the way, Sharkey and I found out that these sculptures were created by Sesame Street performer, Martin Robinson, who has been on staff at The Jim Henson Company since 1980. We have enjoyed watching him in roles such as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Slimey, and Buster the Horse. Pretty cool!
1 Whoa, Uncle Carlos! Stop the car - we want to see what those rock formations are all about. It looks like a mini Stonehenge.
2 You know what I think? I think that this stone tower looks like all of those cairns that people build on the beaches up in Maine.
3 You're right, Franny. Maybe Uncle Carlos took a wrong turn while we were napping. Instead of driving in Connecticut, maybe we drove all the way to Mount Desert Island! Woops!!!
4 What's that, Uncle Carlos? The GPS says that this IS Connecticut? Good thing because Martha wouldn't be happy if you made a wrong turn.
5 So I guess, these cairns are a tribute to Stonehenge by someone who lives here. It's a very nice idea and Sharkey, you and I should try building some back at the farm.
6 You do the heavy lifting and I'll supervise. Ha-ha!
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