And the Disappointment Sets In…
First, let me make this perfectly clear: Caledon is a beautiful place. It is quite irrelevant of which Caledon one speaks. It could be Caledon in Ontario, Canada. Perhaps the legendary forest of Caledon in Scotland. Or, more directly in this case, the Independent State of Caledon in Second Life. Unfortunately, beauty can be fleeting.
Don’t get me wrong. Caledon is still beautiful, but it seems that we have lost a landmark. I was quite disturbed to hear mention that the ruins of Fort Caledon were missing. Certainly, this must have been in err. I was there just over a week ago with Miss Vi Paravane and Col. Exrex Somme. I was most impressed with the detail with which the developer had created the environment. So impressed, in fact, that I had decided to tour all of Caledon in search of its hidden gems. There are many.
Upon hearing the news, I was shocked to see the land returned to normal. Yes, the ruins appear no longer. The land is flat and clean. The parcel meters are locked. Most disappointing, I must say, and I’m sure many others share my disappointment.
I’ve thought, though my funds are currently limited, of petitioning the Guvnah to see if the land could be bought and the site rebuilt, though perhaps even more whimsically. Perhaps if enough people banded the funds together ($50us/month tier for the two 4096m parcels), we could create a group of historians, builders, scripters, artisans and the like to rebuild this national monument (unless this is already in the works, in which case, never mind). We could donate our services to maintain other landmarks around the region. Anyone interested? I’ll gladly donate my time and what funds I can spare.