Simploring 2020 (70) Route 21 – Rural/Small Town Hangout

For my simploring tour on Saturday, September 26th, I picked “Route 21 – Rural/Small Town Hangout” from soop.it SL Destinations. The entry led me to another post of Maddy Gynoid “Simtipp: Route 21” (in German). His blogpost teased me enough to go there myself. Maddy made some great pictures.

Route 21 – overview and orientation map

Route 21 – Rural/Small Town Hangout“, furtheron just Route 21, occupies a quarter of a full sim, rated moderate. It is owned by Terry Wardark. Route 21 is a “general hangout with a small town and rural vibe“, it is “a creation without specific purpose“. The landing is in a gazebo in a park. You get a notecard upon landing with some useful information. At the gazebo you can get also another notecard with hints how to get to the two haunted attractions on the sim for the fall season. Stepping out of the gazebo you see a memorial, the Howie Parker memorial, who was a friend of Terry in real life and passed away in 2017.

Impressions of Route 21 (1) – landing point, Howie Parker memorial, promenade and first view on the town

I had set the windlight to the recommended setting and went to the promenade first. The windlight was perfect for an athmospheric picture of the promenade and the lighthouse. But for my further simploring tour I used either “Anan Adored Realistic” or “Midnight” for my pictures.

The town is for sure a photographic highlight of Route 21. It looks best with the midnight setting. Next to the town is a gas station and garage.

Impressions of Route 21 (2) – town and gas station in different windlight settings.

From the gas station I followed the road over a narrow bridge and came to the rural part of Route 21 with a farm, waterfalls, a pond and nice, romantic places to chill or cuddle. This part is quite a contrast to the town – and very well made.

Impressions of Route 21 (3) – farm and waterfalls

Following the road you come to the Murder House, one of the fall attraction. As Halloween gets closer, you find some scary scenes inside. I turned left and came to the harbour, another photographic highlight of Route 21. It offers nice backgrounds.

Impressions of Route 21 (4) – Murder House and harbour

In one corner of the harbour, close to the truck, there’s the entrance cave for the second fall attraction. You walk through an old mine tunnel and at it’s end is a door which leads to another scary Halloween scene, the crypt, supposed you accept the experience.

Impressions of Route 21 (5) – The crypt – one more picture of the town

Route 21 is a nice place offering different backgrounds, nice spots to wind down and for the fall season also two Halloween installations. Although Terry Wardark wrote that it was created for no specific purpose, I think it has a purpose, the purpose to have fun. Thank you very much for sharing this fun, Terry. I enjoyed.

Landmark to Route 21
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Costa%20Blanca/16/232/23
Maddy Gynoid’s Simtipp: Route 21
http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.com/2020/09/simtipp-route-21.html
Route 21 – Murder House
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Costa%20Blanca/103/163/32
Route 21 – The Crypt Entrance
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Costa%20Blanca/108/225/24