No Ghosts at Bonaventure in Savannah

I know those are probably fightin’ words. Bonaventure’s pretty proud of its ghosts. Maybe the tourists rolling around on Segways the day I was there scared the spirits away. The place was still…

hauntingly beautiful.

Do you have a ghost story from Bonaventure? I’d love to hear it!

Hidden Gem in Sedona, AR – Have you ever visited…

Sedona Community Cemetery,

199 Pine Dr., Sedona, AR?

 

I’m a sucker for graves decorated by family and friends. This cemeter is full of them! I love Daniel’s bricks, the many walls hand-crafted with colorful native stones, the statues and the whimsical found-objects. Each display’s careful construction whispers, or shouts, clues about the life led and lost. I find cemeteries like this one sooo much more compelling than those full of plaques – “In loving memory…birth date…death date.”

The Sedona Community Cemetery is only a little way out of town. With the address above, GPS got me there just fine. It’s tucked back off the road among the trees with gorgeous red rock views. Don’t miss it!

While you’re in Sedona, stop for breakfast at Cafe Jose. All the tourists will be at The Coffee Pot, so you’ll have the place to yourself. Lunch is probably great there too, but I kept going back for breakfast and excellent coffee.

Cheers!

Hot Tombstones in Tucson, Arizona

This was what I imagined I’d find when I planned my visit to a cemetery in Tucson, Arizona.

I didn’t expect the many Asian memorials. Made me wonder about the history of the Asian culture in Tucson. Anybody know?

This section of Evergreen Cemetery brought back memories of my trips to Virgina City,  and Genoa, Nevada.  Picturesquely old west.

What a view! This was the Congregation Ashei Israel section of Evergreen.  Beautiful!

My tombstone tourist tips for Tucson: Slather on the sunscreen and, don’t miss breakfast or brunch at Prep & Pastry. Thier slogan is, “Brunch without booze is just a sad late breakfast.” Sooooo yummy!

Children and Angels in Bellefontaine, Florissant, Missouri

Bellefontaine Cemetery is just north of St. Louis in Florissant. Missouri and totally worth a side trip if you’re headed that way.

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In a previous post, I focused on statues of women in mourning at Bellefontaine. Just gorgeous.

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Can you imagine visiting these two memorials when they were new and even more lifelike?  I’ll come back to Bellefontaine. There are some spectacular buildings here too.

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Park City, Utah Buried at the Base

This couple immortalized their love of skiing.

This marker says it all, doesn’t it?  Loved skiing. Loved each other.

Park City, Utah is a ski town and an art town. It shows in their cemetery.

Snowboarder and tile artist

Snowboarder and tile artist

This artist died on his snowboard. Can you feel how much his friends loved him?

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

A quiet spot in the middle of town

An easy walk gets you out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Park City. I wonder how many film stars and fans attending the Sundance Festival find their way here for a quiet moment.

Etching on old stone