I’m a tombstone tourist, not a historian or a genealogist.

There’s nothing I love more then wandering among tombstones.

Flowers in bloom, pioneer cemetery, Virginia City, Nevada

Virginia City, Nevada

Graveyards settle me, balance my yin and yang.

School boy tombstone, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Kansas

Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Kansas

Have you felt it? All I have to do is walk through the gates, take a deep breath and all the hustle and bustle of my day seeps into the ground at my feet.

Cemeteries want us there. The dead crave visitors!  

Mausoleum row, Mount Mora, St. Joseph, Missouri

Mount Mora, St. Joseph, Missouri

That’s why the living spend so much money on beautiful tombstones. It’s why they write such lovely and interesting epitaphs.  To woo us.

Give in. Get your feet-on-the-ground!

Don’t just drive by the awesome, little graveyards you see along the road. I found one in a grocery store parking lot once. They’re everywhere.

Stop the car. Get out. Take your camera. If the gate’s unlocked, go on in!

The pictures I’ll post on this site are all taken by me. I’ll tell you where I found each cemetery in the hopes that you’ll get in the car or hop on your bike and visit too.

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