First Presbyterian Church of Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, NJ

I lived in New Jersey for for almost sixteen years before I moved to the DC area. I went to the First Presbyterian Church once with my friend Liz in 2003(?).  I attended the Institute for Spiritual Development once during my metaphysical church attendance phase/spurt/when it was convenient to attend metachurch in 2011-2012.  I started…

Brethren Church Cemetery II, Hygiene, Colorado

On another bicycle ride to Hygiene Market and back, TC and I stopped on the other side of the road to see the other half of Brethren Church Cemetery. Photos like this are why I love cemetery visits: “She is not dead/ but sleepeth.” Little Lizzie Lot of dead babies, Freemasons, and Oddfellows–typical of the…

Elk Mountain Cemetery, Steamboat Springs, CO

The first cemetery we saw on this trip was not an actual cemetery. It was carnage from poachers on an isolated campground outside of Buena Vista, CO. We continued onto Leadville that night instead of camping. Two days later, we explored Elk Mountain Cemetery in Steamboat Springs: literally right off the main drag in Steamboat,…

Niwot Cemetery, Niwot, CO

Good ol’ Niwot, a tiny town between Longmont and Boulder, has a cemetery that’s a state historical site.   There are also a bunch of children from the 1890s who died in Niwot.   Real Western graves   Someone had planted a bunch of tulips around the cemetery at one point. They’ve spread thickly between…

Brethren Church Cemetery, Hygiene, Colorado

TC and I went for a bike ride to the Hygiene Market, where all the bike tools stop for a drink and a bar. The market also makes all gluten-free treats, and if you know me from Gothic Granola, you know I love vegan and gluten-free treats. Finding a cemetery on the way was incidental but…