"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Graveyard Gravel Grinder

My friends and I are in total agreement that adventure is cool and mini-adventures are a great way to celebrate minor holidays and other special days.  Some of our past mini-adventures include the Epic Leap, and Columbus Day of Discovery.

Our latest adventure was conceived by Chuck.  He got the idea to find all of the old graveyards in the Weldon Spring/Bush Conservation area.  He bought the topo map of the area and plotted the coordinates.  There are many old graveyards because the whole area was once a town but in 1948 the Govt acquired the land for a munitions plant.  You can still see remnants of the old town with the occasional fire hydrant, well, power pole, etc. showing up in the middle of the woods.

We agreed to meet on Sunday March tenth, the day we spring our clocks ahead.  Not quite a holiday but a special day just the same.  It was raining when I left home but the temperature wasn't too cold so I drove to mound where Chuck and Lori were waiting.  Before long Robin, Russ, and Kate arrived.  We were all accounted for and ready for another adventure to begin.

It was a great day for an adventure.  We didn't find the last graveyard on our list but there are more and we will find them next time.

Here are a couple links to ROCK Racing's video and SuperKate's post:


  1. This was such a fun day. We're so lucky.

  2. Loved the video! Looks like you all had a blast. Some day when I join facebook and stop being a selfish introvert, I'll join you :-).

    1. You should. A lot happens on FaceBook.

  3. Great video! What is the music? It was perfect.

  4. So, this video makes me regret not going even more, so thanks for that. It looks like it as a fantastic day. I'm still bummed I missed it.