Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Country Cemeteries and Small Town Treasures

Today I took a road trip with my mother and two aunts to visit some dearly departed loved ones in two different country cemeteries. We travelled down some dusty roads and had some marvelous views of the mountains. This picture is taken from one of the cemeteries. We decided it was a beautiful, peaceful final resting place.

It was really cool to see the grave markers of my great-great grandparents, as well as getting a lesson in our ancestry from the older generation. Hopefully this is something I can pass on to my children someday. 

Afterwards we ate about a 2000 calorie lunch in a great little drive-in restaurant. (Hey - it was hot and we needed those chocolate shakes!) Then we hit a few vintage shops on our way home where I bought this awesome 1950's Koben-style Dansk enamel pitcher.

 All in all, it was a great way to spend a vacation day away from the office!


  1. Love the pitcher! it's precious.

  2. That pitcher is amazing. :) And chocolate shakes?! Yummm... so worth the calories.

  3. sounds like a nice outing. The mountains are beautiful in the distance, with the snow and all. I'm a museum archivist and get to help people do genealogical research. Hope you enjoyed the shakes! {:-Deb

  4. Wow, I don't have a clue where my great great grandparents are buried. That is really neat to have that connection to your family's roots.

    And diner chocolate shakes are seriously the best thing ever. They are always worth the calories (even in the winter).