Paper maps, GPS and in-car Navigation systems are useful to help you navigate to a cemetery in an unfamiliar city or out in the middle of nowhere. I find that the “Get Directions” feature in Google Maps and MapQuest is handy for planning a route to several cemeteries and other destinations along the way. When I am familiar with each location I just make a list, but when planning an real Adventure I print out the directions and a map. Once you arrive, get out the Cemetery Maps.
Having adventures while Hunting Down Headstones
Hunting Down Headstones can be so much more than driving and “Going There And Coming Back.” Some of my best Adventures have been associated with Hunting Down Headstones, driving to or back from a cemetery with the convertible top down, hair blowing in the breeze and singing along to the radio. In fact, I often plan all-day Adventures around Hunting Down Headstones and put the top up in bad weather. So, why not plan for an Adventure or two along the way?
What’s for lunch?
I am usually on the lookout for “Mom and Pop” restaurants, hot dog stands, and diners along the way that look appealing to me.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Sometimes I just have to stop at that small ice cream stand with the yellow bug lights.
You may be surprised what you can find using your favorite internet search engine (Google, Bing Yahoo!, etc.) Go ahead, be Adventurous. Maybe the the World’s Largest Ball of Twine (Darwin, Minnesota) or America’s First Roadside Picnic Table (Ionia, Michigan) will be on your way.