During Scott's visit we drove to Glenwood Springs, CO. For years now I have been telling him about how when I was younger I hiked up to Doc Holiday's grave site a few times. This year we decided it was a must to make the hike up to the old cemetery together (which happens to sit on the top of a high mountain).
The path to the cemetery sits along a cute neighborhood. The hike is pretty much straight up, but the view from the top is so lovely. You can see the whole valley from up there!
The cemetery is full of old headstones dating back to the early to mid 1800's. There were also a few here and there that were from the early 1900's as well. This may sound kind of morbid, but I totally love all of the old headstones. It's amazing how long they have lasted, especially up there on the top of that mountain!
The fence Scott is standing next to contains a very long, flat headstone. This was one of the most interesting ones we saw while up there!
And here he is, well, here is his memorial stone! As the above stone says Holiday is buried someplace in the cemetery, but not necessarily in this plot. He could be in an unmarked grave (there are lots of those up there), or he could have slid down the side of the mountain during a storm (I once heard a story like this from a local).
Since we were going to be spending the day in Glenwood and walking basically every where, I decided to go for a comfy, yet classic outfit. Recently Five Bamboo sent me this black mini skirt and I have to say, it was the perfect piece for my day out on the town (and mountain). The skirt is super soft, and breathable (which was great because I definitely was sweating hiking up that mountain). Plus, I felt pretty while making my way up that mountain (and throughout the rest of the day, of course).
The wildflowers up on the mountain were so beautiful! I wish we had wildflowers like those in Phoenix!
The cemetery is full of twists and turns that can lead you one way or another. While walking around I tried to stay close to Scott, as I would have hated to get lost up there in that old, possibly haunted, cemetery.
Up on the mountain they had the biggest dandelions, and Scott couldn't resist playing with one!
On our way back down we stopped to take in the view of the mountain town.
They have a bench up there where you can take a rest for a minute or two. However, the bench is awfully close to the edge of the cliff and was a little too scary for me, so I opted just to take the photos!
Sunglasses: New wayfarers // Ray Bans
Mini skirt: c/o Five Bamboo
Turquoise ring: vintage
Boat shoes: Sperry's
Have you ever gone exploring in an old cemetery?