Orange Hogsback CemeteryThursday, June 16, 2016
Summer is supposed to be the most fun time of the year but it's almost always the busiest which kind of makes it not so fun. Finding time to hang out with everyone lately has been hard. I've been that friend that is like "we HAVE to do something. I don't care what it is, just something! It's imperative!" So last week along with getting ice cream twice (seriously, my favorite way to meet up with friends) we did some long overdue geocaching.
We had plans to head to a cute little town not too far away that has a waterfall, hoping there would be lots of caches there but on the way I was browsing the app and found a cache in a cemetery. Geocaches in cemeteries combine two of my favorite things - cemeteries + finding treasure so I suggested we stop in and look for it.
The cache turned out to be a quick fairly easy find but the cemetery itself was a real treat. Nestled in the woods, you'd never know it was there if you weren't out looking for it. We actually drove right by it and had to turn around. Orange Hogsback Cemetery has a total of sixty two permanent residents. The oldest we found dated back to 1813. That's ninety nine years before the Titanic sunk!!!*
While someone else signed the log for everyone, I darted around taking photos. I had no intention of taking any photos when we got there, let alone enough for a post but it was such a wonderful location. Not to mention, it was a beautiful evening- not too hot, not too cool. I feel like the photos captured that. Clovers always feel like summer to me. The grass just looks so soft I want to crawl into the photos with a blanket and a book and spend all day relaxing.
If you haven't tried out geocaching yet, I can't recommend it enough. It's such a fun hobby and a most excellent way to discover hidden gems. If I had never started I wouldn't have found my new favorite beach or this wonderful cemetery! Plus it's an awesome excuse to get your friends together.
*When I was in grade school I was really into learning about the Titanic. While I was a hair too young to watch the movie without my mom covering my eyes when it came out, I still pored over every book I could find on that big boat. I don't really remember much of what I learned about it but the year it sunk is still clearly ingrained in my head so it's often how I compare history dates.