Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Cemetery Crawl

The yearly "Cemetery Crawl" event went off without much of a hitch, except perhaps some car troubles for one team. The two-day road rally based on "The Amazing Race" sent contestant teams through western Arizona to every small cemetery and interesting weird road stop possible. They did fantastic and I don't believe there was one speeding ticket (a first, I think!) The winners came in pretty far ahead of the pack, the Catacomb Crawlers were the winners and they seemed to have a fantastic time following crazy rhyming clues, doing weird deeds, and collecting fake money along the way. At the end, they came to Double Buttes Cemetery in Tempe where they had to find a veteran's grave and leave a flag. Then, they were off to the labyrinth which is the crematory. They had to follow the weaving path to the center where they were given their prizes.


  1. That sounds like it was a lot of fun.

  2. I wish I could have gone along with them this year, but I had the joy of seeing them finish and writing the rhyming clues and making them hats with little ghosts on them. Next year, I'll set aside days off for that. Working in the health care industry gives you weird hours for sure.

  3. This sounds like so much fun!

  4. It sounded like everyone had fun. Maybe Mike and I can join you next year.

  5. Julie;
    I hope ya'all can make it to next year's. I'll almost surely be one of the attendants at the cemeteries along the way. Each year it becomes a bigger and more interesting event. Everyone learns so much that they plan trips in the future to go back to the places and spend some time there. They learn about some backroads they didn't know AZ had.



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