Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio I have this love/hate relationship with cemeteries. I feel the same way about cemeteries that I feel about scary movies. There’s fear, of course, but that rush of adrenaline, too. Who knows what you might find in a cemetery? And what is scarier—but also more thrilling—than a cemetery at night? As I’ve noted before, one of my big fears is being … Continue reading Not Another Cemetery!
Secor Metropark, Berkey, Ohio One of the most redeeming facts of Toledo is its metroparks. I’m not shitting you when I tell you they’re really fucking gorgeous. I’ve been to almost all of them and really can’t believe how beautiful they are. The metroparks essentially made the Glass City at least tolerable to me when I first moved here—begrudgingly—in the fall of 2014. The metropark … Continue reading Don’t Get Lost Here After Dark
Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown, New York Although I now refer to soda as “pop,” easily slip into a distinct Midwestern twang, and live close to cornfields, the foremost part of my childhood was spent in northern New Jersey. Growing up, I was surrounded by early American history. My town was colonial; I lived close to important sites from the Revolutionary War. And what I distinctly … Continue reading The Hunt for the Headless Horseman