I couldn’t think of anything better than a guided walk in the Forest Hills cemetery in Chattanooga on the morning of Halloween – except possibly one at midnight.
The guide was obviously passionate about his interests and knowledgeable when it came to the people he talked about. But unfortunately not well prepared and didn’t know where all the graves he wanted to talk about were.
Most of the other walkers were locals and the talk was more interesting for them. They knew who the people were that the guide focussed on and had their own bits of local knowledge to contribute.
Despite this, I enjoyed the walk in the pleasant surroundings …
… and entertained myself with some amusing gravestones.
After popping in to an estate sale we went to lunch at 1885 where I continued my Southern food education with shrimp and cheese grits – another success.
Halloween isn’t really a thing in Australia. Well, it’s becoming a thing but it’s not our tradition and certainly wasn’t something I’d done as a child.
So I quite enjoyed going Trick-or-Treating with the kids in the evening.