From a French Restaurant to a Graveyard // Creepiest V Day 2012
9:00: A fellow American and I went for a lovely dinner in Georgetown. This was a nice place, tots a 5 on Yelp (i’m guessing). We were moved to the “quiet” room where everyone was quite awkward and close together, a girl wearing a dress I almost bought for this occasion.
9:15: “Can we sit in the normal room, ya know without all our roommates?”
9:30: Rejected. Well, obviously the vino was ordered and then the silence did not become so bothersome. I even got my BEET salad, in the form of a heart, festive!
9:45: My gift of “intelligence” was rejected outright in front of all of the fellow roommates (yes, I prefer to refer to them as roommates). After the rejection, I said, “tsk tsk”. Then we blew that popsicle stand. Obviously.
10:30: Left a GPS under a special friend’s planter.
10:45: Driving home the scenic route in DC on R St., we spy, a very dark and creepy cemetery. Being the weirdo I am obviously immediately asked, “do you want me to pull over?” Response, so excited, “YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAH.”
11:00: Trying to climb the fence, squeeze through the bars, finally we find the entrance is UNLOCKED. We are with…the bodies…we hope.
11:15: Walking down the path to the bodies, we realize we are on a cliff, and never will we be near these bodies. I start getting upset and face rubbing, STOMPING, and it is realized we can come during opening hours and go through the real entrance. I am not happy.
11:30: Attacked by a monster.
12:00: Buried alive in graveyard.
2:06 PM TODAY 2/15—>CONCLUSION: WE WERE IN THE CHURCHYARD. NOT THE CEMETERY. BOO. I HAVE TO GO BACK, LOOK AT THAT CREEPINESS.
Rock Creek Cemetery — also Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery — is an 86-acre (350,000 m2) cemetery with a natural rolling landscape located at Rock Creek Church Road, NW, and Webster Street, NW, off Hawaii Avenue, NE in Washington, D.C.‘s Michigan Park neighborhood, near Washington’s Petworthneighborhood. It is across the street from the historic Soldiers’ Home and the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery.
It was first established in 1719 as a churchyard within the glebe of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish. The Vestry later decided to expand the burial ground as a public cemetery to serve the city of Washington and this was established through an Act of Congress in 1840.
The expanded Cemetery was landscaped in the rural garden style, to function as both cemetery and public park. It is a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish with sections for St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church and St. Nicholas Latvian Church.
Rock Creek Cemetery’s park-like setting has many notable mausoleums and tombstones. The best known is Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White‘s Adams Memorial, a contemplative androgynous bronze sculpture seated before a block of granite. It marks the graves of Marian Hooper “Clover” Adams and her husband,Henry Adams, and is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Grief. Saint-Gaudens called it The Mystery of the Hereafter and The Peace of God that Passeth Understanding.
Other notable memorials include the Frederick Keep Monument, the Heurich Mausoleum, the Hitt Monument, the Hardon Monument, the Kauffman Monument, known as The Seven Ages of Memory, the Sherwood Mausoleum Door, and the Thompson-Harding Monument.
On August 12, 1977, Rock Creek Cemetery and the adjacent church grounds were added to the National Register of Historic Places as Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Creek_Cemetery (I mean obviously it’s better in the dark).