Sunday, August 10, 2008
Riverside Cemetery Revisited
Warning: if you visit the Riverside Cemetery at dusk, do not stay there past 8pm if you are on the hill portion of the property. You'll be locked in! :-)
As we like to do on occasion, Mark and I were having a relaxing ride about town and he showed me a part of Riverside I have never explored. It was very pretty though a bit neglected looking. I tried to stay in the car because of all the mosquitos but I saw such great photo opportunities I had to get out of the car.
The shot above turned out kind of nice I thought as it captured a slightly eerie view as the sun was going down. That's our car. I was too lazy to go move it and then go back to this spot but it would have been nice if I had. Behind where I stood was a very neat looking mausoleum, pictured below.
When it was time to leave, we approached the gate only to discover it had closed and you couldn't open it. There are three gate. One was on electric lock, another was chain locked and the third was open but way down the hill where our car could not go (That is the section of the cemetery I have posted about before. For some reason, they don't lock that up.).
There is a family across the street from the main gate and the mom told us this happens quite often and that we need to call the police and then wait at the other gate and they'll let us out. So luckily I had my phone AND the Seguin Police number on it (another story for another time). We waited about 25 minutes for an officer to show up but then none of the keys he had worked. Not that he told us this; we figured that out since he just went back to his car and talked to someone. Anyway, another officer showed up shortly after that and he had the right key and then we were free! Here are our rescuers.