In Nederland, CO, the little mountain town where we lived...and Daughter #2 still resides...there is a Tuff Shed. With Grandpa in it. One of the town's many 'interesting' residents decided that rather than have his grandfather's body treated at an official cryonics unit, he would do it himself. With dry ice and other stuff.
That was years ago, back in 1993. Grandson Trygve Bauge is now back in Norway, but Grandpa is still in residence in Nederland. And now the town has an annual festival built up around him: Frozen Dead Guy Days!
It's next weekend, March 4-6, 2011, with events ranging from the Coffin Race, classes (cryogenics for kids!!), a Polar Plunge, ReAnimate Yourself Beer Tent, a Parade...and of course, visits to Grandpa. Learn more about the schedule here. Background info here. Don't miss it!
P.S. Yummy extra note: Glacier Ice Cream, headquartered in the nearby city of Boulder, makes a flavor specifically for the festival (named, appropriately enough, Frozen Dead Guy), consisting of fruit-flavored blue ice cream mixed with crushed Oreo cookies and sour gummy worms.