I love to travel. I always have and always will. I have been to many places, but still there are places I have always wanted to go to but have never been brave enough to go. By brave, I mean having a desire to go somewhere or do something, that you know is calling you, and being brave enough to take the time from your busy schedule to actually make them happen. Instead of just putting them off until “sometime” later.
One of those places for me was Sleepy Hollow, Ny.
But on a whim, about week or so ago, I decided to change things and make the trip happen. Very spontaneously. I mean what better month then October to do it, right? I gathered all who could come, we piled into the car and drove off. Yes, there were many excuses we could have used to put it off again, but life is too short for that. So we found a way and made it happen.
We stayed in Connecticut, and drove into Tarrytown in the morning. Tarrytown is a small town right next to Sleepy Hollow. Really they merge into each one another, and you have to drive into Tarrytown to get to Sleepy Hollow, so we decided to walk around. It was the most amazing place, truly magical, it really had this feeling of a Halloween town. I wish it was a little bit more decorated for the holiday, but perhaps it wasn’t decorated because we were there so early in the month.
After touring around the shops of Tarrytown we ventured into Sleepy Hollow and paid a visit to the house of the author who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Mr. Washington Irving.
I was the most excited to visit this place because I wanted the children to know about the story. Also, when they hear about it in the future (or learn about it in school) I wanted it to tie into a real life experience for them.
The property was amazing, I can see where Mr. Irving could be inspired by walking around the place. The kids loved walking around it too, as well as, the puppet show they offered. We got gifts and we toured inside the house, Luka and Dani got to learn what it was like to live at that time, which is valuable knowledge. We weren’t able to take pictures inside so I can’t show them here, but if you get the chance to visit Sleepy Hollow, I suggest you visit Sunnyside and take a tour for yourself.
We were only able to spend a few days in the area, but we got the most done that we could. We visited the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery which was really cool.
We eat at local restaurants including Little B’s Burgers, had some great Chinese Food and had coffee and ice cream at the Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies. Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies is in a beautiful location I highly recommend you visit. Carina took pictures of the area, and the two awesome people who made the experience so awesome for us, but unfortunate I can’t show you them because she lost them when she updated her Iphone.
The last place we went to was walking the Sleepy Hollow trail, located in the Rockefeller State Park. Imagining the story in our heads. I really suggest you visit that place too. The experience is awe inspiring.
So that’s our trip to Sleepy Hollow. What do you think? Have you ever visited Sleepy Hollow? Have you ever wanted to go? What was it like for you? Tell me in the comments below.
Until next time,
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