S: October 2011 Vacation to Sleepy Hollow
BC: We had a great trip... as always!! I love my husband! Love, Sarah
FC: October 2011 Vacation to Sleepy Hollow, NY
1: October 27-30, 2011 | Dan & Sarah's trip to Sleepy Hollow, NY
2: October 27th
4: Sarah & her handsome husband Dan
5: We arrived to our hotel, and since we were hungry, we looked for a place to eat. Verdict: The Striped Bass. It was not all that great. | Tarrytown
6: We experienced Walmart... had to park on the 5th floor of the parking garage! | Traffic jam, people going over the Tappen Zee Bridge. Our exit... exit 9, to Tarrytown/ Sleepy Hollow | October 28th
9: Sleepy Hollow is a village in the Town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. Originally known as North Tarrytown, it was given its current name in 1996 when residents voted to have it changed to honor the Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
10: At the town hall
11: Dan & I went to the town hall of Sleepy Hollow. We went there to find out the "lay of the land" and things to see. We already had our tickets for the hay ride, so we found out where to go for that. After getting a map, we were off!
13: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. | On our way to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetary
14: The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Dutch Reformed Church (Sleepy Hollow), is a 17th century stone church located on Albany Post Road (U.S. Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States. It and its five-acre (2 ha) churchyard feature prominently in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The churchyard is often confused with the contiguous but separate Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
15: The Old Dutch Church
17: We entered the cemetery. The stone above, is said to be the resting site of the Headless Horseman. Dan & I walked all over the cemetery. It was a really nice place. The graves were so old. There were many crypts, statues, and famous people.
18: The Irving Family Graveplot He was in the middle of the plot.
19: Inside a crypt. They were huge.
20: Irving and his grave were commemorated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1876 poem, "In The Churchyard at Tarrytown", which concludes with: How sweet a life was his; how sweet a death! Living, to wing with mirth the weary hours, Or with romantic tales the heart to cheer; Dying, to leave a memory like the breath Of summers full of sunshine and of showers, A grief and gladness in the atmosphere.
22: New York City in the background.
23: The angles were beautiful
25: Memorials to the Civil War and Revolutionary War
26: Approaching the Headless Horseman Bridge. Such Beauty
28: The story is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (based on Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel. As Crane leaves a party he attended at the Van Tassel home on an autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head". Ichabod mysteriously disappears from town, leaving Katrina to marry Brom Bones, who was "to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related". Although the nature of the Headless Horseman is left open to interpretation, the story implies that the Horseman was really Brom in disguise.
29: The bridge the Headless Horseman chased Ichabod over.
32: Us on the Trolley | My Candyman! Dan passed out candy to all the kids who came into the bar! He was so cute!
33: Dan & I went on the Trolley to tour Sleepy Hollow. We met Marianne and Anthony. They were doing the trial run for the Trolley route. They were really nice. Anthony is the town supervisor, and Marianne was in charge of the hay ride. She said to meet us at 7pm, and she would get us right on the hay ride!! There was a line of hundreds of people!
34: We met Marianne, and she got us right on the first hayride!! We went in front of hundreds of people (seen in the middle!) It was a great hay ride! The Headless Horseman was at the end!!
37: We jumped on the Trolley, and went to a restaurant that was recommended to us: The Bridge View Tavern. It was the best chicken and BBQ that we have ever had! It really overlooked the bridge!
38: Then it started to SNOW, and SNOW, and SNOW! | October 29th
39: So we stayed in our hotel room ALL day! They had an indoor pool, so we went swimming too!
40: We woke up to 5 inches of SNOW!! We decided to take the train to New York City!
41: Dan & I voyaged to Grand Central Station
42: Welcome to Grand Central Station!
44: When we went to Madison Ave., we walked the BLOCK PARTY! It was 10 blocks long! I bought 3 scarves | We arrived at Grand Central Station, and went to Madison Ave.
45: St. Patrick's Cathedral
46: Times Square
47: We bought the best pretzel in the world!
48: Where the ball drops!
49: Time Square
50: Time square was full of people!
51: Heading back to Grand Central Station
55: Back to Tarrytown
56: The Tappen Zee Bridge
57: Sleepy Hollow | We went to Tioga downs on the way home. Not a great place to go, due to the food and the gaming.
58: Happy Halloween!! | October 31st
59: The Mad Hatter & The Evil Queen of Hearts
60: Dan with McKenzie & Dan with Seneca We went trick-or-treating in Hammondsport! | McKenzie, the little witch and Seneca, the little Bee
61: Sarah the queen