Last Friday, I drove to Sleepy Hollow, NY, site of Washington Irving's Headless Horesman fable. A short drive from NYC and on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, Sleepy Hollow and its neighboring town, Tarrytown, did not disappoint.
Irving's story starts at the Old Dutch Church.
Besides Irving, Andrew Carnegie, William Rockefeller and Elizabeth Arden (whose real name was Florence Nightingale) are buried here.
The scariest part of the cemetery for me was the ladies room which was down a dark staircase with motion-sensored lights.
Silver Tips Tea Room in Tarrytown which is just a couple of minutes drive from Sleepy Hollow.
My visit was just lovely, the calm before the storm, if you will.
I will post more about the area later this week.
- Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"