…in a house in Tarrytown New York, right next to the Hudson River called “Sunnyside”. It seems fitting on a fine Sunday in October to spend the day around the towns that the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle was set, on the grounds where the author who wrote these stories lived. The house is completely intact and furnished as it was since the mid-19th century. I couldn’t take photos of the interior of the house during the tour (led by women in costume waiting for you in the various rooms – okay that was a little bit creepy to walk up to a room and see someone in period dress sitting alone in a rocking chair), but Mia found the house particularly fascinating.
There is no better place to experience Fall than the Northeast, especially in charming river towns by the Hudson. You can argue with me all you want, but it’s true. The leaves are a little late in peeking this year up in the Hudson Valley as of last Sunday and it’s slow to trickle down here in the city too. Which just means that we have a few more weeks of Fall color to look forward to before the trees bare their branches.