Washington Irving’s Sunnyside

 Last weekend, we made our way toSunnyside  to learn a bit about Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  I LOVE that we live such a short drive from this place. Of course, we read the book to the girls before we went and watched the Disney version of the movie.

Heading down the hill to his house. Such a perfect fall day.

  

These two were buddies for most of the day.

  

I love this view! Just as impressive as the first time we saw it last year.

  
  Unfortunately, no photos are allowed in the home…but it is extremely well preserved. In fact, the study is the most authentic historic room in the country.

Hanging out on Irving’s front porch.

  

The back of the house.

  

Taking a stroll through the grounds before we went to watch a shadow puppet show of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

  
  

An ice house.

  

Is this Mia or Emi? i honestly can’t tell.

    

Doing a little tree climbing as well. I can’t wait until all of the leaves turn colors in the coming weeks.

  
Before we watched the puppet show, we also took some time to make a craft. Emi basically played with her chestnut while Mia made a really cute bat.

  

Finally, in out seats to watch the shadow puppet show. We love old fashioned entertainment.


After the puppet show, we had to head back home. We had to skip the spooky walk again this year. 😦 One of these days we will get to it.

    Sleepy Hollow year 2. Thinking this is the beginning of a tradition.
   

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