Sleepy Hollow

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I’ve been searching up a lot of lists lately that indicate different places around the world book lovers should visit. I noticed that many places or sites are located in my general area. In fact, one location, Sleepy Hollow from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving was not too far from me. So one morning I decided to give the town a visit.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery The first place I got to see was the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery which is often visited by the spooky headless horseman. I managed to find Washington Irving’s grave, although it isn’t that hard to miss.

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Kingsland Point County Park I initially wanted to visit either the Philipsburg Manor or Kykuit, but they were both closed on the particular day we went. Instead, we decide to take some down time and enjoy the warm weather at the park.

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The Horseman To finish off the trip we grabbed some lunch at a local dinner that was very appropriately named.

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Although I very much enjoyed my trip, I will like to come back to visit the two manors I didn’t get to see during this visit. I also think this would be one of the BEST places to visit during Halloween. Perhaps a future blog post?

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Two Great Things

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In my attempt to be more reflective on the little events that occur in my everyday life, I made note of two great little things that happened today.

1. It rained. This morning started off with lots and lots of rain. You may question why this would be listed as a great thing to happen in my life. But here it is: I love the rain. I adore the sound of it hitting against hard services. I can’t get enough of how fresh the earth feels after it’s over. But mostly importantly, when it rains, I feel as if I am being cleansed. I feel as if all the issues and concerns that have been griming my life and blocking my progression are being cleaned away. The rain is always a fresh start. It is a way to begin again.

2. The sun came out. When I first left my house this morning I had a hot pink umbrella on hand to prevent the frizz from collecting on my head. By afternoon the sky had cleared up, the weather warmed, and the sun came out. The vitamin c had me feeling so positive and happy that I decided to take a stroll on Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens City. I could not stop from taking a moment to myself.

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