For years now, I've been wanting to go and planning a Sleepy Hollow road trip. You know how it is, things always happens or comes and we always end up pushing our trip to the following year. Not this year! With Halloween around the corner and since Halloween is my jam… Off we went to Hudson Valley in the covert of darkness (Hehe… Doesn't that sound mysterious?!).
I love road trips! Just the idea of spontaneously jumping into a car and driving to an impromptu destination is just romantic. Think about it. Experiencing new places, foods, and sites together… Romantic!
For a couple that always late to everything (it's a Latin thing), we arrived in Sleepy Hollow pretty early in the morning. See! There's actually morning dew on the leaves and we were ready. Our day of sightseeing started at Patriot's Park and ended at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
There was a cookout happening at the cemetery when we arrived. I know that might sound weird or macabre to some people, but I found this quite normal. Growing up in Brasil, this is very normal. It's just common for people to pack a picnic lunch to share a meal and stories with their departed family members. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see this here. I was also pleasantly surprised to see people decorating headstones for Halloween. As others left toys for resting children.
Our walk through the cemetery was really pleasant and peaceful. By far my favorite thing that we did all weekend. We enjoyed learning about the people who rest there. We enjoyed listening to stories of how some changed the course of our history. Whether its how they changed our business world or how they impacted our literary culture. So, we definitely paid our respects!