Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Adventures With Cecelia and Kim (Pt II)


A few months back, I posted the crazy adventure of my friend "Kim" and I on our trip to the art exhibit. Our latest adventures took us up the Hudson and in the beautiful town of Irvington. The view of the Hudson is so exquisite you forget you are in New York.



On Sunday, we visited the home of Washington Irving, credited as being the first author to make a career in writing. His most notable works include Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and A History of New York. In addition to being a literary treasure, Irving was well travelled, owned thousands of book in his library collection, and loved to dance (my favorite part). We visited his home in Sunnyside. It is so intriguing to see how people lived in the early history of our country. For anyone interested in visiting this area of New York, you can check out http://www.hudsonvalley.org/.




Of course a bit of folly and fun capped off the trip. Until next time Kim...
XOX Cecelia

8 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

My favorite might be the third and forth but I bet they'd be awesome enlarged. Sounds like a worthwhile adventure too. I wish I could visit!

Kay said...

random wit: it happens to be the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudsons founding of the New Amsterdam aka big apple; so very appropriate timing indeed

Yellow Tulip said...

beautiful place and a lovely adventure indeed:)...

septembermom said...

I think I went there years ago! I live in the Hudson Valley. Who knows? Maybe I'll bump into you during one of your adventures :) Wouldn't that be fun!

Fiducia said...

Hey, that was some informative stuff for people like us on the other side of the world..:)
Nice snaps!
Keep writing..:)

Nadege said...

a beautiful day to see an interesting literary
house. glad you & your friend had a fun as
well as educational experience - TY for sharing
write girl.

floreta said...

wow, that is a rather interesting house.

Saadi said...

Awesome!! I loved the collection of pictures you've put up!!!
Seems like you two had alot of fun! Great going, Write Girl!