Yesterday morning we left the park, and drove 60 miles south on the Taconic State Parkway (TSP, for passenger cars only) to Valhalla, NY for genealogy on Marilyn’s side of the family. Her grand parents and great-grand parents on the Geis side are buried in Kensico Cemetery. . After leaving Kensico, we drove to the village of Sleepy Hollow where we found the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery . The Old Dutch Church was built in 1697 according to the sign and is still in use. . Nearby is a sign for the location of The Headless Horseman Bridge made famous by Washington Irving . The cemetery is open to the public and contains the graves of Washington Irving, Samuel Gompers and Leona Helmsley. We only went to the Irving Family plot. . Before leaving the cemetery, we drove down to see the re-created Headless Horseman Bridge. .
After leaving Sleepy Hollow we headed up Rte. 9 with a stop at Subway for lunch followed by stops at Sam’s Club and WalMart in Fishkill before returning to the campground via TSP.
Hugs, and Type at You Later.