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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Westchester Weekend

A few weekends ago, we headed upstate on this beautiful cold fall day. We really had
no idea where we were going but North. We had a few places in mind which I had heard
from friends who had visited. We started the drive assuming we would take the dogs 
hiking. But, when we realized I didn't have the right shoes, our plans quickly changed.
In my defense, they were at his house and I thought we were going there before heading
out. We recovered from this little mishap and decided on Sleep Hollow, NY.  Neither
of us had ever been and it sounded like a perfect place to visit in the fall. We stopped 
along the way in New Jersey to catch this view. 

Sleepy Hollow, a small quaint town, was cute. We drove down what we think was
the main street surrounded by shops, restaurants, grocery stores and people out and
about. We headed to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, not knowing if dogs were allowed or
not, and were lucky to see signs which noted dogs must be leashed at all times.
We spent a good amount of time exploring the interesting yet beautiful grave yard.
The tress definitely had something to do with the beautiful aspect of it.

After the cemetery, we headed West to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 
a non-profit farm and educational center  founded by David Rockefeller with a 
partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, which is located in Pocantico Hills, 
New York. The restaurant, $200 a head with a $138.00 wine paring options, is only
open in the evenings and difficult to get a reservation. Thankfully, they still had 
a little cafe open for us to get some lunch. We sat outside in the courtyard with
the dogs and enjoyed our delicious lunch before heading out and about on the farm.

Lucky had a blast. I think the turkeys were just as interested in her as she was them.
She had more fun than all of us. The weather did not bother her one bit!

We walked around the 80 acre farm ending at the beautiful barns which has now
been turned into a high end restaurant, cafe, offices, storage, gift shop, reception
room and many more we could not see. The place was simply stunning. The only
thing that could have made it better was the weather. Warmer would have been

I hope to someday have dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. This might be a
dinner with the parents. But a very special one at that. 

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