Chasing the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow
Huffington Post - 4 months
I've been fascinated with the story of the Headless Horseman ever since I was a little girl watching the somewhat frightening animated Disney short. My young interest grew as I learned, through the Judy Blume classic Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, which takes place in Tarrytown, New York, that the location of the original story is real. But although I lived just an hour away, I never visited the area until recently.
My journey to Sleepy Hollow started in the morning as my family and I drove from New Jersey across the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Hudson Valley of New York. As we came into Tarrytown, the traffic increased and the sidewalks became filled with families like ours, searching for fall fun. My husband found public parking near our planned dinner spot, Horsefeathers, and loaded our toddler son, Sam, and all our gear into the stroller. Unsure where to head to next, we walked along Broadway, the main road.
Our first stop was the Sleepy Hollow sign--it's cliché, bu
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