At Sleepy Hollow with My Piano Man

Every year, my Piano Man and I celebrate the anniversary of our first date by recreating said first date. This year, our anniversary coincided with the day New York Comic Con tickets went on sale. Our anniversary is very important to us, but Comic Con is, well… freaking Comic Con! So we stayed home until we were able to get tickets, and then we headed to Sleepy Hollow for a pre-anniversary date celebration (we will go on the real ferry-riding deal in the fall).

It was early afternoon, when we got to Sleepy Hollow. The weather was appropriately creepy—lots of sun, with darkish clouds dancing in front of it. We park between Van Ripper…
1. Van Ripper Ave

…and Crane.
2. Crane Ave

We walked through woods, where nature did her best to strangle herself…
3. Trees and Vines

…and crossed a creek, in order to visit the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
4. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

We found an enormous rock…
5. Stone Coffin at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

…that was actually a coffin.
6. Stone Coffin at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

We ran into a tomb-swallowing tree…
7. Tree and Grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

…and, of course, a bird feeder in the middle of the graveyard—the dead like birdsong, too.
8. Bird Feeder at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

On our way out of the cemetery, we met a friend…
9. Chipmunk at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

…then climbed some half-rotten steps that took us to a forking trail.
10. Stairs and Trees

We chose the Witch’s Spring Trail, but found no evidence of other witches…
11. Witch Trail

…not until we were driving away from Sleepy Hollow. I know what you are thinking—New Yorkers, who insist this is just a structure no longer used by the local aqueduct—but I don’t care what you say. I know a witch lives in there. If not… then I’m totally moving in! 😀
12. Dream Witchy Home
13. the Witch and the Piano Man 2016

35 thoughts on “At Sleepy Hollow with My Piano Man

  1. Absolutely beautiful and romantic – the post and the couple. 🙂 Sleepy Hollow sounds like a charming cozy gem, but what I enjoyed most is the post on ‘said first date’. Love is beautiful, and thank you for sharing. Happy Anniversary…♥♥♥

    • While we drove, I saw this huge fire truck, someone had stuck a sticker that said, “Got Gothic?” on it. I was too slow to photograph it, but I told my Piano Man, “Emma would probably love this.” 😀

    • Kidding? Oh, I thought you were able to see one of the souls we invited for a stroll. Thank goodness you didn’t really any of them. They would be rather crossed if they thought their faces could be capture by iPhones.

  2. I really enjoyed tagging along on your date, thank you for having me, spotting the squirrel, tomb eating tree, and you and PM’s bright smiles were highlights of time well spent with the dymanic duo on their anniversary… And you snagged tickets to your fav event, perfect!!!

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