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River Day

August 3, 2008

The IT Family holds a membership with Historic Hudson Valley.  HHV is a collection of historic sites throughout Westchester, including Sunnyside aka Washington Irving’s estate, Kykuit, and Van Cortlandt Manor.  Today was “River Day” at Van Cortlandt Manor, so I took the kids to check it out.  Mr IT had lawn work to do, and agreed to meet us at the pool club later.

Being HHV members, admission to special events like this is free, so if we don’t love it, we don’t feel like we wasted our money. 

But we always love HHV events.  A lot of time and careful thought goes into the planning of them.  This was no exception.  Little IT got to try her hand at fishing.  She experienced a tug on the line, but no actual fish were caught.  No need to alert PETA.

Lazy Sunday on the river

Lazy Sunday on the river













IT Boy got to show off his new haircut.

Handsome River man

Handsome River man

Pretty impressive, considering that he started the weekend with a mullet.

RIP IT Boy Mullet

RIP IT Boy Mullet

Corn muffins are hard work

Corn muffins are hard work

Before we left, we got to grind corn into cornmeal, making us appreciate Jiffy Muffins even more. 
Like I said, we always feel like we can take a chance on these events, because they are free to members and if we don’t like it, we can leave.  We stayed a little over an hour, and had a lot of fun. 
2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2008 10:19 pm

    OMG I thought my daughter had the most beautiful uncut hair ever known to a kid. I look back now and wonder, “how did I not know my kid had a mullet?”

  2. Take One Picture permalink
    July 12, 2010 10:30 am

    Interesting read … Take One Picture.

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