Monday, August 9, 2010

Mills Mansion


Rachel, Hugo, the girls, and I had a picnic on the grounds of the Mills Mansion today.  It was hot and muggy but, sitting beneath the tall trees and gazing out over the Hudson River made the uncomfortableness of the afternoon fade away.  We watched Canadian geese toddle about on the shore with their young and took turns walking/running with Hugo down to the waters edge to get a closer look.  There were a lot of geese droppings down there.  The shore line was a complete mine field really, which delighted Hugo all the more!  I'd like to see how many of the historic houses we can visit before the season ends this year.  No kiddos or strollers allowed indoors for the tours which is sad... but hey! entrance into the grounds is free.

Can you imagine attending a party here?  Or being invited for an extended stay sleep over?

*Hugo thought the statues were full of bad people, frozen by Mr Freeze.  Ahhhhh...  I'm thinkn' we're in need of a trip to the Met.























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4 comments:

MAGGIE MAY said...

these pictures feel very serene--I like that. have we seen that house in a BBC movie or was it copied from somewhere in England? It looks familiar...

Alissa Nicolau said...

That is a good question Mags. If I ever get to take a tour, I'll ask!

Murdoch said...

I love, love all of the mansions and their grounds. We went often while living there, and I miss them terribly. They've restored this one quite a bit since we left. I especially loved the buildings in the Vanderbilt garden. Take a picture or two for me as you visit!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Megan, I did think of you as we ate our picnic. Why did we never have a playdate on that side of the river? I was just asking Shaka if she would enjoy hitting up a few of the houses with me before their move. Have no fear, I shall take lots of pics for you!

Great to hear from you!