Christmas in the Hudson River Valley
December 4, 2015 4:10pm CST
My husband and I took a short trip, just an overnight to the Hudson River Valley. We visited FDR's home and presidential library and also the Vanderbilt Mansion. Both of them are managed by the National Park Service. I went at this time of year because both of these places were decorated for the holidays. The picture was taken with my new camera without flash. It is of the decorations in the entrance hall at the Vanderbilt Mansion. I also used my long distance lens to take some great pictures of the Hudson River from the grounds. I am very pleased with the results and I am very glad that I purchased this new camera. Are you planning on visiting anywhere to view the holiday decorations?
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• United States
4 Dec 15
The two sites are very close only about 2 miles apart. Val-Kil Eleanor Roosevelt's home is also there but I didn't go there this time. We stayed at an adorable little motel and ate great Italian food, it was a good two days.
4 Dec 15
Its a really clear shot, and looks like such an inviting room. I think that I would love to tour such a place, that type of thing interests me. Thank you for sharing this. We won't be going anywhere to visit and enjoy the holiday decorations except to our son's place on the 25th. We're both too busy working.
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Dec 15
A gorgeous sight, that decorated tree, a really lovely photo @BelleStarr . I am glad you and your hubby took some time away. We will not be going anywhere to see decorations, but I'm going to put enough lights on my tree to make up for that. :-)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
6 Dec 15
That's a lovely photo. I'm hoping to go to a Christmas fair tomorrow if the weather clears up a bit (it's wet and windy at the minute) and I want to go to see fenwicks window. It's a department store in nearby Newcastle which is famous (well locally) for it's special Christmas displays.
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Dec 15
When I was young, my older brother would take us on a car trip to a specific neighborhood in a specific town where the residents went to the extreme with decorations. I used to drive the kids around to see the lights on all the houses. They didn't seem as impressed or delighted as I was. This is definitely the unimpressed generation.