Fall Trip to the Hudson River

On a cold snowy day in October we toured the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, followed by lunch at the Ice House Restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY.  After lunch we toured Staatsburgh, the Mills family mansion, where we had a special themed tour entitled, "America's Elite in the 'Downton Abbey'  Era". The tour drew parallels to the plot of the popular PBS drama.  Following the tour, we enjoyed, tea, scones and finger sandwiches in the new restored dining room.