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Friday, July 4, 2014

Visit to "Collinwood", Day Three

"I set a curse upon you, Barnabas Collins! You wanted your Josette so much, well, you shall have her-but not in the way that you would have chosen. You will never rest, Barnabas! And you will never be able to love anyone-for whoever loves you will die. That is my curse, and you will live with it-through all eternity!"
-- Angelique to Barnabas 1796

Today's events were held in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel. When you walk into the lobby of the hotel, you get the feeling you're in some Adirondack lodge - all stonework and wood beams. The ballroom is more conventional, light and airy.

This was a luncheon, we were seated at tables of 12. There were over 50 tables. Quite a crowd. No options, we were all served the same meal -- salad, rolls, broiled chicken breast (some complained their chicken was too pink, others felt theirs was over cooked and too tough to cut with a knife), mushroom ravioli in a creamy Parmesan sauce, spaghetti squash, steamed asparagus, and chocolate cake for dessert.

We all got gifts, too, including a Barnabas Collins bobble head and a calendar with lovely photos from the show.

Today's events included door prizes, performances from the actors, and a charity auction of memorabilia. Outside of the ballroom you could buy souvenirs and get autographs. Drew did a little shopping.

We opted out of the guided tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and headed home instead.

It was a fun weekend, and I'm actually looking forward to the 50th anniversary celebration in 2016.

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