A few weeks ago Vic recorded a documentary or something on Cassadaga. It was fascinating and I knew that I really wanted to make the trip up there..and soon!
This past weekend we did it. We packed an over night bag because we planned on hitting Mount Dora and didn't want to have to drive back too late (It's about a 3 hour drive from our home)
We took off around 8:30 . I took Hersch with us. I had an open mind but I really wanted the medium to mention the bear.
We pulled into Cassadaga and drove around for a few minutes before we found a parking place near the bookstore. Vic mentioned a feeling of peace immediately that stayed with us during our entire day. The people that we encountered were very calm and welcoming. Vic described the woman that helped us in the bookstore as ethereal. On the show we watched I had learned that there would be a dry erase board with the Mediums names and numbers on it and you would call and set up a reading if you wanted. As Vic walked around the bookstore I was drawn almost immediately to the board in the back. There were about 10-12 names on the board. The instructions to the right of the board said to go with your instinct, keep an open mind thinking about the person you want to come through. The first name on the list was Pauline Gold. I looked at her name but felt strange about calling the first name I saw. Under the board was a collection of many business cards for the Mediums. The one I happened to pull out first was Pauline. That was enough of a sign for me.
I tried to get Vic to call her but she felt it was something I needed to do. I wanted this so much that I wasn't going to argue or waste anytime. I picked up the phone on the table next to the board and called her. She was available and told me where to find her. With nervous energy we walked down to the Harmony House where she was and sat down. It was $65 , I'm not sure how long we were with her. Everytime I've told the story about what she told me I have later remembered more. There was just so much information given that my head is still spinning. I'll tell about the reading at the end of this post if you'd like to hear about that part.
Sinatras. The hotel is old, and kind of beautiful/creepy to me. Lunch was fabulous! I had calamari, Vic had Cassadaga Chicken (Grilled Chicken breast,spinich,Italian ham and mozzarella cheese). We both left full and happy. On a side note, the bathrooms are gorgeous ..there are pretty black vine type scrolls painted on the walls with beautiful quotes and sayings painted everywhere. The restaurant was playing Eva Cassady which we both loved.(G
|The side of the Cassadaga Hotel|
|creepy clown dolls inside the Cassadaga Hotel|
|Vic and I wandering the halls of Cassadaga Hotel, hoping to pick up some Orbs|
|Harmony Hall-where I went for my reading|
|Local dog and cat..they were adorable!|
|A house we passed with many dolls on the porch and yard|
|I found out later there was a teddy bear drive going on|