Monday, October 1, 2012

Local Field Trip: Salem, MA

After traipsing around Boston for two days, we needed a lazier day. We had planned to head back to Boston to take a ferry to Salem, but it was a dreary day and the ferry times didn't work with our lack of schedule. M and I ended up driving to Salem as the skies got darker and darker. It rained elephants and rhinos for five minutes but turned sunny by the time we parked!

Our first stop was the Salem Witch Museum and M was beside herself.

M had a hat for all occasions.

We took an historical tour of old Salem. It was neat to hear all about the crazy happenings of the town but all the real landmarks are gone so it was like, "over there in that parking lot is where Giles Corey was pressed to death."

Our tour guide in his fancy pants!

The coolest part of Salem is the old graveyard. There are graves from forever ago. Outside the cemetery walls is a memorial for the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. M had to put her hat back on!

I just can't believe that the Salem Witch Trials really happened. People are so crazy!

After the tour, M made me dress up and channel my inner witch. Our witchy selves now live on my refrigerator.

We drove in circles around Salem to find the house from Hocus Pocus. We weren't sure which house was which (and as we live in the dark ages and don't have iPhones to look up random things) we took pictures of every white house with black shudders we saw (and in Salem there were a lot).

Before the light left, we moseyed down to the waterfront to explore.

The Friendship...quite apropos.

We trespassed visited the House of Seven Gables after hours.

As it got dark, we grabbed our umbrellas from the car and walked the pier towards the lighthouse. It didn't matter that it was raining...I will walk any pier any time...especially if there is a lighthouse at the end. 

Before we headed home, we ate homemade gelato at a coffee shop across the street from:

Read about A & M's other adventures here:

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