Before this turns into a travel blog 😉 , here’s the final run-down of my amazing trip to Massachusetts!
A Bit More About Salem
Last time I told you a bit about Salem, and mentioned how much more there is to the city than just the Witch Trials. But believe me, Salem doesn’t ignore its witchy past, and neither does anyone else. Parts of the movie Hocus Pocus were filmed there, as well as an episode of the television series Bewitched.
I was especially impressed with Salem’s memorial to the victims of the 1692 witch frenzy, in which so many people were accused of witchcraft and killed because of it. The Witch Trials Memorial is a peaceful, quiet place, done with dignity and respect.
If you’ve never been to Salem, I urge you to put it on your list of Must-See places. And don’t forget to stop by Red’s for breakfast. However, it would be best if you didn’t eat for a couple of days beforehand. When they tell you the pancakes there are as big as your head, they’re not kidding!
It’s Boston, Baby!
On Friday we got up early and headed into Boston. Not only were we hoping to run into Jimmy Page, I was researching parts of the city since several chapters of Sister Golden Hair take place there. I fell right smack dab in love with Boston, even if it did turn cold and rainy and make my hair frizz and I ended up wearing a large red lobster on my chest. The Boston Common and the Public Garden are both wonderful, beautiful places, especially in May when everything starts to bloom.
After our two amazing days in the city, Stephanie and I kicked around the island of Nahant and then in the gorgeous town of Marblehead. And yes, since we were running on very little sleep and still high from our encounter with the charming and gorgeous Mr. Page and Mr. Halfin, we got a little silly. 🙂 I swear, I feel like I’ve known Steph my whole life, and I think the pictures her daughter caught of us show it!
Wish I Was There
All my life I’d heard of the beauty of New England, but nothing I’d heard could have prepared me for the reality of how beautiful it really is. I will be going back there, because our Rock Star Adventures curtailed some of the things we wanted to do. (Totally worth it, though!) As I sit here writing this, I can still feel the breeze coming off the Atlantic and smell the ocean, and I miss it.
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