Trip to Salem MA

We met up with Julie & Jared before lunch today.  What a great time we had exploring Salem, MA.  They really take the witch thing to some extent.  Apparently as Halloween gets closer they start winding up for the festivities.  All over the town were stores related to witchcraft and people in witch regalia.

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Even this bronze witch that looks remarkably like Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched.

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We were also surprised to learn that Salem MA was the primary merchant port until the mid 1800’s.  When they went away from sails and the boats required deeper drafts, the port was to shallow so they lost out to Boston and NY.

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The Salem custom house.

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Salem is also the birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter.IMG_4601

What would a major port be without a few “Pirates”

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We have a few climbing the wall with a not so vigilant guard down below.  We they had Iphones back then?  Then a couple of them guarding the Pirate Museum Entrance.

We had hotdogs for lunch.  More varieties than I have seen before.  They were great!

Of particular note is that we were introduced to Gelato by Julie and Jared plus some other decadent chocaholic items.  Another great taste treat, it was awesome.

So again we thank Julie and Jared for some great sights, but most of all great time together with family.

Thank you,

“Little boat on the sea,

  I wonder where you might take me.”

“Living The Dream”

   Tammy & Steve

 

 

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