Here’s a tip — if you’re not into crowds of weirdly dressed people, witches, and all things sort of haunted and magical, avoid Salem, MA during October when they have their month-long ‘festival’ of all things haunted and witchy. We were there on Friday Oct 21, right in the middle of it all, but fortunately, NOT on a weekend day when I believe the crowds are massive. It was interesting hearing about the Puritans and the witch trials while on the drive to Salem, and visiting the cemetery in town, but as far as the main streets in town went, I found it over-commercialised to the max. But hey, that’s me — I’ve never been one for street fairs, or buying trinkety stuff, so I found it interesting, but was done with it after an hour or so. We had three hours there.
Best thing was that I had lunch at a place that had poutine on the menu. I’ve never had poutine and friends have raved about it, so it was about time I tried it. The server said theirs wasn’t the Canadian variety, but I tried it anyway and it was good. The poutine I had was made with french fries, cheese curds, but instead of gravy it had a lovely spicy mess of pulled pork on top. It was very unhealthy, but damn, it tasted good! 😉
Tonight we’re back in Boston for a group dinner at an old public house.
Some of my photos from today; the rest are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/albums/72157674088359351