QV2016: Day 3: Salem

22 10 2016

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

Very foggy start to the day. 30 mins after this picture was taken, the fog had lifted to blue skies and a warm sun. Salem harbour area.

Very foggy start to the day. 30 mins after this picture was taken, the fog had lifted to blue skies and a warm sun. Salem harbour area.

Poutine with pulled pork!

Poutine with pulled pork!

I found another long-lost sewer!

I found another long-lost sewer!

I'm sure this was a joke playing on the macabre theme of the Salem's October, but to dress a dog in a 'cadaver dog' vest just seemed really wrong to me. Real cadaver dogs are working dogs with a terrible purpose, so to do this in jest was just wrong.

I’m sure this was a joke playing on the macabre theme of the Salem’s October, but to dress a dog in a ‘cadaver dog’ vest just seemed really wrong to me. Real cadaver dogs are working dogs with a terrible purpose, so to do this in jest was just wrong.

In case you can't read it: No soliciting. We are too broke to buy anything. We already know who we're voting for. We have found Jesus. Seriously, unless you are selling thin mints, please go away! Nobody gets in to see the wizard, not nobody, not no how!

In case you can’t read it: No soliciting. We are too broke to buy anything. We already know who we’re voting for. We have found Jesus. Seriously, unless you are selling thin mints, please go away! Nobody gets in to see the wizard, not nobody, not no how!

 

 


Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: