Vacations

From Boston to Salem!

5:18 PMDollie Simpson

-Continued from our New England Shake-Up Series- 

Before it gets too late I wanted to share more from our trip to Boston. We stayed in Boston after The New England Shake-Up. We had a little apartment there, but no car. So we took public transport everywhere. It ended up raining most of the time, which meant we were lugging around everything we had in the rain. It was an adventure for sure! 


To get out of the rain we ate at a nice restaurant on the water for lunch. We had a great view of the shore, but got to stay dry. 


After lunch we had tickets to take the ferry from Boston to Salem. Even though there was a storm, the boat was still sailing. We didn't know it, but we were in for quite a ride! It was definitely the craziest boat ride I have ever been on, and Zack was sitting there white knuckled while holding on to the table in front of us. The other people on the boat where screaming, half from fear and half from fun. It's hard to explain, I guess you had to be there! 


After we safely arrived in Salem we met our friends Amber and Bob. We headed straight to Modern Millie to see my friend Queenie. I ended up buy waaaayyy too much. Gah! 


After a bit of shopping we checked into our "haunted" hotel room at The Hawthorne. I had stayed here when I visited last year, so I knew it was a cute little place. Amber, Bob and Zack loved it too. 


Then we walked around the town a little bit and found a place for dinner- The Gulu Gulu Cafe. They had the best craft beers and build your own crepes. 


After dinner we met up with more friends for the Spellbound ghost tour. It was the same tour I took last year, but I really wanted to do it again. The host, Dr. Vidka, is awesome! 


Dr. Vidka took us to one of the home of Evelyn Corbin who was murdered by the Boston Strangler, and the gymnasium where they filmed my favorite halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. Speaking of Halloween, this was the first time I had visited Salem during October and it was awesome! They had Halloween stuff up everywhere, even though it was still early in the month. It is like a real life Halloween town. Do you see the orb above Amber's head? That may be energy captured on camera! 


My favorite story that Dr. Vidka tells on the tour is about the bar located next to the second oldest gravesite in America. The bar is right next to the gravesite, but slightly lower and shares a common stone wall. The story goes that one night the police got a frantic call that the wall had collapsed and dead bodies were spilling into the bar. But when the police got there, the wall was intact and everyone in the bar was hysterical and looked as though they had seen a ghost! They never did figure out what happened that night. So of course you know we had to go get a drink at that bar after the tour. While there we also sang some karaoke and my poor singing sent a few more dead bodies to that gravesite!  

The next post will be of our final day in Salem when we went to the House of Seven Gables!

XOXO
Dollie

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