September in Salem
Graveyard shots because we're weird like that. Nothing I love more than an ancient New England graveyard.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I often go gallivanting around New England on fridays while the kids are in school. It is so much fun, and so freeing, not to think about what would appeal to the kids, something that is usually always in the forefront of a parent's mind.
One of our favorite places to go on a date is Salem, Massachusetts. We can get there in under an hour and it is my happy place. I can't help but smile when we are in Salem. And I will probably post photos of Salem on here so often that you may grow weary of them. Sorry, but the place is just so photogenic!
I'm in love with all the brick in this old and mysterious town.
Beautiful Chestnut Street.
It happened to be a rainy day when we went last month, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits. We strolled through the Old Burial Point, which was extra moody on a day like that, and there is nothing so wonderful as a moody and spooky cemetery. Then we walked Chestnut St, something we wouldn't have done with the kids along. We toured a stunning old mansion and walked the cobblestones.
We love Derby Square!
Old Town Hall
Salem is a town like no other. It's wonderful mix of the spooky and our nation's seafaring history and wealth. They have really taken the witch trails and created a Disneyland type atmosphere of that grim part of our history. It can be a little kitschy and over-the-top, but I must admit that I do love it. They've created this wonderland of monsters and creatures and witches, but don't forget the stunning places like Chestnut St and The House of Seven Gables or Pickering Wharf or The Peabody Essex Museum. There are other things for those whose taste leans away from the macabre. It is the embodiment of all the things I love, and I can't wait to go back this month. It is the city wide Haunted Happenings, afterall. October is Salem's prime season. It is when grown adults feel free to prance around in costumes and pointy witch hats adorn nearly every head. We plan to go at least twice this month, and I can't wait!