CAN SIT AND ENJOY A COLD SAM ADAMS.
this bar's window.
YOU KNOW THE FAIRY TALE LADY,
(Note: I'm not just assuming this is her, there was actually a plaque next to this grave that told me so...)
STAND IN OPPOSITION. AND, DANNY DOING JUST THAT. :)
HERE ARE THE OLD STONE STREETS IN DOWNTOWN. THIS IS OUTSIDE PAUL REVERE'S HOUSE. AS ONE OLD GUY NEXT TO ME APTLY PUT IT, "I WOULDN'T WANT TO WALK DOWN THIS STREET DRUNK!" WORD.
HERE IS PAUL REVERE'S STATUE, WITH THE STEEPLE BEHIND HIM THAT HELD THE LANTERNS ("ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA"). THIS CHURCH IS STILL AN ACTIVE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, VERY COOL.
Our sightseeing curiosity satisfied, we headed back to the hotel and then out to Jacob Wirth, a delicious German restaurant, where we loaded up on jagerschnitzel and apple streudel.
The next morning, we got up super early so we could catch the train to go up north. I took too long fixing my hair, so we literally stepped on the train as it was rolling away. Phew! One hour north took us to Rockport, a quaint seaside town, where we had a great breakfast and took in the sights.
HERE WE ARE AT BREAKFAST.
THE HAAH-BAH (harbor)
MY FOLKS; ME AND MOMMA
IT DOESN'T GET ANY MORE QUAINT THAN THIS.
ROCKPORT LOOKS LIKE IT IS STRAIGHT OUT OF A MOVIE OR A NOVEL.
WE THEN HIT THE TRAIN TO HEAD DOWN TO SALEM. HOME OF THE WITCHES. WHAT A COOL PLACE.
MY MOM AND I BEING WITCHES IN FRONT OF THE SALEM WITCH MUSEUM. AT LEAST, WE WERE DOING WHAT WE THINK WITCHES MIGHT DO WHEN THEY PUT A SPELL ON SOMEBODY. HAHA
CROW HAVEN CORNER, THE HOME OF LAURIE, THE "OFFICIAL WITCH OF SALEM" WHERE SHE MIXES UP HER POTIONS AND HERBS. I AM NOW THE PROUD OWNER OF A LOVE POTION (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT) THAT I AM TO CARRY ON ME AT ALL TIMES, TO BRING MY PURE LOVE TO ME (LOL). SUPER COOL PLACE.
Next up was the House of Seven Gables, which is what inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel of the same name. Old house, cool hidden staircase, lots of old trinkets and furniture. All in all, a neat little historic place.
I'M KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, AND HERE ALSO IS A PICTURE OF MY FOLKS AND ME IN THE GARDENS OVERLOOKING THE HAAHBAH (HARBOR).
Back on the train to head into downtown Boston for St. Patrick's Day festivities. We ate at the amazing Union Oyster House, where we had chowder and lobster. It was excellent.
AFTER MUCH ST. PATRICK'S DAY CHEER (AND BEER), WE CAUGHT MOMMA HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH A STATUE. SHE'S SUCH A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY. THE FUNNY THING IS, HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS REALLY LISTENING TO HER.
GREAT TRIP. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BWOSTON!
Till next time. XO Dana