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September 01, 2022, Thursday, Salem, Massachusetts Part II

Salem, Massachusetts Part II JTH Steps 10,168 From Nathaniel Hawthorne's house we steered ourselves toward the Salem Witches Museum . We had about a 10 minute walk and followed the map with no problem. The building was originally a church and I would like to look up the history of the church at some point. Some of the reviews talk about how "cheesy" this museum is and I agree the beginning part is, but the important part is the narration at the beginning of the tour. It walks through the main events that happened. I didn't realize the witch trials were only from  February 1692 and May 1693. The red circle photo below is on the floor of the front part of the museum and is lit from underneath. Very cool to see all the names of the people that were executed. Mary Easty is somehow connected to Barry's family but I don't know how. I need to help him through an investigation of the relationship....that would be so much fun to research!                              

September 01, 2022, Thursday, Salem, Massachusetts Part I

Salem, Massachusetts Part 1 JTH Steps 10,168 The Salem Ferry it was bigger than I thought it was going to be       Today we went to Salem via Ferry. The first ferry left at 9:30 so we decided to walk down to Starbucks, get a coffee and pastry. We sat in an area with tables and again enjoyed the view, we can't get enough of it. It was a beautiful day and we couldn't have been more lucky. The ferry ride was about an hour to Salem and follows the shore. You also can see the ship lanes marked by buoys all along the route. Even though it was morning everyone on the ship was in shorts and short sleeves. The entire trip we could see huge houses along the coastline. They must get hammered during a storm. I can't even imagine.                                                                                      Deck we waited for our ferry while enjoying our Starbucks. Look how clean it is! Even the littles were in short sleeves it was so nice              Coastline view all the way