Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Salem is Something

Emily and I had such a fun adventure on Sunday! We drove up to Salem to walk around and take tons of pictures. The weather was perfect and we had a nice time wondering around the town. It was nice and quiet, especially since the Halloween rush is over for the year.
 We spent some time in the historic district, lots of cobble stone streets, old stores, and brick facades.
There were tons of funky stores and sights. Lots of eccentric personalities walking about and some leftover sights and signs from the Halloween holiday. 
Of course, in Salem, there is not a shortage of anything witch related. Some is tastefully done and some is a wee bit tacky...
We also walked around the gorgeous old neighborhood next to the historic square. We first stopped off at the Witch House. It was the house of the man who led the witch hunts in the 17th century. I love the 310 1/2 placard - reminds me of Platform 9 3/4! 
Then we walked over to the Derby Wharf. I just love being out by the water and had a fun time walking out to the tip of the wharf.
I found tons of sea glass that was washing up during the hurricane and by the time I got to the lighthouse I had a pocket full!
Such a fun day! Emily and I had such a fun time walking around, taking pictures, and exploring Salem! I'm super thankful that I had the stamina to spend over 3 hours on my feet having fun, too!

15 thoughts on the matter:

Secret Mom Thoughts said... {Reply}

I want to visit Salem. Nice shots of the town.

Deanna said... {Reply}

Looks like you had a fun, fun time. What an interesting place and what history. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Have to put this on my bucket list.

Kathy said... {Reply}

SUCH a cool town! I fell in love with it waaaaaay back in the day when I saw a "Bewitched" episode that took place in Salem. How weird is THAT??!!?? haha.

Karen @ away for the weekend said... {Reply}

I live so near to Salem, but have only been a couple of times. Looks like a fun trip!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Never did get to Salem when we visited OR, but hope to next time we're there. I just had a visit with a friend who just moved to Eugene, so I see myself visiting OR one of these days. :)

Emily S said... {Reply}

What a fun trip! I've read plenty about Salem, so it's fun to see some pictures to match it up with!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

I love all the history, such a beautiful place. And the sea glass, wish I had a pocket full of that too! ; )

So glad you were able to make it for those three hours, sounds like you are getting better!! yeah!

Susan said... {Reply}

I've never been to Salem; I should go. Looks like a great place to visit. I love your water images and that bicycle shot-that's my fave.

Mary said... {Reply}

What a great picture tour of Salem. Love the water, light house, and pocket full of sea glass.

Sharon said... {Reply}

Your photos make me want to visit Salem -- I've been close (in Boston) but never made it to Salem. Love the idea of the sea glass!

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

How fun! I have ways wanted to go there!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Oh you are making me regret so much that we didn't visit Salem when we were out there. Boo for us. Thanks for sharing♥
Laurie

MG Atwood said... {Reply}

Oh I would love to visit the "other" Salem. Witches and that part of our history was a sad time. Ignorance. I love getting sea glass too. What do you do with yours?

Renae said... {Reply}

I missed this post somehow. urgh, don't cha just hate when that happens?

I love the sneakers shot the most. Salem is a very interesting place of some backward minded people.

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

How fun!! I really want to travel to Mass. and poke around there. Must be so much cool stuff to see.