We flew into Boston EARRRRRLY (OMG early) Wednesday morning.  We promptly rented a car and hightailed it out of town.  First stop – Salem.  Salem is a short 25-30 min drive from Boston.  We stayed at the historic Hawthorne Hotel.  Built in the early 20’s this hotel has a history of ghosts and the TV show Bewitched filmed a few episodes.  Checking out the Bewitched statue!

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We popped in a few of the antique shops and walked around the main part of town.  Our hotel was pretty centrally located so you can walk all over quite easily.  We checked out a cemetery in town where many of the stones dated back to the 1600’s.  We also checked out the memorial for the victims of the Salem witch trials.

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We turned in pretty early Wednesday night because we had been up since 3 am.  Thursday morning as we were getting ready to leave, Julie told us she had a ghost visit her bathroom – the toilet paper was folded.  Maybe she had a maid ghost!

Thursday we headed to Sturbridge and checked out the antique shops in town.  I found a novelty print dress that is too big for me but I’m hoping my seamstress can work magic and make it fit.

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Thursday night we went out to dinner with Julie’s brother Kevin and his wife Julie (stay with me now – we have sister Julie and wife Julie haha).  We went to a great seafood place called Sturbridge Seafood.  I had some delicious salmon, Lucas had fish tacos, Kevin had oysters, shrimp, clam chowder and lobstah rolls (he just covered all his bases in one shot) and Julie had a whole lobstah – poor little guy with fixings – corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, etc. We were full!  We swung by the preparty for a bit and headed to bed.

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Stay tuned for our trip to Old Sturbridge Village.

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