The Crucible, the Salem Witch Trials, Cotton Mather, Nathaniel Hawthorne . . . Salem is an English teacher’s dream: History on every corner and an atmosphere that, if you can for a moment suspend your disbelief, at times hearkens back to centuries past. We spent the day there on Sunday, soaking in the last vestiges of warmth and enjoying the bustling atmosphere as the town paid homage to its signature holiday–Halloween. We popped into the New England Pirate Museum, then roamed an historic cemetery.
Though our dinner plans were foiled due to a power outage at our favorite restaurant, we found sustenance at a nearby sandwich shop and made the best of our lengthy ride home–talking, singing, and just relaxing. Though Salem’s unfortunate past and energetic present each radiate drama in their own way, our visit was anything but dramatic. It was a lovely, easy afternoon with family–a day replete with a sweetness the likes of which even Cotton Mather would have to approve.
If you would like to see the photo album from our day trip to Salem, please click on the following link: