Halloween is in full swing here in Boston and we have two parties down with another 2 or 3 to go. With the the party and trick-or-treat count so high, I’m feeling really great about my decision to have pajamas as the base of our family’s costumes this year (pictures coming soon, promise!).
On Saturday morning we drove up to Salem, Massachusettes, home of the historic witch trials, for a little Halloween adventuring with friends. I’d recommend visiting Salem in October, but sometime before Halloween weekend. If you do go Halloween weekend, definitely go in the morning because by the time we drove out at 1 pm it was a MADHOUSE!
We spent our first chunk of time wandering Essex street, seeing the witch trial memorial, and doing quite a bit of people watching. But, grown women dressed as witches and people in haunting costumes isn’t really our thing so we wandered down to the wharf and over the the House of Seven Gables (the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel, Scarlet Letter). It was a quick trip and I’m excited to go back and spend more time taking tours, visiting museums, and just enjoying the town with a twentieth of the people in it. The local police man told us they were expecting 100,000 people to visit Salem that Saturday!
Here’s a few more pictures:
^In case you needed a broom…
^that face accurately describes what Lincoln thought of all the adults in costume
^Adelaide waving at EVERYONE (and rocking Lincoln’s old boat shoes because I COULD NOT find her shoes that morning)
^the historic wharf ^the kids were over it by the time I got a group picture 😛 But at least the adults were having fun 🙂