Friday, October 29, 2010


Our first little side trip was down to Salem Massachusetts for some good old fashion witch hunting. Salem is about30 minutes out of Boston, and it is honestly comprised of about 50% witchcraft shops. What I wasn´t sure of though, however, is whether it is the same year round, or if it gets especially Salemy during the month of October. Regardless, it was a great way to spend an October day. We spent the day going to haunted houses, museums, and even a haunted play. The majority of the day was spent just taking in the haunted sites that the city has to offer.

In Salem, even the squirrels are haunted!

Walking through town, we came across several wretched looking witches!

Not to mention the odd pirate or two!

And several haunted houses as well.

It´s not until the sun comes down when the freaks come out.

So we took a trip to the ´Bunghole´and picked up some bottles of magic ´fireball´potion to ward off the chills down our spine!

After the fireball, the b.. I mean witches then finished the night with a few potions and we were on our way back to Boston to escape persecution!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bean Town

The first stop on our trip (after a great farewell visit with Tyrone´s family in Bellingham and Seattle) was Boston (a.k.a. Bean Town) to visit with our good friend Verity. We were both surprised at how beautiful the city of Boston is. We were expecting lots of skyscrapers and people, but were greeted with quaint neighbourhoods full of beautiful buildings and fall foliage.

Many of you who think of Boston think of cream donuts, Red Socks and Cheers. We unfortunately did not eat a single Boston cream donut during our visit, nor did we see a baseball game; however, we did go "where everybody knows your naaaame... and you`re always glad you caaaaame!" That`s right - Cheers! Yet no one knew our names and the food was crap, so we were only partially glad we went... the beer was beer, so that was nice! And we had great company, as we were joined by Verity and her good friend and neighbour, Jeff.

Umm.. Cheers!?

Also close to Boston is Cambridge, the home of Mr. John Harvard himself (below).

The Harvard campus is absolutely stunning in autumn, but we couldn´t enjoy its full potential, as it started to rain the very second we got off the train!

Really smart guy above.

More really smart people.

Really smart building...

Above is part of the Boston Commons park.

Below, we stumbled upon an entrance for general hookers... we couldn´t find where the extraordinary ones went...
And then we realized that Hooker was just a name give to an unfortunate, albeit revered, General.

Boston is a gorgeous city that is definitely worth a visit if you haven´t been! Thanks for having us Verity!