I love the way that Natasha details her trips - she calls it the good, bad, and ugly! I hope she doesn't mind me completely using this idea on my blog to detail this vacation; however, I will change it to the great, good, bad and ugly, just to put a more me spin on it! Thanks for this idea Natasha! The video details most of the sites of our three day weekend, but here is a list view of the things that made our trip a lot of fun!
The great: My favorite moment was the over all fun experience we had within the town of Salem. It was almost like being in a fair, except in the middle of a town. I'm not sure how it is the rest of the year, but the Halloween in Salem is a blast and a perfect fall getaway! Here are a few things we enjoyed:
Salem Witch Museum
Random people in costumes.
The Witch House
The good: My mom is such a great genealogist. She has spent hundreds if not thousands of hours putting together her ancestral line. Years ago she sent a movie to us called Three Sovereigns for Sarah, about three sisters who were all accused of being witches during the 1692 witch trials. Sarah Cloyce, Rebecca Nurse, and Mary Etsy somehow have been connected through our genealogy lines as being related to us. It was really neat being able to document with photos their monument separated into a bench for each witch that was hanged and the one that was crushed to death during the trials.
The tour was a lot of fuN! We stopped off before the tour to a few landmarks, but didn't get to make it out to Lexington/Concord. The leaves were absolutely crazy beautiful through VT and NH!
The bad: We didn't realize that a lot of the museums were so crowded during this Halloween season that they only will let you in with a tour. We paid for the seven gables home, but didn't get to go in because it conflicted with bedtime! We'll have to plan this better next time. We had a few tantrums, because of late nights, and the drive back seemed to take - forever!
The ugly: We made the mistake of mentioning to the girls that these three sisters were related to us - it caused them much concerned, especially Nini - she couldn't quite understand that she they were ancestors. She seemed to think they were an immediate relation recently lost. She still brings it up - poor thing.