We went to Salem, Massachusetts yesterday and had a great time. The weather started out terrible--rainy, cold, miserable. Eventually the rain stopped and the sun came out. It was in the 70s, and muggy, but hey, NOT RAINING. :-)
We went to the Salem Witch Museum (very interesting!) and Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery and my daughter and I toured the House of the Seven Gables (the one Hawthorne based the book on) and even climbed the VERY tiny and VERY narrow secret staircase.
That photo above is of my daughter and I at Finz restaurant on Pickering Wharf (I had the most amazing coconut-mango gazpacho with crab and then a really great pan-seared scallop salad with a mango dressing. I like living in Indiana but I MISS SEAFOOD). After walking around Salem all day, the family apparently hadn't had enough walking, LOL, so we zipped over to the North Shore Mall for some power shopping. Okay, the GIRLS did power-shopping. The guys mostly sat and waited for us ;-)
I loved Salem. Loved all the history, all the cute little shops, loved being where The Scarlet Letter was written (one of my favorite books). It was fun.
Off to explore the Vineyard today for a couple days, and no laptop coming with me, so I'll be back later in the week!