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Sunday, September 2, 2007


We went to Salem

We had no desire to tour the witch stuff, but last time we went to Boston, I wanted to see the House of Seven Gables, but we didn't have enough time.

The house is in Salem. Right before we went to MA, I watched The Crucible. It is an amazing movie though I don't know if I would recommend it freely. Anyway, we went and we basically did the House, and the (Henry) Derby Market. The Market was charming, though had entirely too many witch/magic shops. None of which we went into.

John & Chloe. I am wondering why on earth witches think Salem belongs to them. After all, most of the people killed during the witch trials were Christians. Duh. And truly none were probably were witches if you read history right.

John & I in front of the house. We took the tour. It was mad cool. Did you know, it started with 3 gables. then as the owner got wealthier, it went to 5, then 7. Then hard times caused it to go back to 5. And it stayed at 5, until it become a "museum". Then the new owner didn't think anyone wanted to go see the house with just 5 gables, so she added the other 2 again.

Lance & Samuel in front of the house. The location of the house was right on the water's edge. The original owner was a sea captain. It was so serene and lovely, and the view was stunning. Also, they dragged (though there is a good technical term for this project) Nathaneal Hawthorne's birth home to the same area. It was originally abour 7 or 8 blocks away.

Anyway, it was cool. We are glad we went.

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