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Non Witchy Salem

Non Witchy Salem

“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” ― Arthur Miller, The Crucible   Salem is definitely known for being one of the major sites of witchcraft hysteria in North America, but there is much much more to this lovely city than just 1692. Here are a few ideas of things to go check out if you find yourself in “Witch City!”   Street Murals Thanks to the shipping trade, there are a ton of large…

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Monarch Migrations

Monarch Migrations

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” ~George Carlin Humans aren’t the only ones in North America who travel south for the winter. Right now, most of the East Coast is in the midst of a huge migration in preparation for the winter: monarch butterflies. Beginning in September and October, the eastern/northeastern populations travel from Canada all the way down to central Mexico! They will overwinter there, like many other snowbirds, and then start…

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Spooky Boston

Spooky Boston

Spooky.  Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Boston… Historic? YES. Confusing to drive through? YES. Spooky? Nope…Salem gets that crown. But never fear, Boston has two really unique spooky spots that not a lot of people know about if you are willing to search them out off the beaten path. Warren Anatomical Museum Years ago, putting skeletons and casts of genetic oddities on display was thought of as the normal thing to do….

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The Sunflowers of Newbury

The Sunflowers of Newbury

Sunflowers are one of the last types to bloom and definitely are a herald of summer’s last days. Cooler weather and early sunsets are on their way! Colby Farm in Newbury, MA has been using these beautiful flowers to make a carpet of yellow every fall for the last 12 years. People travel from all over New England and even the Northeast to catch a glimpse of them! Luckily, this year we had a good amount of rain and pleasant…

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Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams

Unlike last year, this summer was cool, a bit rainy, and chock full of activities. This year, we managed to find this amazing fish at an antique shack on the Cape See Botticelli’s Venus Collect more shells that I might know what to do with Countless trips on the ferry to and from work Winning tons of tickets at the local arcade Kayaking a bunch of times throughout the state Hiking even more mountains and surviving 😉 Getting one of…

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Last year, we didn’t get out to kayak at all. The heat was so bad and the timing never worked out. This year, we decided to change that! Since this was our first trip, we decided to do something fairly easy. Luckily, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided us a great place to launch our kayaks from in Newbury, MA: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. There are two different “water trails” laid out in the marsh, both taking between 2…

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! Have fun celebrating tonight, especially if you end up going to Salem, MA! Dry up your tears surviving friends Mourn not for me, but for your sins! Die unto sin, but live to God! The grave must soon be your abode.

The King Tide hits Boston

The King Tide hits Boston

If you’ve ever been to Boston, then this image might confuse and worry you! Normally, the end of Long Wharf is covered with people watching boats, reading books, or hanging out with friends. It is one of the most popular places in the downtown area. Recently, though, there was a new-ish visitor: a King Tide. A King Tide is also often called a Spring Tide and means that it is going to be higher than normal. And these ones definitely…

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The Old Stones of New Salem

The Old Stones of New Salem

While others might go in search of ghosts during the month of October, we usually can be found in other places…though no less spooky: historic burial grounds and cemeteries. Luckily, New England is chock full of old stones!   There are 3 general designs being used during this time period: The winged death’s-head which began as very ornate and then became less elaborate. The winged cherub, which looks like a much more pleasant version of the death’s-head. Finally, somewhere near…

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Fantastical Beasts

Fantastical Beasts

Ever wanted to ride a hawk or a lobster? On the Greenway of Boston, you can!  All of the seat choices on this carousel are native to the area: lobsters, cod fish, fox, squirrels, grasshoppers, skunks, and more! Know before you go: Tickets cost $3 per ride and cash, credit cards, or debit cards are accepted. Hours during the fall are Friday ~> Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

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