10 August 2010

More New England in the Summer time...

Right now I am wishing we were still there enjoying some of that nice weather. And one of those yummy lobster rolls...hmmm...guess I better make some breakfast soon. I found out what I will need to recreate the special hot dog buns that are used all over Massachusetts and Maine for the various foodie items we sampled. It is a special pan that I can order from King Arthur if they had them in stock but since they don't, I will get one from Amazon from American Pan, made in Pittsburgh which is a plus since the Steelers are big in this house. Then we will see if I can make a bun as good as the ones we sampled with our dogs up east.

Anyway, back to our fantastic trip. We flew into Boston arriving at 12:45 am due to delays in Houston-town. Never fails when flying out of Houston we get delayed for at least an hour on the takeoff. No big deal because I napped and then finished reading my Pride and Prejudice and Zombie book that I've been trying to get to since last Fall. When we got in to Boston, we got our car and drove directly to Salem. We stayed at the Salem Inn- actually their Peabody House- pronounced kind of funny- you say it real fast and in one syllable- not in three like we do here in Texas. The next morning we took the trolley and checked out the town, went to the city hall, and found Winter Island http://www.salemweb.com/winterisland/ where we decided to have our ceremony.

Over the next three days we toured Salem and Boston with Kris's Mom and her brother and his family. We had a wonderful time being tourists. We went to the House of Seven Gables http://www.7gables.org/, the Jonathon Corwin House also known as the Witch House http://www.salemweb.com/witchhouse/,  the beautiful Friendship http://www.salemweb.com/frndship/, and had a funky Chop Suey sandwich at the boardwalk in Salem Willows http://www.salemweb.com/willows/. Now that was an interesting taste sensation! Here are a few pics:

The Friendship

At the House of Seven Gable's.

The Witch House

View of Boston from the Salem Ferry
We toured Boston on Sunday and walked all over following the Freedom Trail http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/. Lots of historical places to see like Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church. Of course I was fascinated with the old cemeteries and explored them with Seamus trying to see who could find the oldest tombstone. Kris's brother called us ghoulies. Hmpf. Don't think so!

More pics:

One of our haunts.

In front of Paul Revere house.

Statue of Paul Revere in back of Old North Church

Copp's Hill

And I found this sweet 2-legged feeding the pigeons with a bag of day old bread.

Check out the size of that bread bag!

And this made me laugh:

That's bread!
We had lunch at a lovely old world Italian restaurant, celebrated family with a glass of vino and then I bought a funny hat!

It was wonderful touring with the family but all good things must come to an end and we ferried back to Salem to get a good nights sleep.

Peabody House

Stay posted because there is more to come. I'll leave you with one of my favorite things I found in Salem that made me a little bit homesick for my Bentman and other four-legged's....

Who would have known the Bentman had a street named for him!
Be back soon. Hope ya'll are having a great week!

Karen Raye


  1. Wow Bentley fancy haveing a street named after you!

    Our hooman is drooling at the thoughts of lobster rolls! The trip looks fabulous with all the pictures and info (which she needs time to read yet).

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  2. What a fun trip and beautiful too! You have us wanting a lobster roll too!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Jsut describing it isn't enough. You have to enunciate it to be effective. We stayed at the PBudee house : )

  4. Great pictures. Looks like a wonderful trip you had!
    Love the pic of the dog eating the bread!

  5. What a fun trip! Thanks for posting photos.

  6. Woof! Woof! FUN FUN FUN Beautiful trip. Golden Thanks for your Birthday Wishes. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. What a great trip you had, and so many interesting things to see! Was the Potty house nice?? Like it didn't smell or anything right?? Please tell Bentley I'm a little jealous a street was named after him, but then, he does deserve it....

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade

  8. Looks sunny and beautiful! We worked in the Adirondacks last winter and took a trip to Boston - When we visited it was 14 degrees with blistering wind so needless to say the Freedom Trail was quick and COLD COLD cold.... love the picture from the ferry- always a favorite thing of ours to do in any new city - really gives you great viewpoints without being so touristy. Glad to have stumbled upon your blog and looking forward to following your adventures :)

  9. Thanks for popping by my blog and following, I'm following you back, you sure had a nice holiday, mom loves light houses so that photo caught her eye, I myself like the hat you got!!
    See Yea George you new furiend xxx

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