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A Visit to Salem

Last weekend, my friend Lyndsay and I drove to Massachusetts for a wedding! Two of our good friends from college were getting married! The wedding venue was only 20 minutes from Salem, a place we’d both been wanting to visit. We met my sister and her husband at Gulu Gulu cafe for lunch and drinks. I got the nitro cold brew coffee–it was so good. It looks just like a stout!

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We only had about an hour to check out the Witch City. As you probably know, Salem is famous for the Salem Witch Trials back in 1692. Everyone remembers reading The Crucible in school, right? The building below is the last standing structure from the Witch Trials era. It was home to the judge of the trials.

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After wandering around the streets of Salem a little bit more, Lyndsay and I went back to our hotel in Peabody. We took a Lyft car to the wedding in Danvers, which was amazing. I’m so annoyed that the Albany area doesn’t have Uber or Lyft services yet. It would be super convenient for times like these. Anyway, the wedding venue was incredible!

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It was such a gorgeous evening. Congrats to my friends Melissa and Nico!

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The next morning, Lyndsay and I decided to take advantage of the nice day and head back into Salem to explore some more. We hit some witch shops, saw a witch trials reenactment, got a tour of the Witch Dungeon, and then stopped at the Burying Point, the oldest cemetery in Salem. Inside are the graves of a Mayflower pilgrim and witchcraft trial judge John Hathorne.

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It was very eerie in there. I can’t believe how old these gravestones are. After wandering around the cemetery, we walked to the Salem Beer Works for lunch, heading home afterward.

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