SALEM

WE DECIDED TO VENTURE TO SALEM, MA FOR HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR. SINCE EVERY HOTEL IN SALEM WAS BOOKED ABOUT A YEAR IN ADVANCE, WE STAYED JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY. IT WORKED OUT WELL THOUGH, BECAUSE THE TOWN OF SALEM IS MAYHEM ON HALLOWEEN. OUR FAVORITE BARTENDER, DEB, SAID THEY EXPECTED A TURNOUT OF 70,000 PEOPLE BY HALLOWEEN NIGHT. IT WAS INTERESTING TO SEE THE TOWN COME AS ALIVE AS IT DID, BUT I'M NOT SURE I COULD HANDLE ANOTHER HALLOWEEN THERE. BETWEEN THE WALL TO WALL PEOPLE AND BAR COVERS UP TO $40, IT'S SAFE TO SAY IT'S A BIT OVERRATED. HOWEVER, WE DID RETURN ON SUNDAY TO FIND IT WAS A GHOST TOWN. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SKIPPING HALLOWEEN AND GOING THE DAY AFTER. IT WAS SUNDAY WE ACTUALLY SAW THE TOWN AND IT'S HISTORY. MY FAVORITE MOMENTS OF WEEKEND INCLUDED SCORING THE CORNER SPOT OF THE BAR AT WITCH'S BREW CAFE, TOURING THE WITCH HOUSE, THE DECADENT PULLED PORK MAC AND CHEESE AT IN A PIG'S EYE AND THE ENDLESS (SHAMELESS) SELFIES TAKEN ON STEPH'S GO PRO WHILE BEING EVER SO SLIGHTLY DAY-DRUNK. 

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