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Fall Foliage, Day 34 - Salem, Massachusetts

On our way out this morning, we met our neighbors, Karen and Steve, who are also from Texas. We had a nice chat about dealing with the low temperatures in an RV, then headed out to Salem.

I maybe should have done a little more research first to re-calibrate my expectations, because I was thinking Salem witch trials, week before Halloween, old-fashioned/original houses with town square with stocks in the middle…”

And that’s definitely not what we saw. Salem was a pretty nice town as far as towns go, but it was not quite what I was expecting.

Christian had done the research for the must-see sites, so we started off at the Peabody Essex Museum. They had a nice collection of maritime, American, and Asian art (sculptures, paintings, carvings, furniture).

Now I want to go on a cruiseNow I want to go on a cruise

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Christian went on a furniture scavenger hunt with the coffee table bookChristian went on a furniture scavenger hunt with the coffee table book

They also had an exhibit about Strandbeests (including two that you could walk). When originally created, each strandbeest is capable of walking by itself on a beach, completely mechanically (i.e. no robotics or electronics).

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After a quick scone-snack, we had dinner at Life Alive in Salem.

Sufi Poet saladSufi Poet salad

Udon Miso Masterful bowlUdon Miso Masterful bowl

I pulled Christian into the patisserie next door to ogle the macarons and grab a chocolate croissant, then we walked around a little before going back to the park.


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