|Plymouth Rock Ravillion|
|Mona and the Mayflower|
4 feet, set under a little pavilion of columns. There’s not a lot to it, but it’s pretty cool to see the rock we’ve heard about all our lives. A little to the north of the rock is a replica of the Mayflower which we toured. Amazing that 102 people lived on this tiny boat for 9 weeks. Afterwards, we did the walking tour of Plymouth….seeing the memorial park, the grist mill and several old homes.
|Witches Literally Everywhere!|
Salem was our destination and we quickly checked into the hotel and began our walking tour.
This city is typical of the other seaports we’ve seen, but with a decidedly different twist. Witches. Witches. Witches. Everywhere you look you see witchy things…signs, shops, museums…all about witches. We walked through much of the downtown area, visiting a couple of witch shops and two museums. We learned how the witch frenzy was widespread throughout New England back in 1692 …over 150 arrested for witchcraft. Twenty of them were executed here all in Salem. Also, three dogs were tortured and executed as familiars.
At 8 PM we joined up with the Ghost Tour of Salem. Our guide walked us through the dark streets to points of interest including cemeteries and homes where murders had occurred. There was also a stop at a church where they had built an addition to the church on top of a cemetery. They took the headstones and incorporated them into the interior masonry of the church walls.
The tour ended up with a visit to the home where Captain John White was murdered in 1830. This murder story and the home served as the basis for the game of Clue and the lead pipe and the knife were actually the murder weapons!
|The Home that Inspired Clue|