It's late on a Wednesday night as I write this. My little pit pup Syd is already cozied up in bed next to Wes and as always I will be the last one in bed. I want to share some info about our recent day trip to Salem, MA. Wes and I love finding towns to explore, and being in New England gives us lots of quaint little places to choose from. Day trips don't always need to be jam-packed with sightseeing either. On our most recent trips, Wes and I have spent the majority of our time just taking things in and enjoying each other's company. We like to look at these trips as a way to spend more time together outside of our daily routine.
Last weekend, as all you Boston readers will know, was incredibly warm. I got a little over excited and decided to wear shorts on this day trip (big mistake). While Boston's weather was bright and sunny, we forgot to take into account how fickle New England weather can be. Unfortunately Salem was about 10 degrees cooler and overcast so needless to say our little day trip didn't last as long as we had originally hoped.
BUT, it was definitely still worth the trip. It's about an hour drive outside of Boston with no traffic (naturally, I fell asleep in the car so my estimate may be a tad off), and there are lovely things to do and see in Salem. Wes and I kept our trip short and sweet. After a quick walk about downtown Salem area, we made our way to the waterfront to enjoy the weather and snap some pics. At that point we were starving and decided to stop by the "Sea Level Oyster Bar". Their beer selection was on point and although I am not a diehard fan of fried food (I'm more of a fish taco connoisseur), I can admit when a fried cod sandwich is seriously on point- I would definitely recommend it.
Post-beer and seafood, Wes and I made our way towards the House of Seven Gables. I won't bore you with the details but you can learn more here.
At that point we were cold and still stuffed from our delicious seafood that we ended up heading home early. Regretfully, we ended up not stopping by the Peabody Essex Museum. But that will be for another time, and maybe it will be warmer next time!