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Massachusetts Days 1-3

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Shawn and I see each other twice a year-at Christmas and during the summer. This summer we spent nine days together in Massachusetts.

We spent our first day in Salem. We went to the Peabody Essex Museum, and then the Salem Witch Museum. After visiting the museums, we walked to Old Burying Point Cemetery and wandered around Salem before heading back to our hotel.

The next day we drove to Plymouth to visit Plimouth Plantation, which was one of my favorite things that we did on our trip. First we stopped by the Wampanoag Homesite where Wampanoag people are dressed in native clothing, but they tell their story from a modern perspective.

Then we walked over to the 1627 English village. The 1627 English Village is a re-creation of the small farming town built by English colonists in the midst of the Wampanoag homeland. The people there are costumed role players.

Next we drove to the Mayflower II. It's hard to imagine so many people and belongings on such a tiny ship.

After touring the ship, we walked over to Plymouth Rock, which was originally three times bigger than it is now.

After walking around downtown Plymouth, we drove a few miles to Plymouth Long Beach.

On Day three we took the train to Boston and walked the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. This photo is from the Boston Irish Famine Memorial.

Next we walked around Christopher Columbus Park.

In the afternoon we went on a Duck Tour. The DUCK is a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. We saw 36 Boston sites and at the end of the tour we drove right into the Charles River! The Duck Tour was a great way to see the city. Photo courtesy of

One Response to “Massachusetts Days 1-3”

  1. looks fun! did you, perchance, find the Roanoke colony...? :c)


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