I pretend that everyday is going to be the last nice day of autumn. Doing this makes me appreciate every pink and golden sunset, the way the bright like fire foliage has turned rusty, and most importantly sweater weather. Regardless of my work schedule, I try to make as much time as possible to be outside.
Over the summer I spent a few amazing days in Salem and was so excited to return for the fall to see this tiny city in its element. October seemed like an overwhelming time to visit (confirmed by the small shop owners) so my travel buddy, Coors, and I made our way up at the beginning of November. It did not disappoint.
There was still plenty of foliage to enjoy and the weather was ideal for a light jacket. Nothing makes me happier than being able to dress in sweaters and scarves.
We made our way over to The House of Seven Gables first and I have fallen head over heels for Nathaniel Hawthorne. I read The Scarlett Letter in high school, but required reading always made me appreciate stories a little less. I love reading, I just hate being told what I have to read. As we were leaving I bought copies of The Scarlett Letter and The House of Seven Gables, there is something so magical about buying the works of someone while walking through the place they were born over a hundred years earlier.
After our spending spree in The Coven’s Cottage and Haus Witch we ended the day walking down Essex Street. The houses on this road are breathtaking. The Trolley Tour is the first thing you need to do when visiting. The tour pays for itself when you roll down this street and end with The Witch House and The Ropes Mansion (Allison’s house from Hocus Pocus!).
What adventures have you been on this autumn?