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October 29, 2009 – Day 3

Posted in Salem with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by Janet Glenn

Oh my gawd – Day 3! I walked literally for over 9 hours and I’m so exhausted! I want to tell you that it was worth every step. I took 100s of photos and took 3 tours. The tours were so interesting. Of course, I will share what I’ve learned. I have enough material to last me into next year!

Salem Witch House

Early on I struck out on my own and walked and walked and walked. I found a lot of my friends from MySpace. They have businesses in Salem and they were making tons of money! I’m so happy for them! I have half a mind to get a business of my own up here! And I found the Witch House! This is really the main attraction for me! I can’t believe I’m actually standing here next to it taking pictures. Also, I found the Bewitched Statue that was donated to Salem by TV Land in memory of the Bewitched show that used to come on. The likeness of Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha) was incredible. It looks just like her and I’ve included a larger photo below. I did love that show and it was so nice to see it being recognized in such a manner. Salem Hocus PocusI was also able to get a few pictures of the Witch Memorial and the “The Burying Point” cemetery which I’ve included below. The Cemetery Tour was so up my alley and the things I learned were awesome. Our Tour Guide loves Salem and is a true historian of Salem’s troubled past. I will have much more on the cemetery and the Salem Witch Trials so be looking for it in this Blog. And too, I don’t know if y’all remember me telling you but the movie “Hocus Pocus” is one of my very favorites and it was filmed in Salem. I found many of the locations and there’s “Allison’s House.” Cool? Yup!

Salem Bronze Witch Statue

It was really fun to just walk up and down the pedestrian mall and look at the shops and see the various entertainment. My ultimate favorite was the “Bronze Witch Statue.” She was a scream! I could have watched her for hours and the only thing she did was grunt and kiss at you if you put money in her tip bucket or try to steal your hat, purse or wallet as you walk by. Her performance was brilliant. I will go tomorrow and get some video of her to share.

I do have to take care of something tomorrow for I will be briefly homeless. I need to find another hotel because the Hawthorne’s prices have gone up considerably. They are way over my simple head! As soon as I get settled in somewhere else, I can rest and start getting ready for the Halloween Ball on Halloween night at the Hawthorne. I am so fortunate to be going!

Anyway, I must put my broom away for now and rest. I hope you will enjoy my photos for today. I’ll speak to my spookies soon!

Love to all,
Janet

Salem Bewitched Statute

Salem Old Burying Point

Salem Witches Memorial

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October 28, 2009 – Day 2

Posted in Salem with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2012 by Janet Glenn

Salem Rainy Window

Well, dear ones, day 2 here in Salem was perfect! It rained and stormed and the wind howled all day and all night. The wind whistled around this old hotel making it the perfect setting for a spooky celebration like Halloween! I was so thrilled! I could not have asked for a better place to be on a stormy day!

Bridget Witch Memorial

I did finally decide to brave the storm and go outside and walk the streets of Salem. It was so cold and the wind kept turning my umbrella inside out but I had a purpose in mind. I took along my video camera and I thought what better day than this stormy, dark day to go to the oldest cemetery in Salem and to the Witches Memorial. Unfortunately with all the water and leaves, it was virtually impossible to see all the names at the memorial but nevertheless I did film there. The Old Burying Point Cemetery sits right next to the Witches Memorial but I was unable to enter because of water standing at the entrance. Anyway, I did go on and continued to video as I walked around the streets. Salem is a lovely city and it has so much atmosphere! Of course, I took many photos of Halloween decorations!

When I finally returned to my hotel I was very wet, cold and hungry. My room was quite inviting! I decided to view the videos I just took and I am NOT good at shooting video! The videos were good as far as the information I was sharing but the quality! It was the Blair Witch all over again. These videos sucked and I made myself sick watching them! And it didn’t help that someone yelled something “loud” as they passed by me. Scared the crap out of me … and I dropped my umbrella! Jason said we can edit the bad parts out but I don’t think so. If we do come up with something good, I’ll be posting it so stay spooky-tuned!

Room Bound on a Rainy Day

So even now as I sit here and look out the window, it is blowing so hard out there that I can see that the rain is horizontal. The wind chill is 47 degrees. Not a good day for sightseeing! I guess I’ll just ride this out tucked in right here in my warm and cozy room at the Hawthorne Hotel. There are a couple of horror/monster movie marathons on TV so I’m in my element! Will speak tomorrow and Trick or Treat!

Luvs,

Janet

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