We went up to Salem MA with our friends Nick and Beth. Had a late lunch at Beer Works and then did some exploring in the city. Ran across a Highwayman. We couldn’t figure out if this was a paid gig, or if he was just doing it for social benefit.
Salem is an interesting city. It plays big into the lore of Halloween, witches, et al. But the witch trials spoken of actually happened in what is now called Braintree, MA. That was the original city.
They have a vast pedestrian mall in Salem. Nicely maintained and it actually works for the city. I know Providence has tried this a few times with Westminster St. in the downtown section but they can never seem to make up their minds.
All in all a pleasant Memorial Day.