a day trip from Boston...
you have the time, try and take in a day trip
to Salem -- one of the most beautiful and historical
cities on the East Coast -- people there are wonderfully
nice. It's really not difficult to get there,
you can take the T-line commuter train out. If
you're interested in the occult, there are a wide
array of shops, including Laurie Cabot's shop
and Pyramid Books, both of which have excellent
selections. The town common is large and beautiful.
For literary folks, you can visit Nathaniel Hawthorne's
House of Seven Gables.
There is an inn right off the common,
but my favorite place to stay is right next to
that inn, The Susannah Flint House on 98 Essex
St. It has four wonderful, individually decorated
rooms, and supplies coffee and enormous muffins
post September 11th note to all JourneyWomen.
Let's continue to band together and look after
each other so that we can travel safely and happily
in the future.
Eva Schegulla, New York
Journeywoman adds: I'm a travel journalist that
just returned from Boston -- it's a marvellous
city. I just wanted to mention Salem to your readers.
Besides the witches, it's got a walking tour around
some beautiful old homes. And if you're flying
down, there is a commuter rail service from Boston
that leaves every hour from its North Station.
It takes 1/2 hr. and costs $3.00 (I think). The
pamphlet I picked up is not perfectly clear. You
can get it online through www.mbta.com.
Mary Ann, Vanier, Canada