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
P.S. A 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 suburb, USA
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