I had a *GREAT* weekend! How was yours?? wow, it has taken me until thursday to tell you about it though, jeesh, i'm slooow
On Saturday, if you couldn't guess it from my previous post, some friends and I went out for some Halloween fun in Salem!
Seeing as I have lived about a 1/2 an hour from there for oh-i-don't-know myentirelife, I am surprised I have really not spent much "Halloween" time there, so we decided we needed to remedy that! I find it pretty interesting though that a town can become a famous Halloween town all for supposed witchcraft and people just deciding to take the lives of innocent girls... even though it was so long ago, it is still sad!
Anyway it is full of history, so boyfriend and a few of our friends headed in and decided to just see what we found to do!
We started out at Salem Beer Works where we got some very yummy food and drinks. We actually sat outside (= crazy) because it was REALLY packed and we didn't want to wait that long. At first it wasn't cold because the sun was still out, but by the end my friend M and I had our mittens on. To eat, I had the pumpkin ale and a portabello mushroom sandwich. It had goat cheese on it. Lately, I have been obsessed with all things goat cheese, it's strange.
perusing the menus
One of our other friends T ordered nachos and the waitress was like "Are you sure?? Because the nachos feed 5-6 people." which made my friend T reply, "Ok, I'll share them with him then!" So boyfriend and T proceeded to finish a plate of nachos meant for five... and we all that that was pretty funny.
friends getting chilly at dinner....
boyfriend and i
When we left there we headed to Frankenstein's Labratory Haunted House. While we were waiting in line a girl came out absolutely screaming. I was scaaaared. I usually try to avoid scary things... I don't like scary movies, I keep the tv on so I don't hear weird sounds when I am home alone, and I always bolt into my house when I get home too late and it's super dark. Wimp much?? The haunted house, however, turned about to be not-so-scary. It might be because we were right behind another group so nothing jumped out at us!
A, Boyfriend, and M
After we left there, we headed to the little carnival they had set up. We rode the pirate ship. I usually LOVE the pirate ship but it made me feel a little sick and dizzy probably because of the excessive food and beer in my tummy! A was too afraid to go on the pirate ship (= wimp number 2) so he convinced T to go on a kiddy tug boat ride with him. The carnival worker thought they were insane, but the ride actually looked pretty fun!
A and T on the tug boat!
Lastly, we went to a psychic fair. We opted not to stand in the really long line to get our palms read, but it was pretty fun to walk around. A bunch of practicing Wiccans(?) (Is that a word??) had some tables set up with all there "materials." Now let me just say, I am all for allowing people to think what they want to think and believing what you want to believe but I must say I found it kind of funny when I overheard this conversation:
Wiccan 1: "These herbs help get rid of evil... oops, I'm not supposed to say that word.....I meant to say these get rid of unwanted things." Wiccan 2: "Ohhh I knowww there are just so many words you can't say!!" Hmmmm. Interestingggg.
After that we said good-bye to this guy and called it a night!
How was your weekend? Mine was LOTS of fun. On Saturday night some friends and I decided to go into Boston to hit up some of thy city’s historic bars in a bar crawl fashion. We had tons of fun! We took the train in which is always convenient, it only takes about 30 minutes! We started by having dinner and drinks at Blackstone Grill. Not so historical but yummy food nonetheless. I got quesadillas and a couple of Blue Moons to drink.
the boys look like they're not having fun at all, but they were, I promise, haha!(i like how that old man in the back looks like part of the crew)
We decided that the Green Dragon and the Fours were our favorite because they both were roomy and had a good clientele. The Point was cramped and had lots of 21 year-olds (which is fine, but we are kinda past that kind of frat boy partying :( sadly!) The Union Oyster House was cool, but a litle too on the touristy side for us.... considering we are all born and bred New Englanders. If you all visit though, you might feel you are getting an authentic New England experience, but we just slightly disagree. The Green Dragon is considered the "head quarters f the American Revolution" and was frequented by the Sons of Liberty. The Boston Tea Party was planned there and Paul Revere was sent from there to Lexington on his famous ride. Just imagining that is pretty cool! Also we realized when we read through the history of the places that we went to America's oldest restaurant, America's oldest tavern, and America's favorite sports bar (according to Sports Illustrated) all in one night!to Sports Illustrated) all in one night!
Like I said we had a blast! Lots of laugh and good conversation. If you ever come to Boston I highly recommend doing a similar thing. The one thing I would suggest is to add on the bar The Black Rose because it really is pretty Irish and that history cool. They have good lunch there and they have a band playing Irish music almost all the time!
sorry for the blurry pic, but shout out to my alma mater in one of the bars!