Boston Day 2
Trip Start Aug 11, 2007
68Trip End Nov 08, 2007
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Then off heading north to a little place called Marblehead. This is a gorgeous place on the coast. One section of town - on a small rocky island linked to the mainland by a causeway - is where the very (very!) rich (and possibly famous) have built their palatial beach homes. A salutary lesson in just how much money there is washing around this part of the US.
Back across the causeway to the old part of Marblehead - this is where the sea captains and merchants who were making their money from the cross Atlantic sea trade in the early days of the American colonies built their houses
Juan in a Million!
We had lunch in a small cute restaurant right on the water looking out at the Marble head marina. Lobster pots everywhere and a menu full of yummy seafood. So it was crab cakes, seafood chowder and lobster rolls for lunch, while watching a downpour that dried up as soon as we needed to walk back to the car
Then on to Salem (of the witch trial notoriety) for a "Kens' Kwicky" tour of the historical part of town. Again lots of beautifully preserved old houses - maybe not quite as old as those in Marblehead and some more modern buildings from the 1900's intruding, but still impressive how well 200 - 300 year old wooden houses can be maintained.
Late afternoon we headed back to Boston, stopping at the farm market we had visited the previous day to pick up some fresh sweet corn and other vegetables for dinner. Ken and Diana's good friends Dick and Heidi were staying over before flying out to Hawaii for a 2 week vacation and a BBQ dinner was planned. A last stop at a great little shop that was part deli, part takeout cooked meals and part butchers shop to get the meat and sausages for the BBQ, then back to Kens for a great night with excellent company (and far too many Tequillas for Chris and Ken!!).