Friends, James and I are going on a road trip up the east coast during my birthday week in October, and I am so excited. I'll admit it -- ever since I was a little kid, I've wanted to go to Salem in the fall. Wanna know why? Not because of the changing leaves, the history (well, maybe a little) or the crisp, chill air. I've always wanted to go to Salem...because of the movie, Hocus Pocus. I was obsessed with that movie as a kid (was anyone else?!), and I even taped this song on my cassette player and played it again and again until I memorized all the words. (I love you, Bette Midler).
James suggested we take a road trip over my birthday week, and he didn't have to say one more word -- I was already on my computer, mapping out possible stops and calculating the mileage. Colonial Williamsburg? Check. A quick stop through New York City to grab dinner in Little Italy (one of my favorite places, ever)? Check. A tour of Boston, a two-night stay in Salem, and a day trip over to Concord/Lexington for a quick US history lesson? Check, check and check. Finally, since we are going to be so close, we couldn't pass up a quick drive to Portland, Maine. Lobster dinner for two? Yes, please.
For the most part, we are going to do our best to make this a budget-friendly one-week road trip, but we did splurge on a two-night stay at the Salem Inn (you know, since I'll be turning the big 2-8 there, and all). I can only hope that we see a ghost or two.
So, friends, I would love to know if you all have been to any of these places, or have any recommendations for things to do, places to see, and perhaps most importantly, where to grab a bite to eat. Oh, and if you know of any random places off the road on our way up the coast that are a must-see, (i.e. antique, thrift or vintage shops) do tell! xo