First stop in Massachusetts was in the "Hocus Pocus" homeland - Salem. Creepy history from 1692 when the witch hunting and witch trials took place brought us here. It is not surprising to anyone that around Halloween, the spookiest time of the year, lots of tourists hang out here. But even with the difficulties of navigating around the influx of tourists, I am happy we came. Besides all the witch museums and shops, we found a really interesting place - the Satanic Temple. This non-religious organization does private tours of their house containing exceptional art pieces, and shares interesting stories about their activism. If you want to learn more, watch the movie "Hail Satan?".
After this we headed south to Boston. This was our second time here so our visit was brief. I am glad we had a chance to see it before the pandemic, since the whole academic world and museums are unavailable to enjoy for the public right now. This time we were mostly interested in Whole Foods, antiques and getting together with Lukas classmate that he has not seen since high school graduation.
It was challenging to navigate the truck through the narrow streets of Boston. There is a popular myth that the streets were built around the cattle trails. It may not be true, but the streets do look like they had no central planner. In general, whole northeast was a complicated area to visit with a travel trailer, especially the urban areas - the streets are tight and RV parks are rare.
The final stop in Massachusetts was Cape Cod. My friend Laura came to visit and celebrate both of our birthdays. Cape Cod has beautiful sand dunes much like Neringa in Lithuania. Although I do not really understand why this place is so highly regarded, it was still pleasant to be there. An odd thing you should know before coming here - if you rent a place overnight, you have to bring your own bed sheets and towels. I am glad we had our Airstream parked just outside our cottage because we were not prepared.