I should also say here that while walking around I got the crap scared out of me by a street monster. They have this guy dressed up as a monster and interacting with people as they walked by. I even saw him the first time, but when we walked by him the second time, we stopped to check our phones for some place to eat. Well, I did. Chelsea and Wendy just watched as the guy came up behind me. I finally noticed him and let out a very manly half scream.
During this entire trip I've been fascinated by all of the church architecture. Salem was no exception, and this was especially cool - we stumbled on the first church in Salem, and the first congregational church in the country, established in 1629!
As we walked back into the main part of town, we could see that a lot more people had started to show up. We looked at a few more places before heading back to the car. Chelsea had been to Salem twice before, both during the Halloween season. She says that the place is crazy that time of year with tons of vendors lining the streets.
We drove south for a few more hours before arriving in Cape Cod. We hadn't booked a hotel before we left Brunswick, which was really dumb seeing as it is memorial day weekend. Luckily, we found the perfect hotel in Hyannis that just happened to have a cancellation, so we all did a happy dance and checked in.
Immediately after loading our stuff into the room, we left again. We wanted to make it to the tip of the cape. On the way to the cape we stopped at Arnold's, which is a big seafood place. Yum. Finally, we arrived in Provincetown. Even though Ptown is only 33 miles from our hotel, it took us a while to get there because it's only one lane traffic going up and down the cape. If you don't know what Ptown is, look up the Castro district in San Francisco. Ptown is essentially the east coast version of that. Sometimes I wonder why parents bring their kids here. They must just think "Oh let's drive to the tip of the cape just for fun! There's probably a cute New England town up there!". Yes, it's cute for sure, but might be quite a shock for you and your kids if you aren't ready for it, LOL. We plan to go back on Monday to lounge on the beach and watch for whales.