Went to Salem, Massachusetts over the weekend. It’s a bit too early for tourist season, so many attractions were closed, but on the other hand, we had the town almost all to ourselves most of the time. I’m not really one for gimmicks, so I was glad that we only spotted two people dressed up as witches. Salem is much more atmospheric without all the dress-up anyway, with tons of colonial-era houses ranging from quaint to ramshackle to potential horror-movie set. The weather helped out with a dose of drizzle and chilly winds.