October in Massachusetts

In the fall of 2018 my family and I headed back to my husband’s home state of Massachusetts.  We did more “touristy” things that we would never have normally done while we were there and enjoyed every minute of it!
The town my husband grew up in is Plymouth, you know the place where the pilgrims landed. It is full of history and we usually go to every historical marker while we are there, however it was chilly for us this time around so we decided to get seasonal flavored coffee at Kiskakdee Coffee and walk the shops on Main Street.
Because it was October we headed to Salem, I had never been and probably won’t be back during October ever again. The streets were so very crowded and the lines so long at the coffee shops I wasn’t able to try anything there. But I did get this photo and went to Wicked Good Books where I saw this adorable mug. Next time I go there I want it to be the off season and spend more time off the beaten path. It was such a fun city, I just don’t do well with crowds.
Before we caught our plane home in Boston, we went to the New England Aquarium and then we even jumped on a Duck Boat! My husband grew up thinking that only tourists would ever consider this and that he already knew enough about his home state. Boy was he surprised! We had a wonderful experience, and learned so much about the city. Our guide was amazing and kept the kids entertained the whole time. Even while we waited in traffic when the Bruins game got over (Bruins WON by the way).
When the tour was over we found our Arizona butts to be a little chilly and stopped at the cutest café in town, Tatte bakery café on Pier 4.   We had lattes and hot tea, flat bread and sweet treats. We sat at the community table and met a lovely couple in town from France.  Tatte’s looks like my dream café. Vintage, earthy, white and crisp. The food was delicious and the warm drinks even better.
Next time we find ourselves in the North East I hope to head up to Maine and stop at new spots along the way! 
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In loving memory of my brother-in-law Darin Rowell.
In his honor a portion of the purchases made in the month of January will be donated to the Special Olympics.