Feb 122014
 

Recently, Chris and I took a walk through Burial Hill, which is a historic cemetery in Plymouth, MA.  On Burial Hill. several Mayflower passengers are buried including Governor William Bradford and William & Mary Brewster. Plymouth residents have been burying their dead on Burial Hill since the 1620′s and last burial there took place in 1957.

Burial Hill is actually an amazing place to spend an afternoon.  Despite the fact that it’s a grave yard, some of the old stone are just plain gorgeous -not to mention that the view of Plymouth Harbor from up on the hill are amazing.

This is what the main entrance to the cemetery looks like:

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Sep 172013
 

I get this email from my husband, Chris, about a week ago with “Pub Tour 2012: The Naughty Pilgrims” as the subject line.  First of all I’m thinking to myself “isn’t is 2013?” – but since I am always confused, I double checked the calendar just to be sure.  Sure enough we are in the year 2013 (you know, in case you’re sitting there scratching your head just like I was).

Anyways here is what was in the email:

Pub Tour 2012
The Naughty Pilgrims
Meet Jenney Grist Mill 6 Spring Lane Plymouth
Cost $20

Hear amazing tales of early colonists and their misdeeds. Stop at some unique pubs to learn about the legends they hold. Discover why the John Carver Inn is believed to be haunted. Learn about witchcraft and superstitions in the 17th century.

Pretty cool, right?  If you have been around here long, you know that I love, LOVE haunted ghost tours and have dragged my poor, unsuspecting husband along on dozens of them.  We’ve been on haunted tours in Plymouth, MA (think pilgrims), Boston (actually I went on that one before I met Chris), Salem, MA (think witch trials), Barnstable, MA (Cape Cod) and tours in Providence & Newport, RI a few times each.  The Naughty Pilgrims Pub Tour was being run by Colonial Lantern Tours in Plymouth and since we’ve been on their haunted lantern tour about a dozen times and LOVED it, we thought this one might be kind of fun.  So, I emailed Chris back and told him to reserve our spots because well, who wouldn’t want to hear all about some pilgrim shenanigans.

He replies back with: “Hey, let’s make a night of it and book a room at The John Carver Inn“.  I quickly reminded him that the Inn is haunted and I also reminded him that he is even more of a chicken shit than I am when it comes to these sorts of things.  But he was pretty insistent, and who am I to argue with a night away without the kids?

So Last Wednesday was the day.  We dropped the kids off early, so we ended up arriving at the Inn nice and early.  We checked in and went up to our room.  Normally when Chris and I stay in a hotel and walk into our room and see this, we get all giddy.  Two separate beds are a huge treat, but not on this night. Continue reading »

Sep 092011
 

After the lack of, well, anything paranormal during our tour of the Lizzie Borden House on Sunday, I somehow managed to talk my poor scaredy cat husband into going on a local ghost tour. I love ghost tours because they’re a combination of history and paranormal and he loves….um, well, nothing about them.  He loves history – just not when ghosts are involved.  But despite the fact he is scared to death that he didn’t really want to go, he said yes when I asked him to go.  So, I just left it at that.  Usually I have to drag him, literally, to that sort of stuff.

We debated which tour to go on, but ultimately decided on Newport.  The last time we went on the Newport tour was almost two years ago, which you can read all about here if you like.

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Sep 062011
 

Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks.  And when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.

I have such vivid memories of  jumping rope while singing that song when I was a little girl.  But I digress….

We’ve all heard of Lizzie Borden, right?  She was accused of hacking her father and step-mother to death with an axe, but was acquitted.  No one else was ever arrested or tried for the murders and it remains an unsolved mystery to this day.  Wikipedia has a pretty decent recount of the story if you’re interested in the gory details.

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Jun 132011
 

This past winter my sister had purchased some Groupon tickets for The Colonial Lantern Tour in Plymouth.  She knows how much I love  haunted ghost walking tours and how much I especially love the one in Plymouth,so her and I made plans (with our respective mates) to go on the tour in the spring.  It was challenging coordinating our schedules, but we finally made it happen this past Saturday much to my husbands horror  my delight!

We only live about 15-20 minutes from The John Carver Inn, which is where the tour left from.   Since my kids were off with their dad for the weekend, we sent his son to his grandparent’s house and decided to stay the night down in Plymouth.  We ended up picking the Bayberry Inn Bed & Breakfast, which was right outside the center of town to spend the night at.   The B&B was really nice and once we arrived, we found out that the owners ended up upgrading our room to a suite because the people that were in the room that we originally booked, wanted to say an extra night (the night we booked), so it worked out in our favor.

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Oct 252010
 

This past Friday night, myself, Chris, Chris’s brother and his wife went on the Providence Ghost Tour (Providence, RI for those of you who are not local).   People that read my little old blog regularly know I love this kind of stuff.  I’ve been on the Plymouth, MA tour many times, the Salem, MA (think witch trials) tour, one in Boston and one in Newport, RI last year, so I was super excited to check out the one in Providence since I’d never been.

First off, the highlight of the tour was Sam, our FAB tour guide. He was energetic and made the tour so much fun.  And although we didn’t see much at the time, when I went back to look at the pictures I took, apparently there was some activity around where we were walking.

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Sep 262010
 

This past Friday night, I dragged Chris with me on the Ghost & Legends Tour in Plymouth, MA (think pilgrims).  In my post that day I mentioned that Chris gets super creeped out by this sort of thing, but never the less, he loves me, so he lets me drag him along to these.   The tour group was really small, which made it SOO much better.  I’ve been on tours that have been packed and I’ve had to struggle to hear the guide…and that’s not cool.   The tour on Friday was just myself, Chris & another family (a mom, dad, the nanny, a 9 year old & a 6 year old, who I feel was much too young to be on that type of tour, but that’s just me).

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Mar 082010
 

This is a story that involves a ghost, a missing toothbrush and George Clooney. Ok, well, maybe the George Clooney thing was just wishful thinking, but hey, a girl can dream, right? The strange little story I’m about to tell you actually happened to me, and for whatever reason, it’s still something that I think about from time to time and it bugs me every time I do.

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Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.
Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.
Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.
Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.
Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.
Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.
Oct 262009
 

I love ghosts and ghost stories. I think it’s a fascinating topic and find it hard to believe that ghosts DON’T exist. Hopefully I’ll run into one of them someday. I’ve been on these tours four times in Plymouth, MA (think Pilgrims) and once in Salem, MA (think Salem witch trials), but this past Saturday night I went on the one in Newport, RI. I’m not sure why, but I never realized what a historical town it is.

There were 6 of us in our group, so that made it all the more fun. It was me and my boyfriend, Christian, my sister, Tara with her boyfriend, Phil and Christian’s brother Chandler went with his girlfriend, Elizabeth. Heading into it, I was bummed because rain had been predicted all week for that night, but luckily, we only ran into drizzle once or twice on the tour and it ended up being pretty decent weather. Keep in mind that the tour left at 8pm, so it was dark.