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
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.