Monday afternoon, I checked into the Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina. I love my room. It’s spacious. Lovely down comforter beds. Clean and I have the Disney channel. More modern than the Hawthorne Hotel.
Only downside is no room service. But there is a heated-indoor pool that I am going to check out later. So that pretty much balances out.
Also the maids are super eager to clean the rooms. Tuesday morning, she would not go away. Ugh. Woke me up. My fault for not putting out the do not disturb sign.
Monday was a 3 hour drive up here. So I didn’t do much besides that. Driving is not my favorite thing to do. It’s so much multi-tasking over such a long period. My mind started to feel fatigued two-and-a-half hours into it. I only had 20 or so miles to go. But something told me to take a break.
So I tried to pull off at a rest stop and ended up in a cemetery. It was quiet so I got out and stretched and did a few laps around the car. Helped clear my head for the last 20 miles of the journey.
I ate in the hotel Regatta Pub. Food was pretty good. Steak tips are tasty in a barbeque hoisin sauce. Clam Chowder wasn’t thick enough for me but it did come with a side of corn bread.
Tuesday, I had my to-die-for breakfast at Red’s Sandwich Shop. Kielbasa and cheese omelette with potatoes and buttered sour dough toast. Kinda forgot to take the picture until I started to feel full. 🙂
After breakfast, I took a stroll in Burying Point Cemetery. It’s so peaceful. With the most beautiful trees.
It’s sunny and 80s up here. A bit on the muggy side. Glad I packed my linen pants.
Everyone is super excited to see the sun. It’s been MIA for about 2 weeks here on the New England coast. I’ve got my 70 SPF and parasol so I’m all set. 🙂