We have ancestral connections to the Salem Witch Trials from a number of different angles, from the judges, to the accused, to the unjustly murdered. Partly due to this, and partly do to an affection for all things early New England both myself and my daughter have always loved visiting Salem. When I heard earlier this year that the actual site of the hangings had been found, and that it was sandwiched between a residential area and a Walgreens, I knew we’d end up making the trip. Today was the day. We even took in the Rope’s Mansion while we were in town. Mostly because it was one of the film site for Hocus Pocus, a family favorite.