In addition to buying yarn, oggle at sheep bollocks, drink gin, and standing on piers...
We also did some cultural things, we traveled up to Salem, and resisted the urge to don a pointy hat, and instead went to the Peabody Essex Museum. Established by the East India Marine Society, it was depository for treasures captains bought back from voyages around the Cape of Good Hope, or Cape Horn. Today it's a museum that celebrates art, and the world in which it was made.
All the Flowers Are for Me is a modern installation, that was absolutely stunning. I don't think it's any coincidence that I spent a whole evening looking for lights that would cast just the right shadows for our new sunroom, when I got back home.
They also had a special exhibition of horror movie posters... though in my opinion the star of the show was this Martian costume from Invaders From Mars filmed in 1953.
The Museum also houses an entire house bought over from south-eastern China, it was home to a family of merchants for more than 200 years, when the last of the family moved out the whole house was bought over to the Peabody.
On our final day we couldn't resist going to New Britain, home of the New Britain Museum of American Art. We stared at some portraits of the earliest European settlers, and engaged in some very British tutting at a group of school kids who had reached "peak-museum"...
Finally we headed home... Where yarn and fibre awaited us!