Vacation Day 1: Became a criminal. . .

by Felecia Eby May. 13, 2013 4215 views


So, our first day in Salem, we decided to go to the Pioneer Village. Parts of the movie Hocus Pocus were filmed there.

When we arrived, it was all locked up and there was a sign that said it opens in June. Well, I immediately wanted to climb over the chain link fence but Derek was telling me not to. After trying to shoot through the fence for a few minutes, I politely said, “screw this, I'm going over.” I climbed the fence and walked around shooting for about 10 minutes with Derek urging me to get out since some cars had come pulled in.

After I came out, I told him- we're probably never coming back here and you are going to kick yourself later if you don't climb over with me. He argued for a bit but I finally coaxed him into it.

I'm so glad we did. It was incredibly cool to see and I would have hated missing it.

Come Little Children []

This is where Thackery Binks was in the beginning of the film.
PS, we are going to send a donation when we get home.

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 3 months ago

Hehe, that's the way to do it!! ;^)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Swatton 8 years, 3 months ago

Careful.... they hang people round there for having unconventional views :-)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 3 months ago

Your boldness is rewarded! a slightly scary place.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 3 months ago

LOL great story feebs I was like this when a child I'm rather tame now ha! ha! Looks too nice not to climb over to have a better look and if it hasn't barb wire on top it is just asking to be climbed over.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sara G 8 years, 3 months ago

Love #1 and 2! Thanks for being a criminal for a bit to bring us these shots! :-)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Julie Adams 8 years, 3 months ago


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Sadhya Rippon 8 years, 3 months ago

You had that Pioneer spirit!
What a lovely place. Glad you made it over the fence

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 4 months ago

Lol, what a rebel you are - good for you!! It looks like a beautiful spot - so lush and green :-)

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 8 years, 4 months ago

super cool lucky you I been looking for something like this, you beat me.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mark 8 years, 4 months ago

Looks like it was worth it! Way to go!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Walter 8 years, 4 months ago

Vacation, ok, but not without some adrenaline... :-)

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Art Bee 8 years, 4 months ago

Felecia are certainly a woman with an adventurous spirit. If you can climb over the fence, it's probably not that secure of a place. You did get some incredible shots. You must be very pleased that you took the opportunity to do so. The risk of getting caught just adds to the excitement and the end results that much more appreciated....
Good work paparazzi Felecia!
(BTW I would have done the same....wink wink)

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 8 years, 4 months ago

Sometimes these things have to be done great shots well worth the risk.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 4 months ago

Enchanting images for a felon!
Good for you - what an exciting expedition to undertake...

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 8 years, 4 months ago

It really looks the scenery of a film. Glad you climbed that fence. :-))

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Josy 8 years, 4 months ago

Of course you were right to make it...It's good to defy prohibitions :))
This place is really pleasant.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 8 years, 4 months ago

How great to be able to see it and take your photos without lots of tourists in the way! Cool shots!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Pete 8 years, 4 months ago

I will bake you cake with a file in it
nice set though

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 4 months ago

Way to go Feb! What a cool place, great set!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lukesmom 8 years, 4 months ago

Yes, you do Rock!!! I love it!!! You got some great photos! Never heard of the movie "Hocus Pocus", though. I will have to Google it!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Derek 8 years, 4 months ago

"Became" a criminal? Riiight.......just now.......Totally worth it though. History belongs to all and no fence is going to keep us from our meddling.

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Marsha 8 years, 4 months ago

((((Feebs))), you ROCK!!! I wanna be just like you when I grow up...hahaha. Seriously, it must be a blast to hang out with you...seize the day!!! Awesome shots and story!!!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 8 years, 4 months ago

great shots for a trespasser hahaha........

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Christa 8 years, 4 months ago

Women always do this :)))) ... I mean astray guys :)) But glad you did it, this place is a dream, so cozy and vibrant, love it.

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Abby 8 years, 4 months ago

What a great set!!!

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