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After a recent and rough-seas boat trip from Plymouth Harbor to the extreme tip of Cape Cod, we were delivered to delightful Provincetown where we enjoyed a bright sunny day.

As you approach P-town, as it is affectionately called, you cannot help but notice The Pilgrim Monument, a two-hundred and fifty-two foot high structure, all granite, with stairs to the top and a wonderful view of the area. A museum sits at the monument’s base giving visitors the opportunity to know more of the town’s history and livlihood in the 16 – 1700’s. Built between 1907-1910, the monument is ornate in European design – graceful yet orderly in stature, it is the tallest all- granite structure in the United States.

With year round inhabitants of about 3,000, during the summer months that number increases to 60,000. The day we were there, in early September 2014, the place was hopping with joyful activity.

Referred to as Province Lands in the 1600’s, the town became Provincetown in 1727.

What I found to be charming is the acceptance of all in this quaint and beautiful haven. The Gay community is prevalent there, where people who love one another are free to do so. It is evident watching men hold hands with men, women hold hands with women – no one is behaving in a way that could be construed as offensive. It is a place where you are free to meander shops and great food establishments with very reasonable prices, mingling with people who speak foreign languages – it is a mix of us – old and young, numerous skin colors and beliefs. The place is an example of how we should live, letting others be who they are while being friendly and kind ourselves.

Go – visit a place of beauty among artists of all kinds and people who you will remember. There are tons of dogs there as well, always a good addition.

Virginia Young – southshorewriter.com Books available on Kindle, Amazon and varying bookstores.


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Marion is a very quaint coastal town on the southern shores of Massachusetts. While I have written of this charming place before, I have not written about the Ansel S. Gurney House, a sensational gift store with ten rooms of wonderful items including women’s clothing of the finest quality.
At the back of the Ansel S. Gurney House, a structure built in the 1700’s and a former stagecoach stop, you will find an extremely pleasant restaurant where lunch is served from 11:30 each day – everything, quiche, salads, sandwiches, desserts, all homemade. You can go on line to take a look at this great place. While you will be enchanted with the interior, you will also find an enviable flower garden with brick paths to meander or to enjoy from your dining room window.
The staff there is friendly and informative – at the cash register, you will find a select collection of jewelry and ornaments – it’s impossible to go there without a purchase.
Also at this location, at 403 County Road in Marion, you will find many of my novels as well as wonderful books on many subjects mingled with a great variety of children’s books.
A trip to this restaurant and gift shop is an adventure you will repeat and that you are going to enjoy immensely.

Virginia Young – southshorewriter.com

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