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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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This is the perfect time of year to visit Westminster, Massachusetts to view the foliage, and specifically, The Olde Mill Restaurant on route 140. From the south shore where I live, it is about one hour and forty minutes, and eighty-five miles to the restaurant – worth every minute and mile.

Once an old mill, the restaurant, laden with wide pine flooring and thick overhead beams, is built across a small pond and falls. The place is enchanting. The home to a flock of geese and ducks in varying shades of white, brown and gray, the area is situated among a wonderful backdrop of oaks and pines.

While the food is excellent at the mill all times, on Sunday they have a brunch from about nine until two. The brunch will make a thin person fat and a chubby person ashamed – the food is incredible. They have a buffet with prime rib, chicken, fish, all sorts of potatoes and vegetables, plus everything imaginable for breakfast. You could sit there for hours and eat until you can’t move. To add to the array of calories, they have a table filled with desserts. The meal is around eighteen dollars per person. And don’t forget what I wrote first, that the place is beautiful inside and out. Two favorite food items there are their corn fritters served with maple syrup, and carmel-pecan buns. I didn’t write that it’s necessarily health food, it’s definitely soul and “hip” food, because yes, you wear those fritters and caramel buns :>)

Travel route 2 west, take route 140 for about one mile, and there you are.

They also have a delightful gift shop in the fieldstone constructed basement – you’ll love it all.

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