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Purls in Onancock VA

November 12, 2011

A few days ago, Maria called.  She and Betty wanted to take me to lunch on Veterans Day.  It sounds a lot better than, “I’m off Friday.  Let’s go shopping.  You can drive.”  I always drive, which is fine with me.  I like to drive.  My van is more comfortable for me than theirs.  That’s important for old cricky people like me.  So, anyway, somehow we found ourselves in Onancock.  It is a super little town.  I love going there.  It’s full of neat stuff.  I may even take Sweetums some day. 

Since it was almost 1pm when we got there, we went to Janet’s Cafe for lunch.  They are only open until 2pm in the winter.  As usual, we had an absolutely fabulous lunch.  We love love love this place.  Trying to decide on what to get is very hard.  Maybe next time I’ll just close my eyes and pick one.  I don’t believe I could go wrong. 

Purls  is now across the street from Janet’s so it was one stop shopping.  What more do you want?  The shop is small, but there is a good variety.  I only bought one ball of yarn.  I want to make my daughter a vest and a found some glitzy purple to add to it.  Maria, as usual, bought the most.  Betty, ever the planner, with her notebook in hand, found yarn for a couple of projects.  We were there for about two hours.  How does that happen? 

By the time I got up to Salisbury, it was full dark.  It being Friday dinnertime, cars were everywhere.  It  was as bad as summertime.  I was a little tired and didn’t feel like dealing with highway traffic so I headed over to the old road.  I popped in my iPod and enjoyed the rest of the trip in pease.

Purls and Janet’s Cafe Onancock VA

March 5, 2011

We hadn’t been to Purls for about a year and a half.  I liked it then.   I like it even more now.  They carry a variety of good quality yarns.  The staff is fun, caring and very helpful.  We stayed for almost three hours and had a great time.  I have been to enough shops where the owner only carried what she liked and was not really interested in your desires. 

We had a very nice lunch at Janet’s Cafe.  They are open for breakfast and lunch until 2PM.  Janet seemed unconcerned that we came in at 1:30.  I saw several things on the menu that looked good, but one member of my group didn’t see anything.  Everything is made fresh and nothing is fried.  Also, I don’t think there was any beef  which is fine with me.  After Janet related the specials, two out of three wanted to stay.  That one was able to order an omelet.  My other friend got a wonderful chicken cranberry walnut salad with lettuce and fresh fruits and a very tasty house dressing.  I opted for creamy chicken noodle soup with vegetables and a half tuna sandwich.  It also came with really good cole slaw.  I ate every bit and had two cups of very good coffee.  Of course, I was very hungry.  I only had a banana for breakfast.  Even including a tip, I spent less than ten dollars.


October 1, 2009

Say that three times fast.  Leslie and I went down to check out a yarn shop in Onancock VA calls.  It’s only 83 miles from here so off we went.  We had a good time.  The shop was small, but they had a good variety.  It was far superior to Kitschy in Rehoboth.  I even bought a few skeins of yarn.  Then we headed down to the end of the road to the river.  There’s a ferry to Tangier Island.  Leslie was NOT interested.  As a matter of fact, this was as close as she would go to the water’s edge.093009 002It was a very pretty area.093009 003

We were getting hungry, but there wasn’t anything that we were interested in town.  We headed back up Route 13.  We started cutting over on old business routes and enjoyed lots of old houses and buildings and even a little railroad museum.  We finally found a family restaurant that looked good.  We were not disappointed.  And they had the best coffee.  We stayed for over two hours.  Everything was delicious and we ate every bite.  It’s called Parksley Family Restaurant on Route 13 in, where else, Parksley, VA.  Yeah.  We had gone along other little roads and wound at a place on the main road.  It didn’t matter.  It was a nice day.  We were having a good time.