You might think that a souvenir store would be a not-so-special place deserving
of a 5 rating. This is the exception. The owner, Kim is one of the nicest people you
will ever meet and also a Norman Rockwell expert.
At first, we weren't interested in the 15 minute video about Rockwell's life in Arlington.
But, being a long time Rockwell admirer and some coaxing from Kim, we watched it.
I am so very glad we did. It was interesting to see that many of the models are still living
there and she knows all about the history of their paintings. He did many of his best paintings
in Arlington. Some of the places he painted are still there.
The food and snacks there are terrific. We took home 2 homemade pies and they were excellent. Apparently, many people return each year to the area and The Sugar Shack is always a stop. Several repeat customers came in and ordered pies while we were there. You have to give a little bit of notice (hour or so) but it's well worth it.
We will certainly return to the area for its beauty and The Sugar Shack will be one of our stops.
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