A Perfect November Day in Marion

people shopping at an outdoor artisan market at Christmas time.

It’s another month and another perfect day in the making in Marion. Unfortunately, the day I picked to have my perfect day is, quite honestly, a little too perfect. Allow me to explain… 

I’ll start Nov. 16 with a warm breakfast and a cold-weather walk. Wildflour has a French toast bake that sounds perfectly scrumptious this time of year! Close by is Mary Lou Retton Park, a beautiful place to enjoy the season, think about life and take a break. 

I imagine that for families, part of their perfect day might be a Saturday morning movie with the kiddos. So if you’re starting your Perfect Day in the northern part of Marion, Mannington is where you want to go! After the movie, maybe take a minute to shop around at Something Special before grabbing some lunch at Mario’s. Then it’s off to Fairmont for the rest of the perfect day.

But I don’t have kids, so I’ll skip the morning movie and …  take a bath. A warm bath on a chilly November morning is just the ticket, but it’s not just any bath. SpaOasis has enclosed bathtubs filled with hundreds of pounds of Epsom salt that cure pain and relieves stress.

Close by is Dutchman’s Daughter with their warm homemade foods like meatloaf, German hoagies, homemade soups (chili, soup beans, chicken & dumplings!) and all kinds of homemade pie. There isn’t a more perfect Perfect Day lunch for November than here!

Shopping wouldn’t be such a bad idea on what I’m sure will be such a cold day. Because I’m already in White Hall, I’ll get some vintage-inspired goodies for myself and my home. What with the holidays coming up, I need some cute stuff! Pawntiques Emporium is just the place for this!

And here is where the perfect day gets a tad too perfect:

The Collingsworth Family starts at 5 p.m.

Sagebrush Country Music starts at 5:30 p.m.

Market in the Park is from 6-9 p.m. 

Pricketts Fort’s 18th Century Colonial Ball is from 6-10 p.m.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood starts at 7:30 p.m.

It’s a perfect day in Marion that got a little tooooo perfect. 

Good thing The Mystery of Edwin Drood is being shown multiple times both this week and next! So I have some options here.

Luckily Sagebrush Round-Up has country music and multiple bands every weekend, so I can catch a show another week if I run out of time.  

Would I be able to make it to East Fairmont High for tunes by The Collingsworth Family plus a quick dinner at Copper House Grill before going to Market in Park? And then making it to Pricketts Fort for the last hour or so of the 18th Century Colonial Ball?

I have some serious doubts about my abilities. As much as I’d love to wear an 18th Century ballgown all over town, I think I’ll have to pick and choose only one or two events for this perfect day. 

Which ones should I choose? 

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