Yummy Roast Beef

I’ve been living south of Boston for quite a few years now. I’ve been in Taunton for 9 years.  I lived in Randolph for 6 years before that and a couple of years in Norwood and in all that time I have not found a really good roast beef sandwich down here.

Oh we have great sea food and I found a few adequate prime ribs and steaks but no classic roast beef.

When I lived on the other side of Boston we had Bill & Bob’s,  Riley’s and the standard by what all others were measured …Kelly’s Roast Beef.

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When I lived on the North Shore the Kelly’s at Revere Beach was the one to go to. It  didn’t just offer roast beef either. You could get your greasy fix with awesome fried seafood, onion rings and french fries. It was always mobbed.

A few years before I moved to the “other side” Kelly’s expanded and built Kelly’s in Saugus. I remember it opening but I never went there. Now there are 5 Kelley’s locations. Revere Beach, Saugus,  Natick, Danvers, and Medford.

Finally getting a few hours off I felt a craving for a really good roast beef sandwich so I took the plunge and drove through Boston. 1.5 hour drive…like going to NYC for a cup of coffee! Since it was almost 90 degrees out I figured I’d never get near the beach so I headed to location #2, Saugus.

What a neat place! It’s huge and the decor is of a carousel.

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They also have a huge fish tank.

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You place your order at the counter and receive a plastic number, find a seat and first thing you know someone brings your lunch tray.

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The place is sparkling clean and the roast beef turned out to be as good as I remembered….and this is a small!

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Now I’ll have to try out the other locations!

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Happy 4th of July

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A little Primping

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Mommy’s Little Helper

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Make way for Ducklings

Although different birds mate at different times, spring is in fulls wing here in New England. So it seemed strange to me that I had not seen any baby ducks.The swans are still on the nest and the Canada Geese have tons of baby goose-poop machines.

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I spotted a baby Osprey but where are the ducklings?

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There’s a little pond near my house so I took a drive over there with the camera. I brought along a book and settled in to read and watch the birds. There were lots of Canada Geese, no goslings here, however. There were some gulls and few Mallards but no babies of any kind.

I rolled the window down and started reading my book. The birds wandered across the road from the pond to the lawn on the other side and back again. Several geese stopped to check the car out. Apparently trying to figure out what this thing was in their path.

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I’d been there about 20 minutes as the mixed flock crossed back to the lawn again when I saw a Mama Mallard with quite a brood of ducklings. I bet she had a dozen! The babies were swimming and diving like corks while Mama chased away all adults, even the much larger Canada Geese!

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Happy now that I can add ducklings to my list of babies, I decided to make one more stop before I headed home.

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Goslings

While the “Majestics” wait for their eggs to hatch, several Canada Goose couples have already seen  their eggs  give way to fluffy goslings.

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The families mingled until no one seemed to know which baby belonged to which parent.

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I guess even geese have family cook outs on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Swan Spring

It felt so nice to steal a few moments with the camera. The Grist Mill Pond in Plymouth was teaming with new life. Mr. and Mrs. Majestic are patiently waiting on their nest.

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