The small town of Mt. Airy is not real far from Kelli's camp and this is where we stayed. Mt. Airy's claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of Andy Griffith. And Mayberry is based on some of the places and people he grew up with. On Saturday after dropping Kelli off at camp, Tracy, Kerri and I went to the older section of town and took a walk and shopped in the stores, etc. It was a lot of fun. Below are a few of the pictures I took.
|Here's the Blue Bird Diner where Andy and Barney had lunch on the show all the time.|
|We had already had lunch, but I wish we could have tried this Pork Chop Sandwich.|
|They really did have a Floyd's Barber Shoppe. I'm pretty sure it cost more than twenty-five cents though.|
|They had this wagon and mules giving people rides through the town|
|Here's Andy's cruiser. They also gave rides in the back of the cruiser.|
Then Sunday on the way home, we passed the exit for Bob Evans' farm and decided to stop for a late lunch and I got a picture of his home. I don't know if you have Bob Evans' restaurants or sausage in your area, but we do and we love it. So it was a treat to see where he lived. However, the barn gift shop, etc was closed. Hopefully we'll go back in the fall when they have their fall festival.
|We didn't want to be too obtrusive as someone still lives here and was actually sitting on the front porch reading. It was a beautiful day and a great time to be sitting out there.|
All in all, it was a great weekend, but a very fast trip. Hope you all had a great weekend too.