Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Short Trip to Find Cooler Weather

Our first stop in the search for cooler weather was Mount Airy, NC which is the boyhood home of Andy Griffith and the town based on Mayberry, NC. During the time we were there they were having "Mayberry Days" and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show. The town was packed. It was Mayberry everywhere. There were town tours given in a couple of the old sheriffs car like the one below.

This picture is for Ryan. One of his favorite shows was the Duke Boys and "The Dukes of Hazzard". This car was spotlessly clean, including the engine. It was never driven by Bo and Luke.
As we walked down Main Street I saw a business selling sewing machines-----Bernina sewing machines. Lo and behold it was a quilt shop, Creative Sewing. They didn't have a large selection of fabric, but what they did have was very nice. They were teaching an embroidery digitizing class with their Bernina software manual which looked fantastic. The people there were very nice.

This was Floyd's Barber Shop. We saw Floyd as well as several other Mayberry characters walking around town acting their roles. Floyd, of course was giving hair cuts.

You really can't see how far the line goes down the street, but this was the line waiting to get into the Snappy Lunch Counter for the pork chop sandwich eating contest.

Here's ol Ernest T Bass and his famous rock clowning with someone on the street.

This is the movie theater. When we arrive there were 2 very long lines going down both sides of the sidewalk just to get in. I think there was a music concert going on here. There were many other events being held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse about a mile away,

Main Sreet in Mayberry------uhhh Mount Airy.

A mode of transportation for a town tour.

Wally's Service Station. Doesn't look like they are selling much gas.

This is Mount Pilot--- actually known as Pilot Mountain.

Our campground was located on a beautiful lake with geese and ducks. The kitties had lots of birdies and squirrels to look at.

Here's Bentley in his stroller visiting the ducks. He just didn't know what to make of them.
It was a nice campground except for the lack of access to cable TV.

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