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During our stay near Winston-Salem, we decided to take a day trip to Mt Airy and visit the birthplace of Andy Griffith. It was such a rainy day, but we weren’t going to let that dampen our spirits. Since the Andy Griffith Show is one of our all-time favorite shows and we had no idea if we would have another chance to visit the little town, we didn’t care about the wet weather and set out from our AirBNB retreat to visit the cute little town.
We drove through Pilot Mountain on the way. That’s hard for me to say. It flows better to say Mt. Pilot like they refer to it on the show. When we arrived to Mt. Airy, our first stop was Andy’s childhood home. It is now a bed and breakfast operated by the Mount Airy Hampton Inn. We did a drive-by to take some pictures. It may have looked weird and a bit like we were stalking, but I bet we weren’t the first and I’m certain we won’t be the last to do some drive-by photographs of the house.
By the time we were done at Andy’s house, we were getting very hungry. We made our way downtown and ate at Barney’s Café. They were serving breakfast and lunch. Yay! Robert had breakfast, I had lunch!
We then braved the pouring down rain and walked up and down main street. We visited an antique shop, a candy store, a Christmas store, the barber shop, and the old-fashioned soda shop. What a cute downtown.
We made sure to not miss the Andy Griffith museum. It was small, but fun. We had no idea that Andy Griffith owned a chain of restaurants!
What a great touristy day. Our whole trip took about eight hours.
We hope you enjoy this week’s episode as we have a little fun in Mayberry.