Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Andy Griffith Remembered

Mayberry Vacation

Welcome to Mt. Airy, NC. Birthplace of Andy Griffith and final resting place of Eng & Chang Bunker, the famous Siamese Twins from the 1800's.

Couldn't have been a prettier weekend to be in Mt. Airy with temperatures in the 80's and beautiful skys. The bikers were surely out in force this weekend.

Otis was there welcoming visitors as he always does and telling jokes trying to keep everyone happy.

Andy's famous car was parked on Main St. waiting to give folks a ride around the town and they have more that one to take care of tourist's needs.

Floyd's Barber Shop was buzzing with activity and still gives haircuts for $8.

Aunt Bea's Restaurant was a real treat. Linda & I ate there and both had country style steak & gravy, mashed potatoes, slaw, hush puppies & tea for less that $13 total. Amazing and it was soooooooooo good.
Goober's 52 was another great place to eat with awesome food and great service and their stretch limo was on display.

You might find this hard to believe but as you can see from the picture we actually bought Rocky a stroller at Froo Froo's pet store in town. We had forgot his harness and while in there saw the strollers and realized how heavy he can get when we have to keep him under control in crowds. It turned out to be a real blessing and he was the star of the show wherever we went.
One of the pictures above is of 13 Bones. We didn't eat there but oddly enough it has a meaning. Found out that if you order a rack of ribs it isn't really a real rack unless there are 13 bones.

Rest in Peace Andy


  1. All the greats are leaving us, Odie. George "Goober" Lindsey died two months ago, Don "Barney Fife" Knotts died in 2006, and Aunt Bee (Frances Elizabeth Bavier) died in 1989 at age 86, the same age Andy was when he died. It makes me sad because these characters were all part of my youth.

  2. Lovely photos of your visit to Mayberry. Looks as if you had a real good time. I just love Rocky's little stroller. What a brilliant idea! Especially if he stayed in there, and didn't try to escape! Hope that you, Linda, Rocky and Soffee are all keeping well and managing to keep cool in your extremely hot temperatures.

  3. Good bye to Andy Griffith. Another ending of an era. What an amazing man he was. He brought smiles to so many for a long, long time.

  4. I must put Mt Airy on my list of places to go. I grew up no the Andy Griffith show. Great show with great lessons and values.

  5. RIP, Mr Griffith!
    And I am loving the stroller…might need one of those for my dog.

  6. Ok now I'm jealous! What a blast! Oh and I'm starving too. Steak mmmm

  7. I was saddened to hear of his passing also. What a lovely tribute. Hoping you both have a lovely weekend. xo P.S. love the wordless Wednesday photo below!

  8. So sad that we lost Andy :/ I did see a sign during the Peachtree Road Race that said "Do it for Andy Griffith" It made me smile! For some reason I don't know if your post are showing up in my feed or if I'm just SLACK! Anywho, thanks for the great comments! Also, we have a Mt Airy here in GA, there is a lake there and we always go camping there. I love it! :) Happy Tuesday!

  9. What a neat place! And that's interesting about the 13 bones. I wondered what it meant when I initially saw the picture ;)

  10. I do like the idea of the stroller! :) Great pictures again - I feel I know the place through them.

  11. Terrific pictures of Mayberry!