TOUR AMERICA, 2021: MAYBERRY CAMPGROUND, MOUNT AIRY, NORTH CAROLINA

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Temperature, Low, 45 Degrees; High, 51 Degrees

Why Couldn’t They Be Wrong

The Andy Griffith Museum

Why couldn’t they be wrong like they usually are. I mean would it have really hurt them to tell just a little fib. Not this time. The weather report was for rain beginning at 10 am and continuing through the day and early evening hours. This time, unfortunately, they got it right. The day was raw, rainy and cold. We had Tiny Tim running all day long. OK, we have nothing to complain about since we had no place to go so we stayed inside, dry, warm and comfortable.

Time to finish out yesterday’s sightseeing.

Day Trips & Beyond: Andy Griffith Museum, Mount Airy, N.C. Museum in  actor's hometown highlights native son's accomplishments - Travel - The  Austin Chronicle

This is where we spent the last part of our day yesterday.

Remember the tune that went with the two of them walking?

Time to learn about the man himself.

This is an historical outdoor drama written and first performed in 1937 in Manteo, North Carolina. It is the longest running outdoor drama. It is based on accounts of Sir Walter Raleigh’s attempts in the 16th century to establish a permeant colony on Roanoke Island. In 1944 Andy Griffith was offered a role in the Lost Colony Play. He performed as a cast member for a number of years and eventually worked his way up to playing the lead role, that of Sir Walter Raleigh. As an aside, Andy fell in love with this area and decided to move here full time.

This is a monologue developed by Andy. It is a description of a football game, as seen by a naïve country preacher who attends the game and is completely puzzled by it. I encourage you to google it and watch it on YouTube. It is short and definitely worth a listen. I laughed myself silly listening to it.

Will Stockdale, played by Andy Griffith, is a country bumkin drafted into the Air Force and who’s too dumb to realize he is driving everyone around him crazy, no more than Sergeant King. Again, I encourage you to google it and watch part or all of it on YouTube. It will have you chuckling from beginning to end. I know I did.

Now, from the Andy Griffith show.

What a museum. It was the real reason we came here. We were sitting around one day and I asked Ms. Barbara Want to go to Mayberry? She said Yes and the rest is history. If you are ever in this area take an hour or two and visit the museum, you’ll be glad you did. We learned so much about Andy Griffith and the show itself. It was well worth the trip here despite the rather cold and wet weather.

Time to call it a day on The Road of Retirement. If this rain keeps up I’ll need to build an ark to get us out of here tomorrow. Time will tell. We’re moving tomorrow and heading further north. However, the weather report for where we are headed says we’ll have temperatures in the 70’s and the 80’s. I hope so I’ve had enough of this cold. Time to go, have a great evening.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

4 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2021: MAYBERRY CAMPGROUND, MOUNT AIRY, NORTH CAROLINA

  1. I would like to visit the Andy Griffith museum, too. Those shows were classics! When it’s cold or rainy or snowy, I call those “cozy inside days.” Nice days to stay in and stay warm. Good luck with your travel day. Onto more adventures and warmer weather!

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