Chicago needs more mountains.
Mayberry town and the top of a mountain in North Carolina.
After a bagel with Will.
After a quick stop at the rest area because Flopsy needed a bathroom break.
After a detour to see a big pencil.
I left Virginia and rolled my way into North Carolina.
I headed out to Mt. Airy, North Carolina: AKA Mayberry. A town devoted to Andy Griffith.
And I met up with Sadie! Sadie is a HungrySister who I know through competitive eating and is awesome and saw that I kind of had not much to do for a bit and offered to let me come stay with her a day earlier than planned!
In “Mayberry” there was a statue of Andy Griffith.
And a gas station.
And some other stuff.
And a jail.
And a museum we couldn’t take photos in.
We honestly never watched the Andy Griffith Show all that much so we weren’t too familiar with anything else!
We were a bit hungry so we went to a fast food place called Cook-Out, which was definitely delicious!
I had a burger topped with homemade chili & slaw, mustard, and onions and a strawberry cheesecake milkshake. And we split some onion rings. It was delicious.
Sadie had to head off to work for a bit so she drove me to the bottom of a mountain and said “drive that way.”
And so I did.
And at the top it was beautiful.
I hiked around a bit and then met back with Sadie in Winston-Salem for a chill night of TV and Taco Bell preparing for the day of exploring ahead…
My Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip:
Day 1: You know you take the scenic route when…
Day 2: I don’t do well with decisions.
Day 3/Day 4: And all the roads that lead you there were winding.
Day 5: I swear we were infinite.
Day 6: Chicago needs more mountains.
Day 7: Second Best Water Ever.
Day 8: RedBone Willy’s Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival.
Day 9: It ain’t over till it’s over.