Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From NC to Ohio.....a long but beautiful drive

We left NC bright and early yesterday.  We knew we had a long ride in front of us.  Luckily we had a great book, A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett, to listen to during the drive.  We also had some gorgeous landscape and scenery to admire.

We also made a slight detour into the town of Mount Airy.  Mount Airy is the birthplace and childhood home of Andy Griffith.  Andy continued to have a home there and spend at least 2-3 months there each year with his family and friends to recuperate and relax during his working years.

Andy Griffith's old school has been turned into a playhouse, museum and actor's school.  We took a walk and saw what we could see.  Frank got a kiss from Thelm and I got a ride in the Mayberry side car.  We also got a chance to say "Hey" to Goober.

We stopped by Aunt Bea's, took a walk around town and stopped in the jail for a visit.  Otis wasn't there but he did leave his clothes behind.  We missed Andy and Opie too but it was okay because we ran into them as they were leaving to the "fishin' hole".

We enjoyed our little detour and it helped break up the long ride.  We got to the hotel around 9 pm and Frank ran out to get me some nyquil as I have some sinus/ear/throat thing trying to settle in on me.  I fell asleep while waiting for his return. He woke be up, gave me a slug of nyquil and back to sleep I went until 6 this morning.  I still feel pretty yucky.  I'll pop some Aleve after breakfast and then we hit the road for Jen and Randy's in Michigan.  Only about a seven hour drive today so I'm happy about that.  If I'm not feeling better by tomorrow, I will hit a clinic and get something to drive this bug out so it doesn't put a damper on our trip.

Have a great day everyone.


  1. Egads! Sounds like the crap I had a couple of weeks ago. I still have drainage and a cough. Hope you kick yours in the butt quickly. I enjoyed your thoughts on Andy!!

    1. I hope so too Paula but here it is only 9 pm and I left my family to go to bed.


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