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Mayberry Meet-up in Mt. Airy, NC 19-21 July 2013 (Report)

Hey Mayberry,

WOW….let me just say that we had a wonderful time in Mt. Airy, NC this past weekend!

We had 29 Mayberry fans join us for the Mayberry Meetup (listed below)!  They came from *all* over but I think Ohio was the well represented (4),  Tennessee (4),  Alabama (3),  Georgia (2), and the most folks were from North Carolina (16) as it should be since we were in their back yard. 🙂

Friday started of great with a visit to the Andy Griffith Museum and autographs from “Thelma Lou” herself, Ms. Betty Lynn!  Folks stood in line for hours to meet Betty, get an autograph and none were disappointed.  She posed for photos and chatted with every person in line bringing smiles and tears to each along the way.

Friday and Saturday nights were highlight of the weekend for me, just behind visiting with Betty, because those able to do so gathered in the gazebo at the Mayberry Motor Inn  (thanks Alma!) to watch episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, select video clips from Mayberry & beyond, and visit!   Just like sitting on the Taylor’s front porch, we gathered to talk and get to know one another better.  What a wonderful time we had.

During the day on Saturday, 6 car loads of the Mayberry crew headed first up to the “Old Mayberry Trading Post” to see the area where the name “Mayberry” originated.  We looked through the Trading Post and some folks found treasures there that they made their own.  We then traveled the 4 or so miles over to Maybry Mill for photos and some good ole American history on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We didn’t pass up a trip to the Maybry Mill Restaurant before we left for more time to visit another and tell lies to one another while we ate.

Sunday morning, the 12 of us remaining in town once again gathered at the gazebo for a session of the Mayberry Bible Study.  Following the study, those that didn’t have to head right back home went to break bread ones last time before departing.  The Bible study and eating were a fitting and wonderful way to wrap up this Mayberry Meetup weekend.

You can check out photos of the weekend by visiting the Facebook album (you do NOT have to sign up to Facebook to see the photos) at the following link:
http://on.fb.me/13Fyz0U

Thank you to all who were able to attend and hopefully many of you may be able to join us if we do this again.

“Everything’s OKAY…in Mayberry!”

–Allan

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