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

Wow, this is going to be fun time in Mt. Airy!  I never expected to be able to meetup with so many of you next weekend (19-21 July 2013).

I’ll list at the bottom of the e-mail all those I have been told are planning to be in Mt. Airy with us so you will know who’s attending.   If you know of others that I’ve somehow missed, PLEASE let me know!

I’m putting out a “schedule” of things to do but PLEASE realize that nothing is mandatory and nobody will have hurt feelings if you choose to do other things during the times.  I’m just trying to let folks know where I will be and inviting you all to join me if it fits your schedule.

 == Friday Schedule ==

12:30 – 4:00 pm
— Andy Griffith Museum to Meet Thelma Lou, Betty Lynn, and tour the museum/visit with fans.
— Get a group photo by the Andy & Opie statue at some point.

4:00 – 8:30 pm
— Free time. Go out with friends or alone to get something to eat or whatever you might like to do.

8:30 – 11:00 pm (or later)
— Gather at the Mayberry Motor Inn in the gazebo area (you don’t have to be staying there to come over and visit).
— Bring sodas, tea, punch and some snacks if you have ’em.
— BRING lawn chairs if you have ’em. (There are some chairs at the gazebo but to be safe, bring your own.)
— Watch episodes of The Andy Griffith Show together on a screen under the stars.
— Visit with friends.
— Maybe record a podcast episode together.  Think about a good quote about what Mayberry means to you and I’ll record you guys telling us one at time.

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 == Saturday Schedule ==

When you wake – 12:30 pm

— Visit downtown Mt. Airy. Pick and choose
— Snappy Lunch (breakfast, lunch, or both – closes at 1:15 so eat early)
— Drop by Floyd’s City Barber Shop
— Visit shops on Main Street (be sure to visit Mayberry on Main)
— Ice Cream at Barney’s
Mayberry Squad Car Tours starting at Wally’s (30 minute ride)
— Visit Main Oak Emporium (Mayberry Jail & Taylor’s front porch photo locations)

1:00 pm

— Gather at Mayberry Motor Inn for trip to the Old Mayberry Trading Post & Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA (about a 50 minute trip north of Mt. Ariy on the Blue Ridge Parkway).
— I think we’ll visit both for an hour or so each. (more or less as needed)
— We’ll pass over Mayberry Creek on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Hopefully we’ll spot the sign and can stop for a photo at the sigh.

~5:00 pm

— Start back to Mt. Airy or maybe we could eat at the Mabry Mills Resturant. We’ll decide on the fly.  (http://www.mabrymillrestaurant.com/menu.shtml)

(ALTERNATIVES for those not wanting to visit VA)

– World’s Largest Open-Face Granite Quarry http://www.visitmayberry.com/Worlds_Largest_Open-Face_Granite_Quarry.aspx

– Mount Airy Museum of Regional History (Downtown Mt. Airy) & Donna Fargo Exhibit
http://www.visitmayberry.com/13_brMount_Airy_Museum_of_Regional_History.aspx
http://www.visitmayberry.com/Donna_Fargo_Exhibit_.aspx

-J.E.B. Stuart Historical Birthplace
http://www.visitmayberry.com/JEB_Stuart_Historical_Birthplace.aspx

– Andy’s Homeplace-Mount Airy, NC
http://www.visitmayberry.com/Andys_Homeplace-Mount_Airy_NC.aspx

– Other things for you to choose from
http://www.visitmayberry.com/mayberryattractions_13.aspx

8:30 – 11:00 pm (or later)
— Gather at the Mayberry Motor Inn in the gazebo area (you don’t have to be staying there to come over and visit).
— Share tells about the days adventures in Mayberry.
— Watch episodes of The Andy Griffith Show together on a screen under the stars.

— Bring sodas, tea, punch and some snacks if you have ’em.
— BRING lawn chairs if you have ’em. (There are some chairs at the gazebo but to be safe, bring your own.)

— Visit with friends.
— Maybe record most stuff for the podcast episode together.

 == Sunday Schedule ==

pre-noon
Option 1: Visit church of your choice.

— Option 2 (~10am): If there’s interest, meet at Mayberry Motor Inn gazebo for Mayberry Bible Study. I would be glad to run the Bible Study and could record it for an episode of The Mayberry Study Podcast.

11:30 – 12:30pm
— Break bread together at to be determined restaurant

~1:00 pm

— Visit downtown Mt. Airy. Pick up those items you wish you got on Saturday
— Visit shops on Main Street
Mayberry on Main (open 10 to 6pm on Sunday)
— Ice Cream at Barney’s
Mayberry Squad Car Tours starting at Wally’s (30 minute ride)
— Visit Main Oak Emporium (Mayberry Jail & Taylor’s front porch photo locations)

8:00 – 11:00
— Back to the Gazebo at the Mayberry Motor Inn for visiting and videos under the stars.

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Friends…all the above are options/suggestions for things to do in Mt. Airy.  The main events, to me, are the gatherings at the gazebo to visit and get to know one another.  I hope as many as possible will find time to drop by and grow our Mayberry friendships.

Jan and I are looking forward to seeing you all in Mayberry!

–Allan Newsome

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