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Mayberry Meet-up 2014 in Mt. Airy, NC 11-13 July 2014 (SCHEDULE)

I’m putting together a “schedule” of things we’ll be doing 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 letting folks know where I will be and inviting you all to join me if it fits your schedule.

Friends…all the below 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 and Professor Brower’s class on Saturday.  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
floyd@iMayberry.com

== Friday Schedule ==

When you wake – 4:30 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)

— Visit Pilot Mountain either the town or the park…or both.

4:45 – 7:30 pm

— Eat Dinner at “The Depot” in Dobson, NC (Or head out on your own to eat)

— Gather at Mayberry Motor Inn for trip to “The Depot” in Dobson, NC (about a 15-20 minute trip south on 601 out of Mt. Ariy).

— Bring your camera because it’s a sight to behold.  Here’s a link to the web site – http://www.codycreek.net

— I figured we’d head down there a little early because they tend to get busy and to allow more “visiting” time back at the Mayberry Motor Inn after eating

7:30 – 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.

== 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)

12:30 – 4:00 pm

— Andy Griffith Museum for a tour of the museum and  2pm Professor Brower’s Lecture on TAGS episode “Back to Nature”.

— Get a group photos by the Andy & Opie statue at some point.

4:00 – 6:00 pm

— Free time. Go out with friends/alone doing whatever you might like to do OR head over toward the Mayberry Motor Inn to get ready for the evening of fun.

== FOOD FOR SATURDAY EVENING ==

— The plan for eating is to order sandwiches from Subway in their Platter form.  Each platter serves 5-9.   Pizza is also a possibility if we run out of subs.  Bring chips if you have any special ones you love.

6:00 – 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).

— Eat Subs and/or Pizza.

— 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

— Pack up and head back to the real world with great memories!

(ALTERNATIVES things to do while in Mt. Airy)

– 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

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