Pictured above:Ford Galaxie, parked outside the Old Mayberry Jail, ready to chase down moonshiners and chicken thieveders.
Fans of The Andy Griffith Show will immediately get the references. Yes, Mount Airy is the birthplace of actor Andy Griffith, and the setting for his beloved 1960s television show. I grew up on The Andy Griffith Show so a stop to this small town just off the Blue Ridge Parkway was a must. Don't expect Mayberry; Mount Airy is really nothing more than a small, average North Carolina town, but things change when Mayberry Days hits full stride in late September and Goober, Gomer, Otis (my favorite character!) and Aunt Bea all appear around town.