As is our tradition, we got up early Friday morning and headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway. By doing so, we miss the Mayor’s Proclamation first thing Friday morning but we also know the hectic day ahead of us, so it is nice to start off at a more relaxed pace.
Rob and I usually eat at the restaurant at Maybry Mill, but the year before we were in a small store in Meadows of Dan that had a food counter in the back. Whatever they were cooking that year smelled really good, so we decided we would try it out on this trip. My college roommate, Dick, had never been, so he was up for whatever we wanted.
While the store is definitely worth the visit with a pretty nice selection of unusual soda pops, the breakfast was a bit disappointing. Not bad but not what we had hoped. But you don’t know if you don’t try.
After our annual stop at Nancy’s Candy Factory, we still went up the parkway to see the mill, one of the most photographed spots on the parkway.
We then headed back south to see Peggy at Mayberry Trading Post. We were disappointed that Peggy was not there due to some minor eye surgery but still had a good time looking through the store. I also dropped off the order of calendars Peggy had ordered, the last of the deliveries I had to make.
Between our inferior breakfast and Peggy not being at the Trading Post, that was two disappointments in a row. Luckily, after we returned to Mount Airy, we toured The Andy Griffith Museum which is never a disappointment.