|The views get better with each scenic overlook.|
|Ridge after ridge of mountains were breath-taking.|
|We were blessed with beautiful weather......until|
We continued to travel south exiting the Blue Ridge Parkway at Fancy Gap and stopping in Mt. Airy - the hometown of Andy Griffith and the town that Mayberry was based on.
|This was in the general store.|
|This statue outside the Andy Griffith Museum was adorable.|
|Inside the lobby of the museum, the gas pumps from the 'filling station'.|
|"Stars" for the stars of the show.|
|Barnie's patrol car. You can take a ride around town in it. The owner of the car will chauffeur you.|
|I think that is Opie's tackle box and Otis' straw hat in the back window.|
|Passing the filling station on our way our of town and Barney's car is parked for the night.|
We were then off to our destination of Little Switzerland, NC with the perils of Route 226A still unknown to us...... Meet Diamondback - 12 miles of twists and turns. As per the brochure, over 190 turns in just twelve miles.
|Here's the sign next to the road the next morning.|