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A road trip to the real Mayberry

Here is a video from today’s road trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains. American readers will be aware of the “Mayberry” angle from the classic American television show with Andy Griffith. Those of you in Europe may not be aware of the cultural complications, which relate to the fact that Andy Griffith the actor was a liberal but that most of those who idolize Griffith, and the television show, are make-America-great-again deplorables.

But never mind all that. It was a nice road trip with some autumnal Blue Ridge Mountain scenery, a wonderful local historian who has had a book of science fiction open every time I’ve been in her store, and scenes from the kitchen of the chef who made my lunch.


  1. Sistine Ilgunas wrote:

    Loved your little trip to Mayberry! Your lunch looked delicious. Grandma Ilgunas ❤️

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    Sistine: Thank you, and congratulations!

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:20 am | Permalink
  3. Chenda wrote:

    Lovely video David. It’s funny that mill looked familiar to me. I dug out some old albums and realised I road tripped past it back when I was 18, almost 20 years ago! Glad to see it’s still in working order 🙂

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
  4. daltoni wrote:

    Chenda: Wow! You’ve been to the Blue Ridge Mountains. That’s fantastic…

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:26 pm | Permalink
  5. Kaitlyn wrote:

    Thank you so much for coming by and for the really cool clips of our food truck! We hope you enjoyed your meal and we get to see you again sometime.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

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