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Road Rants: Car Confidential … Ruby takes an ADD Detour to Mount Airy, NC

Ruby here ….

As we wound our way down highway 81 from Watertown, NY through Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and finally North Carolina the conversation was centered around Rick and Sandi’s childhood memories and these two have more memories than a Barbara Streisand song …..

They’re prone to ADD detours and today was no exception .  Mile after mile, all that reminiscing about growing up and watching TV took us to Mount Airy, NC otherwise known as Mayberry. It was just a few miles off the highway and away we went! I’ve always liked a man in uniform and Andy’s Patrol Car still tools around town looking just like he did back in the day when Andy and Barney Fife were there keeping the folks of Mayberry safe.  I thought why not, I’ve been known to turn a wheel or two ….  and that gorgeous hunk of metal has aged well, more than I can say for Rick and Sandi.

We parked on Main Street, in the center of town. And I looked good. Shiny and new,  I’m a conversation starter and those two need all the help they can get. Park me in a prominent spot and head lights turn, horns honk and on occasion another bumper gets a little too close to mine. I’m not that kinda Honda ….

They walked the town and I waited, my Best of the Road flags a flappin’ in the Mt. Airy breeze. They ate at the Blue Bird Diner, stopped by Floyds Barber Shop, sauntered past the hardware store and into the bake shop. The got a fried peach pie and me, I got crumbs!

It was finally time for rubber meets the road and away we went … Next stop: Duluth, Georgia!