The excitement level in this house has increased exponentially over the past few days, building to a frenzy heretofore unmatched. Why? Oh, because we're going to the one place my girls have dreamed of visiting for the past year.
*It's not Disney World.
*It's not the American Girl headquarters in Chicago.
*It's not F-A-O Schwartz.
*It's not Mr. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. (Though Libbey & Caroline do feel as if they have the golden ticket.)
We are traveling to a place that has been deemed more exciting than Disney, American Girl, Schwartz, and Wonka, combined. My friends, we're headed to Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
Yes, I said Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
For the uninitiated, that would be the birthplace of one Andy Griffith. As in The Andy Griffith Show. As in the one program my husband and daughters are obsessed with and watch every single day. Mayberry recreated, for all to experience!
Why, it's none other than Andy, Opie, Gomer, and Barney!
My children quote dialogue from the show. They can name every single character in the Mayberry universe. Libbey's heart's desire is to sit at Andy's desk (he was the Sheriff of Mayberry, ya know!) and prop her feet upon it. Caroline wants to be locked in one of the jail cells. Scott will take 927 pictures while his eyes well with tears and his heart bursts with pride.
I. Am. Not. Joking.
Honestly, I'll just be along for the ride. 'Cause while Andy Griffith is a good, classic, wholesome television show, it ain't Designing Women.
Happy weekend, y'all--what are your plans? Will you be in Mt. Airy? Stop and tell us "HEY!" if you are!
*I appreciate whomever created these 19 seconds of genius. 'Cause I get the quirky:
*DUDE...I'm so honored. The Mt. Airy Visitor's Center commented on this post. That's so hard rockin'!