|It was overcast today with rainstorms predicted, so we did inside things and checked out Andy Griffith's town. First we visited the Andy Griffith playhouse and museum that contains info about Andy's career in TV and movies. There is a statute of Andy and Opie going to the fishing hole out front. Then we found out more about eng and Chang bunker, the original Siamese twins who were born in 1811, and after touring, settled west of mt airy. They married sisters and had 21 children combined (no twin children). They are buried about a mile from our campground and we are on the eng and Chang road in the campground, that is on bunker ln. Then we went to the 1938 Earle theatre and learned about tommy jarrell who is the father of round peak music. He helped preserve and develop the old time mountain music sound in the 1900's. Then we checked out places from the tv show such as snappy lunch, opie's candy store, Floyd's barber shop, the old city jail, and a recreation of the jail and Wally's service station. Squad car tours are given. We had and interesting conversation with locals about Andy Griffith and his experiences in mt airy that led to tv episodes. In keeping with the theme, ray had an rc cola and a moon pie and I had a bottle of cheer wine. Then we drove by Andy's homeplace. We also visited and observed the granite being drilled at world's largest granite quarry, it's 80 acres and has been in operation since 1889.