After reading about Carrie P.'s trip to Pilot Mountain, Dear Hubby and I decided that was where we needed to go for our last weekend off before high school football started with a vengence. We had a great time. We didn't actually go to Pilot Mountain State Park but we did hit a lot of their shops in just the cutest little downtown.
The first place we went was Pilot Mountain Peddlars. What a great prim shop!
Dear Hubby took a picture of Tammy and me ..... Tammy looked great, me not so much ....so I left it off. Hey, it's my blog. Here is a picture of what I bought at Tammy's instead.
Pilot Mountain had three antique shops, a country store, and several restaurants all on one street. What a great way to spend the afternoon. We ate lunch at Sopper's Restaurant. Excellent, excellent food but service was a little slow. They are fairly new and don't think they anticipated enough servers or cooks.
After hanging out in Pilot Mountain for several hours, we went up to Mt. Airy, about a 10 minute drive north. Mt. Airy is also known as Mayberry, home of Andy Griffith. A good portion of the show was based on this town. We went to their downtown which had a lot of cute shops, also. They had a primitive shop called Mayberry Primitives, Opie's Candy Store, Floyd's Barber Shop, the Bluebird Cafe (we went in and got Rootbeer Floats and a Malt) plenty of gift shops with Mayberry-touristy stuff.
After settling in at our hotel, we wandered way down the road to Cody Creek for dinner. It's just below the town of Dobson. It was a good 20 minute drive away but what a place. Here is the entrance drive. You have to go through this to get there.
They have a wedding chapel.....
A beautiful gazebo.....
A general store.....
And a great restaurant.
These pictures were taken the next day. We drove back down just to take pictures but it was worth it. We really couldn't see anything the night before. The food was excellent and you couldn't beat the atmosphere. Inside the restaurant was even nicer. Very laid back and casual dining. Inside they had a diarama with a waterfall, black bear, deer, etc. They had a separate smoking area no where close to the non-smoking area (I don't get that sometimes but that's for another day.). The smoking area was decorated like a wine cellar. They had a LARGE dining room that had a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. On either side of the fireplace, they had about 6' diameter wagon wheels that were windows. Wish I had taken a picture of that. The room was banquet style and probably could hold 200-300 people. At the other end was a HUGE projection screen tv. Easily 15 feet long.
After writing this post, I found it was much too long. I cut it in half and wrote another one to be posted on Friday morning. So ya'll come back now, ya hear? Sorry, that was the Beverly Hillbillies.