Wife and I woke up Saturday to a beautiful carolina blue sky Saturday morning and decided we needed to ride. Temperature Friday night dipped down to around 35 degrees, cold for us this time of year. The forecast was to warm up to maybe 70 and decided being cold for the start was worth while. I put on my chaps which I have not worn for at least two years and a NorthFace vest under my leather Harley jacket. Nothing like North Carolina on a cool crisp morning and decided to ride up to Andy Griffin's town of Mayberry N.C. (actually Mount Airy) The TV show has made this little town famous and the downtown of Mt. Airy is a very vibrant old fashion little down. There is not a vacant or empty store front and on any Saturday there is always a crowd there. We had decided to eat at Snappy's Lunch to enjoy their famous pork-chop sandwich..you have to try it, and yes you will have to stand in line to get in... there is ALWAYS a line but moves very quickly. Next door to Snappy's you will find Floyd's Barber Shop... still a real shop and was open and cutting hair. Looks just like the one you see on TV. Next door to Floyd's is Opie's Candy Store with all the candies you remember as a kid by can not find any longer. After lunch we took off the chaps and a few layers and took a long route home and enjoyed the very nice fall colors and small towns. This was one of the best all day rides we have taken this year and once home total 260 miles. America is still beautiful you just have to get out of the large towns to see it !!