The travel log continues from Addison’s Inn located in beautiful Wilkesboro NC. Today we plan to travel along the apple trail, seeking the magical fruit, as well as more barbecue.
We began in Chapel Hill and no trip with the Salisburys is complete without at least one visit to a native Post Office. The Post Office is located across Franklin from UNC and has a number of wonderful murals throughout the customer lobbies.
The rotunda at the UNC visitor’s center displays a number of wonderful paintings, an energetic sculpture of President Polk, as well as a beautifully crafted clock and barometer. The painting in the photo is a portrait of Rembrandt’s sister by the artist.
We headed east to Wake Forest University, where we reconnected with a family friend who is a student there. We continued to Pilot Mountain, which was the inspiration for the town, Mount Pilot, mentioned often on the Andy Griffith Show. From there, we went to Mount Airy — the hometown of “Sheriff Andy Taylor” and the real-life village behind the Town of Mayberry. The view from Pilot Mountain is spectacular on a clear day.