Very Special Visit to Surry County with Angie Daoud #29

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Monday Oct 26, 2015 Under Uncategorized

The best way to explore a county is of course with a local. Angie Daoud hit this one out of the park and we had a great day in Surry County.  After the obligatory quick stop at the Andy Griffith statue, we started at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. This was the perfect start for our visit because it gave a great overview of the county and Angie pointed out several interesting highlights. We particularly liked the exhibit about the rock- the world’s largest open face granite quarry.  The Einstein Monument base and the Wright Brothers Monument came from this quarry. We also  liked the model train exhibit with each of the depots starting with Sanford.

Our next stop was lunch at Snappy Lunch where Cobey had the famous Porkchop Sandwich. This was just the beginning of the eating. The kids had a great time picking candy at Opie’s Candy Shop. Angie and I enjoyed moonshine ice cream at the Hillbilly’s Gluten Free Bakery. Claire had her first malt at Walker’s Soda Foundation while Cobey had a shake.  The downtown has some fabulous shops and we of course got socks at Renfro Sock Factory Outlet. Claire loved seeing all the guitars around town. We then rode out of town to see the rock at the North Carolina Granite Corp.

We visited the grave of Chang and Eng Bunker, who were conjoined twins. The last stop with Angie was to Pilot Mountain where we had a great view. It was absolutely gorgeous.


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