Hello darlings! Welcome to the first of many posts regarding the vacation... My mom, pumpkinbutt and I went to Mount Airy, NC which is the town that Mayberry from the Andy Griffith show is based upon. She and I are big fans and have been dying to visit for years.
The first cool thing we discovered was The Derby Restaurant which dates to 1947. I LOVE finding quaint, oddball, local type places...and flipped when we just happened to drive past this place while we were exploring the town aka getting lost. The neatest thing to me is that this place isn't listed on the "tour guide".
Here is a newspaper spread from when the Derby first opened. It was originally called the Derby Cottage and had a separate small building donning a derby hat out in the front that was a gas station and later became an ice cream stand, but has now been torn down. Click on the image to read about how the Derby was the newest, the most modernest, up-to-date eating establishment and it featured tomorrow's lighting!!!
The Derby serves yummy greasy southern food for cheap and they load you up with it! I absolutely recommend stopping in if you are in the neighborhood. I don't have the phone number or address but the town is small...ask someone, anyone that lives there and I'm sure they will directly direct you in the right direction.
Now....For the most exciting thing ever!!!!! I am an absolute freak over old fortune telling type things and I LOVE these wate/fate deals!!!!!! I actually found one for sale once and was dying to purchase it, only it was $500...damn. This one at the Derby is the coolest though! It still worked and was only 1 cent!
Now, here is my dilemma... I have an awful memory so I took a picture of the fortune. Well, I then discovered that the picture is not completely legible...Click on the image for a larger look-see and tell me if you can make it out.. At this point I don't care if it's just an educated guess! In part it says "Don't expect miracles but _____k fact(s?) ____. "
It's driving me crazy that I can't figure this out....
I had a picture of me standing on here but I looked like Dorkus McClod so I decided to not embarrass myself by including it.
Stay tuned! More installments to follow!