Tuesday, May 01, 2012

We’re Going To The Chapel

We are still here in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Here is a photograph of Mayberry Campground taken from our site. Not bad digs, huh?


Sunday, after church, we took a drive over to Dobson, North Carolina to Cody Creek Park.  Cody Creek Park was developed in 1987 with a gazebo, wedding chapel, banquet halls, clubhouse, cabins, restaurant, and general store.  You enter through the gates and travel a winding road around a hill that leads down to a covered bridge taking you across Cody Creek.  It is a beautiful setting and exquisitely done inviting romance no matter what stage of life your in.

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As you cross the bridge, you see the old time General Store off to your right --

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And the Gazebo, Banquet Hall, and Clubhouse off to your left.  The Clubhouse is on the hill.

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“We’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get married.”  Here are some pictures of the Wedding Chapel for your enjoyment.

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After you “get hitched” and finish with your reception at either the Banquet Hall or the Clubhouse, you can honeymoon in one of the many cabins on the property.

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Cody Creek Park is, also, home to The Depot restaurant which is recognized as one of the best eateries in northwestern North Carolina.  First of all, you are impressed by the building itself.  It sits at the foot of a hill and is built out of logs resembling a train depot.  As you enter into the building there is a water fall and working water wheel with full sized stuff animals to greet you.  There are two large dining areas and a sports bar to accommodate their patrons.  They have an extensive menu with specials every day of the week (except Mondays, because they’re not opened on Monday) and the prices are very reasonable considering the ambiance.

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Judy had the salmon patties with red skinned mashed potatoes, turnip greens, and a dinner roll while I enjoyed southern fried pork loins with the red skinned mashed potatoes, turnip greens, and a piece of broccoli cornbread.  Both meals were delicious and we shared a piece of peanut butter cheese cake for desert.  With drinks, tip, title, and tax the whole bill came to less than thirty bucks.

Yesterday we did stop by the City Jail expecting to see a replica of Andy and Barney’s jail on the Mayberry shows, but that was not to be.  The desk and such have been moved to the Andy Griffith Museum.  We saw it there but weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the museum.  So, even though it is billeted as the Mayberry Jail it is in fact the old Mount Airy City Jail; therefore, we didn’t make any pictures.

Today we’ll clean house, make a Walmart run, and get ready to head out for our next destination, Alexandria, Virginia.  There’s not a whole lot to do so we’ll have some time for relaxing and reading.

So, in the meantime, May God Bless  - - - - - - - -  


  1. Looks like you two had a great time visiting Mayberry! Safe travels as you head north - be seenya soon.

  2. From your pictures and narrative, Cody Creek Park looks like a lovely place. I am putting it on my Bucket List.

  3. wow what a neat place...look like a place I'd like to put on our bucket list too...trave safe