It’s Friday And Mayberry Is My Home Town
This week FLEW by for me! It's been a great week for me and I hope it has been for you! Are you ready for the weekend? I AM!
Yeah it's Friday so you know what that means... it's time for Friday's Video!
From time to time here at "My Life as I See It" and on other blogs I visit, I've mentioned that I'm from "Mayberry". Now if you don't know what Mayberry is, then well.... I don't quite know what to say to you haha. Mt. Airy, NC or Mayberry NC as some would rather call it, is the birthplace of Andy Griffith. Now how exciting is that? Actually it's pretty cool because I've always loved the Andy Griffith Show and watch it every chance I get.
Our town of Mt. Airy really tries to capitalize on the fact that Andy Griffith was born here. The fact that there were several places in and around the area that were mentioned on the show from time to time makes it a Mayberry fans dream to visit good ole Mt. Airy. Heck, even Thelma Lou (Barney's Girlfriend) whose real name is Betty Lynn, moved here from California.
Mt. Airy has an annual Mayberry Days that draws THOUSANDS of folks to Mt. Airy each year. During that weekend there is a parade and all sorts of people portray characters like the Mayberry deputy Barney from the show. There are also some of the original characters that show up for Mayberry Days each year. It's pretty interesting, especially if you're a people watcher like me, to sit and watch all the fans react to my home town being "Mayberry".
Of course if you are a reader of my blog and live here in this area, you already know all this. But, I realize I have readers here at my blog from all over the world, and I'm sure life in Mayberry is really different than it is where you live. Or is it? Maybe you can chime in after you watch the video below and speak your mind on just how different it is where you live.
So anyway, last Sunday it was a gorgeous day here in "Mayberry", so I grabbed the new Flip Mino HD that was sent to me and headed into town for some exclusive footage hahaha. I had fun doing it and I hope you enjoy it.
So check it out, the video is kinda crazy and I pretty much just shot from the hip and went with whatever was on my mind. Soooo, you're getting the real Jake here along with the ficticious Mayberry that I call my home town.
Mayberry Jakes Home Town from Jake Leftwich on Vimeo.
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