The boys bought Mayberry tee-shirts and candy at Opie's.
And, we visited the Andy Griffith Collection (museum) located at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Our visit was too late in the day to take a vintage 1962 Squad Car tour of the town. But, we did walk down Main Street before continuing to the lovely Roanoke Valley.
We enjoyed a great dinner and stayed overnight at the beautiful historic Hotel Roanoke. While GJ had another business meeting to attend on Thursday morning, AJ and I enjoyed a fabulous buffet breakfast and watched the many trains passing by this old grand railroad hotel before departing to drive south on the Blue Ridge Parkway for our quiet family celebration of GJ's big birthday.