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Thursday, July 5, 2012

4&5th Day Mount Airy NC-Day OFF&USA Birthday

We have to admit it –the weather runs our life ,on our 4th day in Mount Airy it was rainy and hot,so we had an option either to hike and get soaked or stay in the trailer work the computer or read a book-well we chose the second option  ,but only till noon when we decided it is a good opportunity to get supplies from the closest Walmart.

On the next morning we spent 2 hours searching for a C.G with electricity in the Mercer County WV as many counties lost electrical power due to the storm.

Putting this issue behind us we took of to Downtown Mount Airy to watch the local 4th July parade.

Mount Airy-4th July Parade 

Mount Airy-4th July Parade                 Mount Airy-4th July Parade

Mount Airy-4th July Parade                 Mount Airy-4th July Parade

It was fun,hot,colorful and took around an hour to go through.

We had some extra time between the end of the parade till a band will perform in the Veteran’s Park,so to cool off we had an excellent Ice cream Soda ,visited a museum where Donna Fargo (a country music singer) signed autographs  and listened to some music .

Mount Airy-4th July Parade             Mount Airy-4th July Parade-Donna Fargo

BAND IN THE MUSEUM                                              DONNA FARGO

No 4th of July is complete without fire works ,so we had to put up with the  Band in the Veteran Park that after 2 hours of constant Rock music gave me a headache –finally the beautiful display of colors was all over the sky (hard to catch on camera)

Mount Airy-4th July Firework    Mount Airy-4th July Firework

Mount Airy-4th July Firework

HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA

5 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We love to watch small town parades or even visit their farmer's market. The take so much pride in what they do. Glad you took some time out to visit with the locals.

Jim and Sandie said...

Not sure you guys know - but Mount Airy is the basis for the TV show "Andy Griffith" set in Mayberry. We had so much fun while we were there. I love those small towns and their celebrations. Much better than the cities.

John and Carol said...

Do you have any celebration in Israel that resembles our 4th of July? Any time you use fireworks?

John and Carol said...

I grew up watching Andy Griffith. What a great show! The star of the show, Andy, died on the 3rd. How nice to be in the town where the show was based. 4th of July parades are the best. Safe travels and hopefully the weather will cool down soon.

Danny &Shula Oren said...

We have the same events during our Day Of Independence.
We all grew on Andy Griffith and it was interesting and sad at the same time when he passed away.