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  • April 22, 2010
    The sights in North Carolina

    Hi Everybody! Mike here. We had a great day off in Greensboro, North Carolina, beginning with an excellent breakfast at Waffle House. What is it about the Waffle House? I love the place. Maybe it's the fact that they generally have a dedicated hash brown griddle. Maybe it's the fact that my brother-in-law once pointed out a sign at a Waffle House in central Florida that stated, presumably for the benefit of the cooks, "They're hash browns, not hash tans!"


    Robby rented a car so he could find and explore "Körner's Folly" in Kernersville. Happily, my wife and I were able to join him. We did indeed find the place and, after exploring the property, I quickly came to the conclusion that the guy who built it is a class-A goofball. I don't think I've ever referred to anybody as a "goofball." But the next time you happen to find yourself in Kernersville (named after the goofball himself), go check the place out. You'll see what I mean.
    The adventure continued as we found the gravesite of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. I was obsessed with their story when I was a kid. And to think, they lived and died so close to the site of the Andy Griffith museum. Yep, we went there too. Well, the museum was closed, but we stood by the excellent statue and wandered down Main Street of "Downtown Mayberry," where there were plenty of Griffith-related gifts for sale. Robby bought himself a sheriff's badge, of course.

    And then we ended the day with a successful search the the shell-shaped Shell gas station in Winston- Salem. The place is on the National Register of Historic Places. Really. How much fun would it have been to fill up there? Sadly, it is no longer an operating gas station. But I hope the residents of Winston-Salem appreciate their good fortune in having such a shell-shaped phenomena in their town. Amazing.

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on April 22, 2010 - 7:30pm

Hi Everybody! Mike here. We had a great day off in Greensboro, North Carolina, beginning with an excellent breakfast at Waffle House. What is it about the Waffle House? I love the place. Maybe it's the fact that they generally have a dedicated hash brown griddle. Maybe it's the fact that my brother-in-law once pointed out a sign at a Waffle House in central Florida that stated, presumably for the benefit of the cooks, "They're hash browns, not hash tans!"


Robby rented a car so he could find and explore "Körner's Folly" in Kernersville. Happily, my wife and I were able to join him. We did indeed find the place and, after exploring the property, I quickly came to the conclusion that the guy who built it is a class-A goofball. I don't think I've ever referred to anybody as a "goofball." But the next time you happen to find yourself in Kernersville (named after the goofball himself), go check the place out. You'll see what I mean.
The adventure continued as we found the gravesite of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. I was obsessed with their story when I was a kid. And to think, they lived and died so close to the site of the Andy Griffith museum. Yep, we went there too. Well, the museum was closed, but we stood by the excellent statue and wandered down Main Street of "Downtown Mayberry," where there were plenty of Griffith-related gifts for sale. Robby bought himself a sheriff's badge, of course.

And then we ended the day with a successful search the the shell-shaped Shell gas station in Winston- Salem. The place is on the National Register of Historic Places. Really. How much fun would it have been to fill up there? Sadly, it is no longer an operating gas station. But I hope the residents of Winston-Salem appreciate their good fortune in having such a shell-shaped phenomena in their town. Amazing.

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