80s Pop Culture Vacation
STOP #1: Dukes of Hazzard town square & Boar's Nest - Covington, GA
I've actually had the pleasure of visiting Covington, Ga back in 2010 with my good friend (and contributor to RD80s) Wyatt Bloom. He was more of a Dukes fan than I growing up, but it was definitely a fun visit. Just walking around the square downtown, you can easily imagine the General Lee turning the corner, followed my Roscoe in his police cruiser of course, and doing laps around the turnabout in front of the court house. The Boar's Nest still stands as well, but instead of being a bar, it is some kind of church building. Easily a destination I'd enjoy seeing again.
STOP #2: "Kellerman's Resort" from Dirty Dancing - Pembroke, VA
After a long haul from Georgia to Virginia, I figure a couple days at "Kellerman's Resort" would be just the thing I need. The setting for the Dirty Dancing movie, Mountain Lake Hotel still embraces its "claim to fame" by hosting a Dirty Dancing Festival each year. The festival is complete with dance lessons, a "Baby" and "Johnny" look-a-like contest, movie showings and scene location tours, and an antique car show. Or if that is too much, you can work on your lift routine at the nearby lake.