Wild Woody’s Campground & Antiques | NC Weekend | UNC-TV


>>IT’S LIKE HOME, YOU KNOW. YOU DON’T ADVERTISE HOME. IT’S JUST HOME.>>I KIND OF THINK FROM WHAT THE
TOURISTS SAY THAT STOP HERE, THEY SAY IT’S KIND OF LIKE GOING
BACK TO LIKE WHERE THESE LITTLE INDIVIDUAL MOM AND POP STORES
WERE, MAYBE AROUND ROUTE 66. I WAS THERE WHEN I WAS A KID. FABULOUS, FASCINATED. THEY WERE ONE OF A KIND.>>THEY’RE REFERRING TO LAUREL
SPRINGS, QUIET AND PEACEFUL, FAR REMOVED FROM THE HUSTLE AND
BUSTLE OF THE LARGER TOWNS YOU’LL FIND DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.>>LODGING UP HERE, NICE LITTLE
BAR, GREAT FOOD. THEY’VE GOT GOOD FOOD HERE. IT’S — THEY’VE GOT IT ALL.>>IT’S KIND OF LIKE A — I
DON’T KNOW. IT’S A PAUSE BUTTON, YOU KNOW,
IN TIME. YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GO BACK, AND
IT’S A LITTLE QUIETER HERE. IT’S A LITTLE LAID BACK. YOU HAVE THE SCENERY. YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE ARE A
LITTLE NICER HERE. YOU DON’T HAVE THE BUSY HUMDRUM
OF THE CITY.>>AS YOU DRIVE INTO TOWN ON
HIGHWAY 18, YOU’LL NOTICE HANDMADE SIGNS INVITING YOU TO
VISIT WILD WOODY’S CAMPGROUND AND STORE. IF YOU STOP, YOU’LL DISCOVER A
STORE FILLED WITH HISTORY THAT SPANS FROM HOLLYWOOD TO NORTH
CAROLINA. THE OWNER, LINDA WOODY, IS TRULY
ONE OF A KIND.>>YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE KIDS
THAT HAVE NEVER HEARD AL JOLSON RECORDS ON THE VICTROLA? THAT IS AMAZING! [RECORD PLAYING]
♪ FROM THE HEART OF DIXIE ♪>>THE PLAYER PIANO. THEY’VE NEVER HEARD A PLAYER
PIANO. THEY SAY, “HOW DOES THAT WORK?” THE ONES THAT COME IN, AND
THEY’RE LIKE, “OH, MY GOSH,” AND THEY’RE ENTHUSIASTIC. THEY’RE ENTHUSIASTIC OVER
EVERYTHING. I LOVE THEM PEOPLE. BUT THERE ARE, UNFORTUNATELY,
PEOPLE COME IN AND THEY RUN OUT THE BACK DOOR AS FAST AS THEY
CAN GO. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE
LOOKING FOR. IT’S NOT THIS. I DON’T KNOW IF THE ALIEN SCARES
THEM OR MAYBE PIN HEAD ACROSS THE STREET OR ONE LADY WAS
SCARED BECAUSE OF THE DEAD DUMMY. SCARED HER.>>IF YOU HAPPEN TO FIND
SOMETHING IN THE STORE YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT, LINDA WILL
SUDDENLY ENTER THE PICTURE, AND WHAT SHE REFERS TO AS
HORSE-TRADING IS ON. THE DICTIONARY DEFINES
HORSE-TRADING AS A NEGOTIATION CHARACTERIZED BY HARD BARGAINING
AND SHREWD EXCHANGE.>>ABOUT 85% IS FOR SALE OR
TRADE. I USUALLY TRADE. I DO WAY BETTER ON A TRADE,
BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY NOT TRADE UP, YOU’LL TRADE FOR
SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT. TODAY I’LL MAKE YOU A DEAL,
$600. IT’S PROBABLY A $1,000 POSTER
HAD I NOT GLUED IT ON A BOARD. SO I’LL MAKE YOU A REALLY GOOD
DEAL TODAY.>>AFTER YOU BROWSED THE ANTIQUE
STORE, HAD LUNCH, ENJOYED A DRIVE DOWN THE BLUE RIDGE
PARKWAY, IT’S TIME TO SETTLE IN FOR THE EVENING IN ONE OF
LINDA’S VINTAGE 1960s CAMPER TRAILERS.>>JUST SMALL ’60s, USUALLY
’60s, MAYBE EARLY ’70s CAMPERS. YOU’D HAVE TO LOOK IN THEM. THEY GOT LITTLE COZY SLEEPERS,
IS WHAT WE CALL THEM. GLORIFIED TENTS.>>PEOPLE ARE KIND OF SPOILED. IT IS CAMPING. NO AIR-CONDITIONING IS ALLOWED
BECAUSE IT WILL BLOW OUT ALL THE ELECTRIC IN THE WHOLE PLACE. THEY HAVE TO REALIZE THEY LOOK
BIGGER THAN THEY ARE, AND SOMETIMES THERE’S ONLY ROOM FOR
ONE PERSON. YOU CAN BARELY TURN AROUND.>>THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT
KEEP LAUREL SPRINGS GOING — THE PEACE A PERSON CAN FIND
THERE AND THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE AND VISIT THE AREA.>>EVERYTHING’S ON GO FROM WHEN
YOU WAKE UP. YOUR SMARTPHONES ARE BUZZING. AND HERE YOU CAN GET AWAY FROM
THAT.>>BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE CELL
SERVICE.>>TRUE. [LAUGHING]
>>NOW, THE PEOPLE THAT COME HERE. BEFORE, YOU’D SEE THEM ONCE AND
YOU’D NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN. MAYBE 20 YEARS LATER, THEY’D
FIND IT. THEY’D SAY, “OH, I WAS HERE 20
YEARS AGO, AND WE FOUND THIS PLACE AGAIN.” BUT NOW IT’S — EVERYBODY IS
JUST FABULOUS THAT COME HERE. IT’S JUST — THAT’S WHAT KEEPS
IT GOING, THE PEOPLE.

3 Replies to “Wild Woody’s Campground & Antiques | NC Weekend | UNC-TV”

  1. Thank You Linda for a wonderful weekend getaway. I can only recommend everyone to make a trip to Laurel Springs. Through our travels on the Blue Ridge Parkway Wolfgang and I had decided it was time to get off the winding roads and by chance landed at Wild Woody's. Karl greeted us with open arms and a warm welcoming smile. We decided that we wanted to spend the weekend there. Our weekend accommodation was the Crab Shack. We send You greetings from across the pond and we will see you both again. Wolfgang and Corina.

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