My husband and I drove up to Blue Ridge and Elijay Georgia. It’s located about 2 hours from our home. Its a beautiful drive through the mountains and located near trout springs, lakes, and mountain cabins. Many of the shops are geared for tourist, and cabin furnishings, fishing gear, and bear t shirts and stuffed animals are plentiful. Mountain cabin rentals are available as well as guided fishing trips. But that’s not what we went for. I love the antique shops and they are everywhere, especially in Elijay. These small towns are located in the heart of apple country and apple barns are full of apples, apple butter, fried apple pies, apple salsa, and of course my favorite fried apple pies.