The big news is that Maxine and I have moved into an office in downtown Blue Ridge, GA!
After two years of fighting the spiders, scorpions and slow DSL in our remote, rustic cabin, we decided it would be nice to have a bon-a-fide office. Thanks to my friend Joe Placher of Cabin Watch Premium Home Services (www.cabinwatch.net), we are now sharing a grand office. I call the décor, designed and built by Joe, “Industrial Barn!”
The move required a trip to TX to haul the rest of my office furniture from my Mom’s “real” barn, and then hiring the good ole boys from Blue Ridge Mountain Movers to heft everything to the second floor. Yep, the second floor.
We’re now in the historic old tobacco & candy building located at 560 East Main Street, Suite 2 Blue Ridge, GA. The phone & address remains the same, 706. 492. 5070. PO Box 250 Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
Maxine is usually bored while I’m at the computer, so if you want to come visit and take her for a walk, I’m sure she’d oblige, especially if you have a dog treat. We’re at the office most days from about 10am – 4pm. During deadline time we’re here 24/7. So– Whoo Hoo! We’re official downtowners!
As most of you know we’re coming into our peak tourist season and this issue provides the most comprehensive list of Fall Festivals in the area. We cover everything from the biggest mama of all, the GA Apple Festival, to the most down-home local of local, the Heritage Days at Talking Rock. So whatever your crowd threshold, there’s something for everyone.
Satterwhite Log Homes has our cover and feature this issue. If you’re even thinking about a build in the area you should check out their model home on Hwy 515 in East Ellijay. The friendly folks there are waiting to help.
As an animal lover, I love to profile our 4-legged friends. Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hells Hollow is one of my favorites. Maxine and I plan on taking a ride with them as soon as we finish this issue. Plus don’t forget the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland! So many cute critters– including the lemurs, otters and kangaroos– great stuff for teaching kids and adults alike about these and other precious species.
Our next issue is the famous “Apple Festival” issue. We’ll have a behind –the-scenes of the largest apple house and one of the smaller apple houses for comparison.
Also on tap is how Blue Ridge is becoming one of north Georgia’s favorite craft beer towns with three local microbrewers. And then- because it’s October- a fascinating article about the ghosts of the north Georgia Mountains– did you know you could take a tour? Don’t know about you- but I want to go see some ghosts! I think Maxine will stay at home for that one.
Lots to do this fall, so get on out there and live life to the fullest- we only go around once– unless you believe in ghosts!