It has been 8 months now since my migration from the golden state to the Southeast. While I don't recommend making a move to a new area mid-winter, I will say it gave me that much more anticipation for the other three seasons of the year here.
Being motorcycle riding is my passion, fall was the season I anticipated most. After all that was the time of year I came for my last interview prior to taking this new position. It was the last week in October, the weather was the same as I left in California. Now I had been here many times, but that was the first time when the leaves were turning.
You know those shots of autumn you see from space? Well, those are here in my backyard! The Hallmark card ideal we all have of fall is exactly what it looks like in the Southeast. The beautiful scenery combined with the crisp air makes for perfect riding.
My motorcycle meetup group recently took advantage of this time of year and planned an overnight trip to Suches Georgia. Eight of us in total made the trip. Suches is a little town situated in the middle of the Chattahoochee National Park.
This trek was 135 miles each way and packed with great sites and twisty back roads. And unlike California, you can travel hundreds of miles without ever jumping on a freeway (interstates as locals call them). This makes such a ride all that much more fun. We happened upon the neat little town of McCaysville. This is literally a throwback town reminiscent of Norman Rockwell illustrations on The Saturday Evening Post.
We also stopped by in Morgantown for a bite to eat at a local cafe. Another town where southern hospitality is alive and strong. Shortly after we rolled into Suches and unloaded at the High Valley Resort. This hideaway actually has it's own little runway. The cabins were all booked, so we stayed in a few bunkhouses. This is essentially a little stand-alone room with two beds and a space heater, but that's all we needed.
We spent the rest of our time riding in and around Suches. It was a great weekend and one that reminded me how beautiful this end of the world is.