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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A Quick Glance at Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge, GA is about a two-hour ride from my neck of
the woods in Tennessee. We have visited
there several time over the last 14 years and decided it was time for another
trip! Once that was determined I set out
to find a rental cottage on the Toccoa River in either Blue Ridge or Mineral Bluff.
The Toccoa River in Mineral Bluff, GA
I went to www.VRBO.com (Vacation Rental By Owners) and did a search for pet friendly rentals. I looked at several but I chose the “Merry
Rose Cottage”. It sits in a secluded
area and it is within 40 feet of the river.
If we were in the mood to tube the river there were tubes available for
us. Many of the rentals on the river
My dog on the deck watching the action on the river.
Once that was settled I checked out the restaurants that
we know from previous trips and also checked out the menus for some new
places. I read about a pizza joint by
the name of Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory.
From the write-up about the owners I knew the pizza would be very
authentic and my husband would love it.
It is, and he did! I should have
taken a photo of it, but he was much faster than I was, sorry about that.
We got some bagels at a new place called the Blue Ridge
Bagel Depot. Being a New York Style
bagel lover I was not all that impressed with these bagels. I can’t sugar-coat it, I have to be
honest. I think you can get better
bagels at the grocery store.
Our favorite dinner spot, before and still, is Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille right in town. We
have eaten there several times and were never disappointed. The Prime Rib is out of this world! We met the owner, Brenda, during a visit a
few years ago. I had written a review of
the place and she actually put that review on her website. That site I wrote for at the time is now defunct and the
review no longer exists, but it was fun being ‘famous’ for well over two years.
Prime Rib at Christy Lee's
It is peaceful here on the river; the only sounds are
the people in tubes floating by laughing and chatting. It is a nice place to unwind and let go! Whether you are into water activities,
hiking, shopping or eating, there is something for everyone in Blue Ridge,
There is more to Blue Ridge, Georgia but it’s now up to
you to check it out here for yourself!