I met one our blog readers and a fellow reader of the bmwlt.com message forum today. Scott and his wife are vacationing on their BMW K1200LT from Michigan and are staying up in Hiawassee for a few days. Scott had gotten in touch a while back so that we could get together and ride while they were here. Today was that day. Unfortunately Donna had been put on the work schedule and couldn’t get anyone to swap with her so it was just me today. I had a great cool ride from the homestead up to Hiawassee. Around Blue Ridge it got pretty foggy and the mountains were shrouded in the fog.
We planned on meeting at the Blue Otter Restaurant in Hiawassee before heading out for a ride that included lunch. As it turned out, the three of us had all skipped breakfast and were hungry so we just decided to start with lunch right there at the Blue Otter. We then headed through Hiawassee before heading south down Georgia Highway 17 towards Helen. We made the turn on Highway 75 Alt and I wanted to point out Goats On The Roof along the way in Scorpion Hollow (unincorporated) but as we approached, there were no goats and the property was vacant with a large “For Sale” sign out front. We then turned back north on US Highway 129 to head up Blood Mountain and head for Blairsville. We stopped for a break at the Appalachian Trail crossing and I asked “Was that stretch of road okay?” It must’ve been a good choice because both Scott and his wife were grinning from ear to ear while taking off their helmets and nodding their heads. But soon it was time to head back down the mountain and for Blairsville where we’d say our goodbyes.
It was fun to ride with another K1200LT also. You usually don’t see many of them out on the road, let alone two of them together.
Scott it was a pleasure and fun riding with you guys today and we wish you a safe journey on the rest of your trip and on your way back home.