If you've never had boiled peanuts, you are missing a real treat. They are messy, but they sure are good.
Strangely, given that this is Georgia, most of the raw peanuts that people have in their little peanut stands for boiling come from New Mexico. Never have figured that out, but there must be some reason.
Produce is getting scarce now, the season is about over. But you can still buy lots of jars of jelly, jam, and vegetables. Lots of big jugs of cider, too.
There's one more big weekend here, starting tomorrow. Then the leaf season will be over, and from that point until June, it will be very quiet . Today in town the traffic was so bad we couldn't even get to the library. Our town is not configured for steady streams of traffic, so if you come in on a side road and no one will let you out, you are just stuck.
This will be our second winter when we are both retired, and don't have to worry about getting out if there is a heavy snow. I am looking forward to it. It's never more peaceful up here on the mountain than when we have a big snow in the dead of winter. It's so quiet you can hear the falling snow hitting on the snow already on the ground. It might sound implausible, but it's true.
So, just this one more tourist weekend to get through, and it will be back like it used to be 30 years ago.