From rural and rustic Suches our route carried us north on state Route 60, another dizzily twisted road, and eventually into Blue Ridge on state Route 76. The 76 east toward Clayton via Blairsville is a long, easy ride with smooth, wide, gently arching road surfaces, allowing a break from calculating cambers and complex corners. Kudzu, a creeping vine brought to the South from Japan to control roadside erosion, grows rampant along the road, shrouding whole forests and turning power poles into spooky specters. Once past Hiawassee near the North Carolina border, we cut south on state Route 197, which bends around the shores of jewellike Lake Burton, playground for Atlanta's well-to-do. Elaborate boathouses hint at the magnificence of the estates tucked in the rolling hills that rise from the water's edge. Batesville is a charming place to stop, and the general store serves fantastic pecan pancakes. Behind the old store is the Winston Church Hill House, a "Bed and Biscuit" established in 1867.