Road trips are "in". They were never really "out" (remember National Lampoon's Vacation?), but with the current Covid-19 pandemic, they're increasingly popular. Given we don't have to wear a mask in our own car if we're driving solo or with quarantine mates, we can stop as needed (though less frequent is advisable minimizing exposure to the Coronavirus), and best of all, those spectacularly scenic views!
It was for these travel advantages that I embarked on a road trip to North Carolina overnighting at Pilot Cove. Another major reason was to hike the Pisgah National Forest and Black Balsam Knob & Tennent Mountain in North Carolina. An easy (3-4 hours) drive from Atlanta, especially pleasing (and slightly longer) if you take the Blue Ridge Parkway route.