Lately we've been heading over to Athens, which is only an hour's drive away. Athens is a hip little college town with two dedicated vegetarian restaurants and the Mean Bean, a laid back hippie-Mexican-style place where we can get healthy, tasty vegan food in a relaxed environment. Athens is big enough to have everything you need, while remaining small town enough to have no traffic. We love the old brick buildings of downtown. Here's a photo of my husband as we walked downtown, a picture of the side of well-known vegetarian restaurant The Grit as we approached, and a mural on a liquour store next to Mean Bean (it says, "No Crybabies" and features a large crying baby face).