Fall Colors

Just when you (and I) thought my fall posts were coming to an end, I'm back with another one (and…shhh…I'm putting the plans together for one more later this week). 

But with fall colors like this, how could I possibly resist?

Over the weekend we packed up the kids and day tripped it to the mountains via the blue ridge parkway, which didn't disappoint, once again, providing awesome views of the blue ridge mountains and fall colors. The blue ridge parkway offers over 450 miles of roadway connecting the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in NC to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. 
Read more about it here.
Over the years, we've found ourselves on the parkway, sometimes intentionally and sometimes not (yes, I get lost easily and a lot) and it's always nothing short of stunning. If you find yourself in this area, do yourself a favor and take a drive. 

Of course, the blue ridge parkway was just a means to an end as our ultimate destination was Grandfather mountain, one of the highest peaks in the blue ridge mountains. We enjoyed the Grandfather mountain attraction (paid entry) which included a nature museum, cafe, hiking trails, fudge shop, wildlife habitats and the mile high swinging bridge. Not that I went on the bridge (too scary for me), but the rest of our group did. 
You can read more about grandfather mountain here.

If you're in NC and in the market for a great, family oriented day trip, definitely check out the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain. 

Hope you had a great weekend. 

until next time,