This Road rides up around 3000 ft above the main highways to the north and south.  You essentially drive the "rim" all the way down, snaking around at 45 mph and enjoying the views.  And the views are stunning.  There is hiking trails, overlooks, waterfalls and dozens of other things that have you suddenly pulling over to the side of the road for.  I felt like my "relax" switch was turned on their and everything seemed to slow down and go in slow motion.  www.blueridgeparkway.org 
This road starts right out of Waynesboro, VA - The Skyline Drive is to the north of that and is really just another piece of the same highway (blue ridge) but I believe from the locals - they cut that area off coming out of DC to charge people a toll but I am not sure on that one.
Anyway - You follow that from waynesboro all the way down to the Great Smokey Mountains just past Asheville North Carolina.  
  I thought the leaves would have been a little more colored but the views were still gorgeous without it.  From the pic above you can see why they called it BLUE RIDGE.  I would love to see it in end of October when the landscape becomes a colorful dream.  I saw pictures of it and just cant imagine the beauty.
  Linville Falls, Humpback Mountains, Ravens Roost, Crab tree Falls are just some of the things that I did on the parkway.  Go there - Do it!  So many wonderful B&Bs around the parkway to choose from as well.
  My favorite Stops were in Staunton at Zynodoa restaurant for dinner - Delicious food and cute downtown.  AN Overnight stay at Iris Hill B & B in Waynesboro, VA.

  Boone and Blowing Rock North Carolina - Bistro Roca in BLowing Rock was one of my best meals on the trip and the wine list is very impressive! The food was creative rustic, and the place was very masculine (which I love) the chairs were awesome.  

My Favorite spot of all was Veritas winery and their Inn in Afton, VA. - my next blog will be all about Virginia wine country and this amazing spot will be featured

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