In October 2006 my husband and I took advantage of my fall break and we headed to the mountains of northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina. This spectacular view from the Blue Ridge Parkway could rival the fabulous colors of Vermont, Maine, or New Hampshire! This is looking back at Grandfather Mountain.
We like to get off the beaten path, so at the beginning of the trip we got off I-40 at Newport and drove through the backroads of the TN and NC mountains. Warning to people prone to carsickness --- stay on the interstate!