“But these are days we dream about, when the sunlight paints us gold” – The Difference In The Shades, Bright Eyes
Although I sometimes long for seeing the leaves of New England during the Autumn season I’m reminded we are just a few hours away from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
1| Blowing Rock, NC – While many who venture up to Blowing Rock spend time either driving the Blue Ridge Parkway or shopping along Main St. The highlight of our trip is always lunch at Chetola’s Bob Timberlake Restaurant. Sitting outside is a must, so if it happens to be an especially nippy Autumn day just bundle up in a cozy wrap and enjoy the scenery.
2| Asheville, North Carolina – While we like to spend a night or two… a day trip from Charlotte to Asheville is do-able. Just thinking about the fact that we might get to stay at the Biltmore Hotel again is getting my vacation planning going… For those of you who want another option, you might want to check out The Omni Grove Park Inn that we stayed at last October (1,2,3)
3| Asheboro, North Carolina – So the reason we go to Asheboro is for one reason only… The Table Farmhouse Bakery. Just thinking about the delicious treats that are we’ve enjoyed there in the past is making me seriously hungry.