We took a trip to North Carolina’s High Country to escape the heat. . .
Driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoying the scenic blue ridge mountain views.
No humidity and a 15 degree drop in temperatures makes me want to pack my bags and head for the hills in July and stay until the end of September!
Here’s a prescription to beat the summer heat and lower your blood pressure. . .
Take the road less traveled.
Visit Grandfather Mountain. . .
Enjoy the scenic countryside . . .
And fresh mountain air. . .
Watch the mountains rise behind the veil of fog and clouds.
In the land of Christmas trees.
Take a walk or hike along the Glen Burney Trail to see the falls.
Count the cows, barns and lichen-covered fences. . .
Visit the Banner Elk Winery. . .
Enjoy a glass of wine at Grandfather Vineyard and Winery by the Watauga River stream. . .
Get there early to grab a chair by the water or relax in the shade under an umbrella.
Find a chair and enjoy the view!
Where have you been this summer to escape the heat?