We escaped to North Carolina’s High Country with friends for a Red, White & Blue Ridge Getaway over the 4th of July.
Enjoying the scenery and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Here’s a prescription to beat the summer heat and lower your blood pressure. . .
Have a seat and drink in the scenery. . .
Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. . .
Breathe in the fresh mountain air. . .
Celebrate the Red Wine and Blue at Grandfather Vineyard and Winery
Take a hike or walk along the many trails. . .
Admire the waves of fern fronds and rhododendron blooms. . .
Watch the clouds drift along the mountains. . .
Visit the charming town of Blowing Rock and walk along Main Street. . .
Sit on the porch and admire the view . . .
Watch the sunset.
What’s your favorite way to beat the summer heat?
Edit and Update: The mountain house with the large flag hanging vertically was across the street from us during our stay. A reader pointed out the flag was hung incorrectly. This would be an easy mistake to make, leaning over a second floor balcony to hang the flag.
“When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window, the American flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.”
You can find American flag hanging etiquette, here.
I reversed the image using PicMonkey so she hangs correctly, Long May She Wave!