We (me, my wife and daughter) are planning a small family reunion in Gatlinburg, TN. We live in SW Pennsylvania, right around Pittsburgh.
Well, we decided to drive Skyline Dr., VA and the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way to Gatlinburg. We definitely want to take our time getting there. Does anyone have any recommendations as far as sight seeing, cool things to see, and maybe a place or two to stay the night. My parents own a house around Blowing Rock, NC, so we plan on spending a night there. We were thinking about going in the Fall when it's cooler out. Any of the roads seasonally closed?
Also, we have a 05' Mazda 3. I'm thinking we should rent something, any recommendations?
I just want to make this a memorable experience with lots of pictures and possibly make this an annual occurrence.
Oh and this site rocks by the way, glad I found some fellow road trip junkies. :)