Next Monday my wife and I will fly to Richmond, VA (from Houston, TX) to pick up a used truck (2003 Subaru Baja). We plan to drive part of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way back. Since we have to get back to Houston late Wednesday, we really don't have much time for sight seeing but we don't want to miss a chance to drive at least part of this famous roadway. We plan to take the interstates from Richmond, VA to Roanoke, VA Monday evening and stop for the night. Early Tuesday morning, we will enter the Blue Ridge Parkway from Roanoke and will try to cover as much as we can in one day. Do you think I can reasonably reach Asheville, NC early in the evening? I'm a very experienced long-distance driver so driving all day long at the pleasure 45-mph speed limit is a piece of cake. Besides, driving that beautiful road this time of the year with a nice looking lady next to you, what more could you ask? From Asheville, NC, what is the best route to Houston, TX? Shoud I bypass Atlanta to avoid traffic? Thanks in advance for any advice.