Sunny takes the Blue Ridge

By map, Boone, North Carolina is just 85 miles northeast of Asheville. Hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and you’ll add another 15 miles—and double the driving time. Add a couple more hours if you stop at every lookout to admire the view to take a photo of your dog.

For a few weeks each fall, the parkway boasts almost any color imagainable, as the sun repeatedly fights its way through ominous skies and lights up the decaying foliage. It’s something I haven’t seen since I was teen. Actually, fall isn’t really something I’ve seen since I moved away from the east coast, so to embrace it again, I grabbed Sunny and a pickup from my dad’s, and headed for the hills.

My favorite scenes from our adventure are highlighted here, though I could have included at least a dozen more of Sunny. She was the most popular pup on the trail.

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