My daughter and I drove up to the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend to spend some time in the mountains. I love the NC mountains and have missed spending time here. A few years ago, I spent every weekend driving and hiking these beautiful mountains. School and work haven’t given me a lot of free time lately, but making more time to be out in nature and doing what I love. We hiked up to Rough Ridge which lies along the Tanawha trail and has beautiful views especially of Grandfather Mountain. We also stopped at Price Lake on the drive up. The lake looked so peaceful as the last of the mist cleared away.