One of my sisters is here visiting this week and another sister arrives next week. The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 5 minutes from my new house. Today we packed a picnic of Brie, fresh apples, crisp white wine and a baguette and went for a drive on the Parkway to see the fall leaves.
We traveled to Mount Mitchel, which is the highest peak east of the Mississippi at 6684 feet above sea level.
As we left the parking lot to hike up to the observatory tower we saw snow!!
And someone had made this cute little snow man. It stood about 12 inches tall and had a moss hat. (you can click on the pictures to enlarge)
Here is a view from the very top of Mount Mitchel. The mountains go on for miles and miles. You can see a couple of states from here.