Every Fall it’s the same trip, a quick shot up to the mountains to look at the beautiful colors on the hillsides. It was mid-October, which was a lot earlier than we normally traveled up there, but this year we were determined to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway farther than we ever had before. And this year I was determined to catch my sunrise and sunset. We trekked up the mountains in our rented Escalade. We had a bed made up in the back with snacks, a cooler, and firewood. The perfect vehicle for a couple road trippers such as ourselves. Leaves fell around us and the mountains were dotted with colors like a pointillism painting. Yellows, golds, reds, oranges, even some deep purples and Browns blended throughout the trees as we drove down winding roads, clashing with the bright blue of the sky dotted with puffs of small clouds.