Last week our friends Sam and Ben visited us from Raleigh for some mountain fun times. It was the perfect autumn weekend; the leaves were falling with every gust of the wind, the sun came peeking out while we picked apples, then we took a venture 3,000 feet higher in elevation. The Blue Ridge Parkway offered us some spectacular views on our way up, then once we got high enough in elevation we were in the clouds. It was as if we were in a Tim Burton movie, and wondered when the headless horseman was going to come riding out of the woods. When Sam and Ben come we always have an adventure in our western part of the state!