Driving through the country side with the view of colorful leaves is what I love about fall. A feeling of peace overtakes me, even in life’s hardest moments. Spring time gives a feeling of renewed hope. Fall time is when I can embrace change and turn a new leaf. I can breathe in the crisp air, sip on apple cider and bourbon, while listening to music on a country drive. Read on about my top fall drink, music and scenic view!
While an Ohio countryside drive in the fall is always beautiful, my favorite view is the changing leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My husband and I rented a slingshot to drive through the mountains. The leaves in shades of red, orange and yellow were breathtaking. We could feel the fall air on our faces and fully take in nature’s beauty. The mountains are my happy place and fall is my favorite time to visit them.
For a romantic fall walk, we crossed though the trees on rope bridges at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg. We were right in nature with views over looking the mountains. As the seasons change, our love grows. When the mountains are calling, we must go.
If you want to taste fall in a glass, fresh apple cider and bourbon are my go to. I bought Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Ole Smoky Whiskey and paired it with apple cider. It’s perfect for any fall day and even better sipped on while in a rocking chair at a cabin in the mountains.
Countryside or coastline, your fall drive is complete with a good song to take you there or nowhere. Sometimes it’s best when you have no destination. Granger Smith paints the perfect scene through his lyrics in “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads“.
“That’s why I love dirt roads
Make the world turn real slow
Feel the gravel letting go
It’s stirring up my soul
That’s why I love running wild through country miles
They’re out of style, they take a while
But every winding ride’ll lead me home
That’s why I love dirt roads
Whoa, whoa” – Granger Smith
I hope you embrace fall, breathe in the crisp air and slow down. Take a drive, a sip and see all the sights before winter comes. Watch this video clip of our drive through the mountains…