We left Stone Mountain State Park around 10am and hit the road. First stop, Virginia Welcome Center. The lady that helped us there was very nice and knowledgable. She recommended we travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a few miles, Fancy Gap Exit to Roanoke, for a very scenic drive and to look at the Mabry Mill which is the most photographed area in Virginia. Then, she suggested, we switch over to the interstate, Roanoke to Harrisonburg, to make up some time lost on the slow pace, zig-zaggy roads. We completed our drive traveling on Skyline Drive, which is basically just like the Parkway with breathtaking views and lookout to stop and take pictures.