Little did we know, we live just 4 hours from a place that gets no cell phone reception for a 40-mile radius and seems to live several decades back in time.
My parents' small, rural town of Hatchechubbee, Alabama could never beg to be as isolated as the small clusters of towns scattered throughout Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
It's truly a place where you can get away and go slow.
In fact, most everyone there seemed completely relaxed and worry-free.
We just missed the leaves at peak,