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Leaving Sunday from south Louisiana to go on vacation. We are taking my dad with us. One of the last things my mom wanted to do before she passed away Saturday was to go see the leaves change one last time. Needing a break from the norm, we want to bring my dad wit( us to get his mind off of being alone now. So where are we going to see the leaves changing? Thanks in advance.
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Where were you planning on heading, or not decided yet?

Anywhere in Western NC or East TN should be pretty near peak season...just watch out for the crowds. Blue Ridge Parkway is always a good choice.
Old 10-18-2019, 06:16 AM
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I live in northern Indiana. I'd say the leaf change is around 10-15% here. It's still mostly green leaves yet so far. We have had frost now so I wouldn't think you would have to go much farther north into Michigan to see a lot of color.
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We live in mid-Michigan- Clare, Bay City latitude. Our color should be at its peak next week.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
We live in mid-Michigan- Clare, Bay City latitude. Our color should be at its peak next week.
I'm above you a bit near Charlevoix and the change was finally happening, but the strong wind earlier this week put a lot of the leaves changing color onto the ground.
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Do not come to the Northeast. Big blow with heavy rain came through and put a hurt on peak season.
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We have no set destination. Just planned on driving wherever the leaf change was happening.
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no leaf change in western NC yet, or very little if any.. its gonna be a little later this year..
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Originally Posted by amofgreenville View Post
no leaf change in western NC yet, or very little if any.. its gonna be a little later this year..
Good info, didn't realize. Has it been too wet I reckon?
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Good info, didn't realize. Has it been too wet I reckon?
I"m thinking too wet and too warm so far this year
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Great thing you are doing for your dad.

This is something I have always wanted to do. Cypress trees don't have the color changes that trees up north have.
We were going to make a trip this year but life got in the way.
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Originally Posted by savedbygrace6868 View Post
Leaving Sunday from south Louisiana to go on vacation. We are taking my dad with us. One of the last things my mom wanted to do before she passed away Saturday was to go see the leaves change one last time. Needing a break from the norm, we want to bring my dad wit( us to get his mind off of being alone now. So where are we going to see the leaves changing? Thanks in advance.
My deepest condolences to you and the family for this loss, this must be a very difficult time for friends and family.
Traveling to see the seasonal leaf change is such a applicable metaphor for the changes in one's life.
May your travels be blessed and filled with as much joy as possible. God bless your mother.
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OP, I would thing the Ozarks would be closest to you. not sure when their prime is though.
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Along shoreline of Connecticut is starting to get nice.

My favorite viewing is around "The Presidentials"....that is, the mountain ranges in central New Hampshire where Mt Washington is. Around Jackson, Bartlett, Carroll, Bethlehem, Franconia, etc. Jaw dropping Gods Country there!
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Have a great trip!!
Further north you go the change is more abundant....
Here's a pic of East Providence RI street view....we are on the precipice.....

hugs to all!!!
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Was just in the Blue Ridge last week near Peaks Of Otter (VA). Little color but if you head toward the higher elevations in NC you probably would be fine. Little Switzerland, NC is right on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a rustic inn. I would think it would be a good place to reflect. Kudos to you for taking care of your dad.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
OP, I would thing the Ozarks would be closest to you. not sure when their prime is though.
We did talk about the Ozarks so maybe that would be the best choice since we are only going for 6 days. We normally take 2-3 weeks but this is our 3rd vacation this year.

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My deepest condolences to you and the family for this loss, this must be a very difficult time for friends and family.
Traveling to see the seasonal leaf change is such a applicable metaphor for the changes in one's life.
May your travels be blessed and filled with as much joy as possible. God bless your mother.
Garett, thanks. I guess it should be difficult with the passing of my mom but I think we are celebrating instead bc her fight with cancer was so long and she suffered so much. She no longer looked like my mom. She knew who we were (thankfully) but her mind was going quickly. Her last day here she suffered tremendously for about 8 hours before hospice realized she needed pain medicine through her port since she could not swallow. We are looking forward to lots of laughs and making more good memories. My dad is not willing to let life pass him by. He is committed to living for Jesus and his family.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Good info, didn't realize. Has it been too wet I reckon?
It's been dry as hell this year. There is concern about newly planted Christmas trees dying because of near drought conditions from July until now really.

I live at 2400 feet and the leaves have not turned. I'll bet higher elevations are different.

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