I'm planning to take a trip with my boyfriend to North Carolina next weekend - I'd only have Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and am going just for fun (never been to North Carolina, so why not?). Given the short time I have, I'd love to get in a scenic drive, some natural sights, and some time in one of the metropolitan areas. The Blue Ridge Parkway looks beautiful but seems to add two hours to the drive down (as opposed to going straight from DC to Raleigh-Durham) - do you think it's worth it? I don't know much about NC yet, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!