THE BLOG 4th of July in the Blue Ridge Mountains 07/01/2011 11:03 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2011 Millie Kerr Freelance Writer, milliekerr.com and expatguidelondon.com 4th of July in the Blue Ridge Mountains 4th of July in the Blue Ridge Mountains 1 of 13 Let the Celebration Commence They say that home is where the heart is, and mine belongs in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, to this cottage, currently primed for an epic 4th of July celebration. After spending the last decade away, I've never felt so enthusiastic about my favorite American, nay, global, holiday! Fried chicken. Fireworks. Cobbler. Beer. All enjoyed in the solitude of the mountains? Yes, please. Share this slide: Follow Millie Kerr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/millieckerr More: Nature North Carolina 4th Of July Blue Ridge Mountains FOLLOW TRAVEL facebook pinterest GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Travel HuffPost Travel HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.