hi everyone! i am finalizing our road trip 3rd week of october. i am wondering if 2 days is enough to drive from DC to Gatlinburg thru blueridge parkway. We plan to stay 2 nights at Gatlinburg before heading home to Chicago. We are leaving DC at 7:30am to Luray, tour Luray caverns for maybe 2-3 hours and then continue the drive to blue ridge. Question, where would you recommend we stay the first night if say we drive 5 hours away from Luray? Should I make reservations for hotels/cabins ahead of time or just find a place as we drive along? Since we have been to Smoky Mountains before (and LOVED it!), should we add 1 more day to Blue Ridge and the just spend 1 night in Gatlinburg? Opinions are very much appreciated. :) Btw, we don't plan to make any hikes as my dad will travel with us and made it very clear that he would rather not hike at this trip. Thank you guys!