For the last 3 months our precious region has been under a magnifying glass directing sunlight as intensely as possible, driving our average temperatures for this Summer well over the normal mark. For those of us who love the temperate climate of Southwest Virginia, the harsh Winter followed by a harsh Summer has been bothersome. But there’s something on the horizon that is looking very promising…did you see the forecast for this week? Highs no higher than 85º and lows in the 60º area…can it be real?
Driving through Abingdon’s Main Street and Downtown areas with the windows down, a cool breeze, and a cup of coffee has rejuvenated me! I see visions of leaves turning orange, gray steel skies, breezy October, Abingdon’s Pumpkin contest, street dances, chili cookoffs, hot chocolate…so much to do! If you haven’t been keeping up, be sure to head over to Abingdon.com and Abingdonva.us for lists of concerts, downtown festivals, upcoming events like the annual Chili Cookoff and Sleepy Hollow festival, the upcoming United Way Day at the Coomes Center (Friday, August 27 | 10am-3pm), and more! Get ready to enjoy the Autumn. It’s finally headed our way.none