The “Dog Days of Summer” are just above over. These days refer to the hottest period of summer beginning with July 3rd and ending August 11th.
For history buffs: The phrase “Dog Days” came from the Egyptians with the rising of the Dog star, Sirius (large dog), which came just before the seasonal flooding of the Nile River. These were “watchdog” days and known as happy times. Sourcehttps://www.almanac.com/fact/dog-days-begin-the-phrase-dog-days-holiday
Start with LEAF, August 2 – 3, 2019
How about “book ending” your Dog Days of Summer, Mountain style starting with the LEAF Festival? What is it? If you’ve ever wanted to experience family fun with lots of other families in the great outdoors of western North Carolina in the heart of one of the fastest growing most popular mountain towns with fabulous music and food, then you need to attend the LEAF Festival in downtown Asheville on August 2 – 3, 2019. To see the entire schedule, click visit: https://www.theleaf.org/downtown/
End Your Summer with your favorite BFFs
After that head back to the mountains for a last summer BFF Trip with your closest friends before school starts back. These first two weeks of August are perfect for that girls/guys weekend away – rates are reasonable (they seriously go up Labor Day and all of the Fall season in the WNC mountains) and the mountain weather is perfect. It’s hot but the mountain air is slightly cooler and our evenings are fabulously cool. Just enough to leave the windows open and feel that cool morning mountain air.
Where to stay? New Short Term Vacation Property Alert!
Be the first book the “Asheville Getaway”, a two bedroom, two bath bungalow within minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway and 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. Click here to view the property and book.