Summer is seemingly coming to a quick end.
It all went by so fast, even though we didn’t seem to do as much as in past years.
Whether it was “climate change” or just “getting older,” the heat kept me inside in the cool air conditioning more this year.
Or maybe it was because we have moved into a new home and felt like getting ourselves wrapped up into enjoying it.
Years ago, summer was considered over when Labor Day came around. School usually started the next day.
Now, school for some starts around the first day of August. Other jurisdictions wait a few days later.
But summer doesn’t officially end until around Sept. 22nd or 23rd. That takes into consideration the time of the autumnal equinox which is the day that has equal amounts of daylight and darkness.
And after that, it is a quick run through autumn and the arrival of the winter solstice just a few days before Christmas. That is the day with the longest nighttime hours.
Gosh, only August and we’re talking about Christmas for the second time.
Just the other day, my wife and I wondered what we would do as far as seeing new decorations and experiencing new events this year.
We decided to maybe try our luck at visiting a relative and on the way there or back, during the first week of December, enjoying the lights and sounds of Nashville, TN.
I’ve already gone to the Nashville area’s website that spells out what is going to be happening and it sounds pretty good.
Nashville has a Christmas parade on Dec. 3 which begins at 9:30 a.m.
Numerous other towns within an hour’s drive or so also have parades planned.
And then there is the Opryland Christmas holiday event that will light up the night from Nov. 20th to Jan 2.
All in all, with our really early look into what’s going on, it seems that this will be another great holiday season.
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