Salem Red Sox Greets
#10. Cyclists in Halloween costumes riding four across on Blue Ridge Parkway, keeping traffic counts down.
#9. Butterflies at the Center in the Square display banging up against the glass to try to go outside and play.
#8. Low-water bridges along Wiley Drive earning their name.
#7. Salem Red Sox’s best players keep movin’ on up.
#6. The word “derecho” creeps back into everyday conversations.
#5. Star Trail and Mill Mountain summit transform from lonesome to lookin’ like a Walmart aisle.
#4. Salemites begin planning vacations timed to the Salem Fair.
#3. Forty-two bands playing at 42 different area wineries/breweries on any given weekend.
#2. I-581/Elm Avenue Exit: exactly the same field of orange cones as any other season.
And the number-one way to know it’s summer around Roanoke:
#1. Mmmm, Deb’s Lemonade.