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Dog Days of Summer

August 7th, 2011 by theAddison

The dog days of summer are here with every day hitting at least 90 and nothing but sunshine.  Summer in the City, the Loving Spoonful song, keeps running through my mind “All around people looking half dead, walking down the sidewalk hotter than a match head”.

Even Maggie Doone is feeling the heat.  Our morning walks are getting shorter and she stops at each corner to see if we are turning around and heading back to the inn.  Here is a photo of One Eyed Louie hiding from the heat.  Both dogs seem quite content to relax in the air conditioning either here at the Addison or down at the Green Turtle.  Those cool tile floors at the Turtle must feel great on Louie’s belly.
Just like that Loving Spoonful song though, the evenings are quite pleasant, just right for strolling through the historic district and grabbing some ice cream at Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge Shop.  A frozen yogurt shop is opening soon on Center Street giving you another option for cooling down.  Our guests have been listening to some great live music all through downtown once the sun sinks into the west.  A few of them even braved the heat to attend the SunSplash reggae concert down at the beach this weekend.  
As hot as it gets here we take comfort that we have cooler weather than a lot of places.  We are 10 degrees cooler than Jacksonville and way cooler than south Florida, Atlanta or the metro DC area.  We also have these ocean breezes that keep the air moving.  We are still running our Dog Days of Summer Free Night offer right through to the end of the summer.  Escape your heat, stay with us for 4 nights and one of the nights is free!
And Babe, don’t you know its a pity
That the days can’t be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city.
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