Scorching weather doesn't keep people inside

Shayne Dwyer/WBDJ7
Shayne Dwyer/WBDJ7(WDBJ)
Published: Apr. 29, 2017 at 10:25 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

After so much rain recently, people were eager to get out and enjoy Saturday's sunshine. And it also proved to be a good day for businesses.

One of the coolest places to be under the hot sun Saturday was out on the water at Carvins Cove. Whether you put on a life jacket and paddled out, or set your sights on the fishing pier.

"We took in a baseball game this morning, came out here this afternoon, just enjoyed and relaxed, paddled around, floated around, it was just wonderful." Kayaker Holly Daniels said.

If your sea legs haven't grown in yet, the mountain bikes got plenty of dirty out on the trails.

"I think it's just a nice day we've had that four or five-day rainy period last week so people are just kind of itching to get out.," Roanoke Mountain Adventures Co-Owner James Revercomb said.

Roanoke Mountain Adventures stayed busy renting gear and even selling winter jackets through its new consignment offerings, although you won't be needing that for a while.

"We're a weather dependent business and we do better when the weather is nice out and water conditions are good as well as the weather so we definitely benefit from a nice day like today," Revercomb said.

But most of all, the heat could not stop the good in peoples' hearts, although it required lots of water. Thousands of walkers and runners hit the Greenway for the annual Susan G Komen Race For the Cure.

"It's been a little warm today, however last year it was cold and windy and snowy so this is an improvement," Race For The Cure Walker Shelly Campbell said.

A lot of people staying off the Roanoke River today because the water level is still a bit high from last weeks rain. That's actually smart thinking on their part because when the water is running higher and faster it's more dangerous.

Another scorcher on the way Sunday don't forget the sunscreen if you're headed out.