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Winter storm making some dream of Spring Break vacation


We're way past dreaming of a white Christmas, so does this weather instead have you dreaming of a spring break vacation?

Or, if you haven't booked a vacation, are you regretting that decision?

"This is the first winter we haven't gotten away for a couple of weeks," says Doug Risser of Goshen.

Instead, Risser says he'll dream of a vacation a littler farther down the road, in June. At least that's how he's staying positive through the last few weeks of winter.

"I'll get a chance to travel in the summer. That'll be fine," says Risser.

Others, are chomping at the bit to get on a plane and fly south.

"I'm going down to Florida, taking my granddaughter and her friend to Venice," says Goshen resident Cliff Miller.

Travel agents say in the final hour, they've gotten some calls from folks fed up with winter looking to take a vacation for Spring Break.

"I just booked some people, a family of four to St. Pete," says Deb Mangas of Menno Travel in Goshen.

Mangas says people looking to warm up still can, but it's going to cost you, as even chartered flights are sold out. Tickets for that trip to St. Pete? $500 a piece. That doesn't include a hotel or rental car.

"It's not that we can't do it, but it would pretty much be that people would have to have an unlimited budget," says Mangas.

So if you don't have that unlimited budget, it's either time to start planning a summer vacation or just enjoy what's par for the course in Northern Indiana in early March.

"I think it's great. Northern Indiana is like living in a snow globe," says Angie Troyer of Goshen.

Lewis Catskey of Goshen says, "I can't say I mind much. I biked here."

Menno Travel also says if you still want take a Spring vacation and airfare is too expensive you can also drive.

For instance, drive down to New Orleans or Tampa and hop on a cruise.

Just know that cruises are also pretty full, so tickets might be pretty expensive.

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