Cabin fever hits after another round of snow

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February 15, 2014 4:59:31 PM PST
People are tired of the endless snowfall began to venture out on Saturday, determined not to let the latest wintry mix keep them inside.

Along Kelly Drive, die hard runners like 6abc Producer Jamie Pschorr hit the pavement.

Colin and Brynn Davenport of Mount Airy couldn't wait to see the dinasours at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

"It's frustrating because we live up in Mt. Airy and they don't really plow the streets much up there, and there are a lot of hills, so it's really dangerous to really go anywhere," said Brynn Davenport.

So while the Davenports went pre-historic, the Baeringers hit the Philadelphia Auto Show.

"It's kind of crazy, but it feels good not to have school," said Charles Baeringer.

Charles and his dad were not alone. By mid-morning, 10,000 people had already passed through the Auto Show Doors.

"Definitely because we're cooped up; our backs are hurting, we had to get out, we were going stir crazy, and what better place to go than the auto show," said William Bresnahan.

"Always looking at convertibles, thinking about spring though I love this winter, I think im ready for spring," said Marie Bresnahan.

Executive Director of the Autodealers Association, Kevin Mazzucola says they saw a lull in people during the heaviest snowfall, but this weekend traditionally is their busiest, so their overall attendance numbers have not suffered.

"What's great about the show being 9 days long, is it is very resilient. If people didn't come one day they could come another day," said Mazzucola.

And if people aren't eyeing convertibles, they are looking at what can get them through this never ending winter.

"They see that their vehicles may not get around in the snow like they hoped; they can see the pitfalls and shortcomings," he said.

Whether it's the Auto Show or a museum, running or playing in the snow, people are finding something to do outside of their homes.


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