WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – After a long and cold winter, Sunday’s blue skies and sunshine provided a perfect excuse for many Greater Lafayette residents to spend time outside on Sunday.
Happy Hollow Park in West Lafayette was just one of many locations full of people Sunday afternoon. Purdue sophomore Cody Johnson joined friends for a cookout at the park.
“We were actually supposed to be out here yesterday doing it, but since the weather was not cooperating as well we came out here today,” Johnson said.
Between a couple rounds of cornhole, a game of volleyball and playing catch, Johnson said he and his friends were just glad to be able to get outside.
“With the winter being as cold as it was it was a lot of fun to just get out here and finally be warm,” Johnson said.
Renata Pruitt said the sunny day cheered her up as she walked her dog Emma on the trail line. She said she walks on the trail as much as possible when the sun is out.
“It was just such a hard winter. All that snow keeps you inside,” Pruitt said.
With no sight of snow now, families like Brandon Woodland’s are glad to be out of the house. His family decided Sunday would be the perfect day to walk the trail at Happy Hollow.
“I said ‘Well, I’ve never done the Happy Hollow Trail, so lets’ go there.’ When it’s nice weather we would much prefer to be outside [and] be active in some way, ” Woodland said.
Woodland says he’s not completely convinced spring is here just yet but he remains optimistic that there will be more days like this.
“The jury might still be out you know we could come back with some below 30s . I wouldn’t be too surprised but we’re hoping for more days like this more consistently,” Woodland said.
Both Pruitt and Johnson agree, saying they feel like the start of spring is here.