Metro Families Make The Best Of 'Soggy' Start To Spring Break

Monday, March 19th 2012, 11:01 pm
By: News 9

It's a soggy start to spring break for families in the metro, but some of them are making the best of it.

A campsite at Arcadia Lake was full of families over the weekend, but some saw the forecast and decided not to extend their stay.

But there are some families staying Monday night. They are determined not to let a little rain wash away their Spring Break camping trip.

At the campsite though, tents were being taken down.

"Taking this one down because the wind blew up part of the stakes under it," Donald Sunn said.

Dad, Donald Sunn, and his buddy are glad the family was in the camper, and not in the tent when storms came.

"Tent collapsed on one side, water got in soaked everything,"Pat McManus said.

The kids and their friends are still dry. They've been inside all day.

"We've been playing a game called hand and foot, and Farkle and making soup," Amanda Marsala said.

Barbara Berra says with younger kids, they needed to get out.

"It's not hard to entertain them," Berra said.

She's not kidding. The boys seemed to be having a lot of fun with just sticks and mud.

"We're from Switzerland, so we have a lot of rain," Berra said.

The family is on Spring Break too, sort of. Berra calls it "holiday" and says for three months, they'll camp in different states in the U.S.

They're not the only ones having an Oklahoma Spring Break. Turns out the family who looked like they were calling camping a wash are staying the whole week.

"Go to Wal-Mart, get a new tent, come back set it up," McManus said.

Sunn is determined to make his teens stay put.

"I'm not worried about it. I'm here for the long haul," Sunn said.

Soon the kids will be gone, so even they don't seem to mind the family time.

"It rains every spring break so making the best of it," Marsala said.

Families are hoping the weather will start to cooperate and they can enjoy the outdoors. But if they want a campfire, they'll have to bring out some fire wood.

There are some other activities you can do this week that will keep you dry. We found some fun family events in the metro this week, some of them are even having spring break specials, click on the links below for more information.

Science Museum Oklahoma's Spring Break Programs

Celebration Station

The Play Zone