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Frigid Temperatures Have Parents Looking For Spring Break Plan B

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by Chris Cannon

MADISON, Tenn. - Snow falling outside Monkey Joe's in Madison forced children on their spring break inside the inflatable play place. It was the back-up plan for parents when cold weather moved in.

"At first we planned on camping, but the weather didn't cooperate, so we just kind of made different plans. and started going to the list of everything the things the kids would like to do," said parent Brandon Jackson.

Jackson's children played on the inflatables; he had to come up with ideas to entertain them.

"Because they get crazy in the house. They get cooped up and want to do something," Jackson said.

He came up with a list of indoor activities for his family to do during spring break, including swimming, bowling, skating and laser tag.

Jackson said he hoped his children had a good time and that they were worn out.

"I sure hope so, maybe they'll sleep good tonight," said Jackson.

Many families travel to Nashville to celebrate spring break. The cold weather forced them to come up with other activities to entertain the children.

The Adventure Science Center was a popular spot on Monday.

Lea LeDuff, 7, was in town with her family from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She and her sister had a lot of fun at the science center where it was warm.

Because of the snow outside, she got to learn about other types of weather.

"Knowing tornadoes are really dangerous and can blow your hair up, because when we were in there the tornado blew my hair up like this," LeDuff said.

LeDuff and her sister were part of a big crowd who came into the science center and out of the cold.

"This Monday has been very busy," said Jeff Krinks with the Adventure Science Center.

Last year on March 25, the science center had 850 guests. One year later the attendance was 1,750, more than double the year before.

Last year on March 25, the weather was sunny, with a high temperature of 74 degrees.  This year the Nashville area saw snow and clouds and a high temperature of 39 degrees. The average temperature for this day is 64 degrees.


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