BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV)-
The snow is gone, the sun is out, and the frozen tundra is… not so frozen right now.
With temperatures hitting the 50’s and possibly higher in Green Bay this weekend, spring appears to finally be here to stay.
Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people were out enjoying the many activities at Titletown Park.
“It’s sunny, it’s beautiful, it’s spring,” said Nicole Tilot, who was participating in a kickball game on the park’s football field. “People are looking to get outside, they’ve been trapped inside all winter, and so it’s the perfect timing for us to be out.”
“It’s so nice,” said Jackie Schult, who was visiting from downstate Waterford with her husband, Jake.
“It’s too nice to be inside,” Jake said, in agreement.
“Spring, just, is awesome,” said Nick Bauman, who was visiting from Madison with his mother. “Because you can finally get out after being cooped up in your house all winter.”
People were also jogging, biking, enjoying drinks on outdoor patios, or just catching some rays at Green Bay’s CityDeck.
“With all the nice weather, we decided to just go out biking,” said Ross Peters of Green Bay. “It’s been about a year since it’s been this nice, so we’re going out on the Fox River Trail because that’s just what we love doing. There’s all the bars along the river, there’s all kinds of good things to see. It’s just a great time to be out in Green Bay.”
At the Fox Point Boat Launch in De Pere, people were dusting their boats off for a ride out on the Fox River. Zack Brown of Appleton said conditions were much better for catching walleyes and navigating his boat.
“The waves aren’t as high, so we can cruise up and down no matter what, and anchoring’s a lot easier too, so that’s the point,” he said.
The spring temperatures brought out people of all ages and persuasions because if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that there’s no medicine quite like sunshine.
“People are happier,” said Jackie Schult.
“A lot happier,” said her husband, Jake.
And to anybody who didn’t take advantage of the nice day outside?
“Your loss,” said two of Bauman’s friends, in unison.