Eastern Iowa Enjoys the Heat After Long Winter

by Katie Wiedemann, Reporter

DUBUQUE, Iowa - While washing and waxing summer's favorite toy, boat owners say it's finally time to set sail.

Mona Woodward said, "We've gotten late and we've yet to get our boat out of the slip. "

Outdoor dining is another summer treat. Some diners say that's something they say they've been robbed of for the past several weeks.

Bonnie Cate said, "it's been a long winter. It really has. "

After being cooped up indoors, for what seemed like forever, Patti Parker and her grandson, Sam spend some time at park.

Parker said, "it's hot and sunny and we play once per week and we've been waiting to come to Flora Park. "

Summer lovers say they promise not to complain. Not even once, about this summer's impending heat.

"It's the reminder of what's yet to come and the amount of fun and enjoyment that we'll have on the river, " said Woodward.

Some people suffering from a spring cold believe the sharp temperature spike has made them sick. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, there is no evidence that someone can get a cold from exposure to drastic weather swings.
hey say simply, people get sick from exposure to germs.
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