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Our cold weather has many people booking last minute vacations to destinations with warmer weather. With so many people trying to escape the cold, travel agents are busy.

"I love it! I like cold weather and my wife loves snow. So, I'm sorry to see it go," says Bob Bohannon.

"I'm anxious for it to get a little warmer and nicer," says Ruth Link.

Love it or hate it there's no denying it, Old Man Winter refuses to let Spring start.

"I was hoping for cold weather, because of the heat last year," says Terry Sorensen, "I got over that really quick."

The cold temperatures, lingering ice and small piles of snow that won't go away have many fleeing for places where mother nature isn't being so temperamental.

"All of the offices are still very busy. We're trying to get as many people out of here as we still can," says Gulliver's Travel Manager Janelle Throne.

For many people the warmer the destination, the better.

"People still want to go to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Caribbean, anywhere warm."

However, the continuing cold isn't bad for everyone, travel agents do see business go up when temperatures go down.

"I have to enjoy it, because it boosts my business for sure," adds Throne, "It will be nice to have spring get here soon."

Even though winter seems like it is never ending, some people have no plans to escape it.

"When there's warm weather I have to do the lawn," adds Bohannon, "I'll stick with the cold weather."

Others are anxiously waiting for the first signs of spring.

"We got spoiled last year with the weather," adds Link, "It's a little hard to take when you want to go outside and do things." =

"You just have years like last year when it was 70 degrees and we're paying for it now. Maybe next year it will be what's it's supposed to be, 50 degree," says Bill Dohrmann.

Last year when it was really nice outside, travel agents say they definitely noticed a dip in their business.