CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - It is a cold winter snap that is just not letting up. If you are like many in the tri-state, you are just sick and tired of it. It is the one thing that is on everyone's mind.
"Brutal, brutal cold. I don't know about you but I'm tired of it. I can't take it anymore and this is only the end of January," said Billy Cunningham Friday on 700 WLW.
"Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?" asked Cunningham.
Shoppers in Hyde Park say they are.
"This is a little too much and now I feel like I've had enough of it which I think a lot of people feel the same way," said Mariann Porretta.
Porretta moved to Cincinnati from southern California. While she wanted the four seasons, she did not expect winter to be like this. In fact, people who have lived in the tri-state all their lives haven't seen temperatures this cold since the 1970s. Weeks of misery have some people looking for relief.
"San Diego California, the Mexico beaches and then there is Hawaii too. They just want to have something to look forward to," said travel agent Jackie Mclaughlin.
Provident Travel in Hyde Park says January 3 marks the first day of their busy season but over the last few weeks, they've seen even more travelers already booking their summer vacations.
"With the cold and the gloominess people want to get out of town and you can't blame them," says Mclaughlin.
Too many days below freezing, too long of a winter is a gift from Mother Nature many of us would like to give back.
"No matter what we do as human beings, we can't change that. You may think you can change it but we can't. It's the way the earth is," said Cunningham.