Triangle families venture out to fight cabin fever

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- With the roads finally drying out and cabin fever setting in, getting out of the house was vital for families all across the triangle Saturday.

There was a lot of foot traffic at Bicentennial Mall, where a couple of museums are located in Downtown Raleigh.

Security at the North Carolina Museum of History tells ABC11 the day was hectic. Even the museum's director came in on his day off to help with the crowd.

"It's awesome to be out," said Garner resident Nancy Turner, who brought two children to visit the museum. "I was going crazy in the house."

Folks finally had an opportunity to get out and roam around on Saturday after being cooped up in the house for days, thanks to back-to-back snow storms.

"[It was] the worst. We hated it," said Fayetteville resident Waylon Smith. "We started cleaning underneath stuff and doing stuff you haven't done in ages."

Parents, like Turner, have been running out of things to do with their children. Kids have been off from school for practically two weeks.

"It's been absolutely crazy," said Turner.

The museums were packed. Children and parents alike enjoyed taking in a little history and culture.

WCPSS student Alex Turner told ABC11 that he's bored with his Xbox and sick of playing in the snow.

"It was kind of fun because we saw on all the dinosaurs and stuff it was cool," said Alex Turner.

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