Charleston's warm climate
is what some northerners were looking forward to, but it hasn't turned out
quite how they hoped.
"I packed a bathing suit," says Gina
Degaetano, who's visiting from Virginia. "I packed sun dresses. I was expecting
sunny and bright and laying on the water, and now I'm in a winter coat and I
have two coats on underneath this."
"I mean we could have
stayed home and had this," says Kathy Evans from Rochester. "It's 40s at
However, vacationers say
they're making the most of this beautiful city. The McDunn family even stepped
inside Belgian Gelato, not to warm-up, but, enjoy a cold treat.
"I'm thinking of putting
my swim trunks on," says Minnesota resident Jason McDunn. "I was going to go in
the ocean. This is nothing compared to what I just came from in Minnesota."
Some New Yorkers found the
silver lining as they strolled around downtown.
"Not disappointed with
Charleston," says Joan Burgess. "The sun was out. It could be raining, but it's
"We really were hoping to
be spending a lot of time in the pool, but you know we don't mind wearing our
gloves and coats as long as we're having a good time," says Stephanie
Some say they're going to
take their chances and head farther south. Others are heading home.
"We're thinking about maybe
just heading south towards Florida tonight just because it's so cold," says
McDunn. "We weren't expecting it to be quite this cold."
"We've been to Florida and it's cold there,"
says Carl Evans from Rochester. "We went to Atlanta and it's cold there, and
now we're here and it's cold here. We're going to go back to Rochester where
it's cold there too."