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Snowy Valentine's escape can be found at weekend event

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The winter of 2013-2014 is about an inch shy of holding the record for snowfall in Central Indiana. More than five inches fell Friday and Hoosiers have had more than their fill.

"I am so over this snow!  I can't wait for spring," said Starla Wiedenkofer.

The love of spring perhaps reached its highest point on a weekend known for love. Friday's snowfall shot a different kind of arrow at Valentine's.

"Some people were just a little bit late," said Mark Marlar with The Oceanaire Seafood Room in downtown Indianapolis.

It's one of the Oceanaire's busiest nights and they made the most of people having to cancel.

"We saw a few, but some people who didn't make reservations were able to come in and get seated," Marlar said.

They expect to busy Saturday, and hope travel won't be an issue with more bad weather expected that could leave some people snowed in yet again.

"If you've got cabin fever, we've got the cure," said Todd Jameson with the Boat, Sport and Travel Show.

That brought the Dowling family from Muncie to the Boat Sport and Travel show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

"We've got a couple of guys here who love to fish and we're tired of sitting in the house. Spring can't get here fast enough!"

The show celebrates 60 years of melting away winter blues.

"We're planning for summer right now," said Rick Gentis. He and his wife Laura from Bluffton will get an early taste of that.

"We're heading to Orlando in a couple of hours, we cannot wait," Laura Gentis exclaimed.

But for those staying in Indiana, there's a lot of warm weather packed in the 15 acre show.

"Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking; there are actually vendors here who will rent an RV so you can go out on an adventure without actually owning the unit," Jameson said.

It'll be awhile before you can enjoy that as Hoosiers have yet snow to deal with this weekend.

"It's beautiful, but we've had enough of beautiful," Laura Gentis laughed.

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