Kids of all ages and even some parents filled Lincoln parks Monday afternoon. But it wasn't to enjoy the sunshine and green grass. It was to hit the slopes for some sledding.
Most kids in Lincoln were looking forward to digging out their spring wardrobes.
"I want to get my shorts out," said Anne Fuelberth, a freshman at Lincoln Southeast.
"It's spring break. We're supposed to be wearing short sleeved shirts and getting out our summer stuff," said Isabel Meilan, a sophomore at Lincoln Southeast.
But Sunday's snow storm sent them digging out their driveways then embracing the weather and heading to the sledding hills.
"Spring break is supposed to be the beginning of everything getting warm. It's kind of cold out now so that's a bummer," Meilan said.
"I was looking forward to no school. With it being nice out I was looking forward to hanging out with friends, going outside and enjoying the warmer temperatures," Fuelberth said.
"I was disappointed. I wanted it to be warm," said Harrison Eldoredo, a sophomore at Lincoln Southeast.
Several inches of unexpected snow is no match for a week-long vacation. Most people say they'll make the best of it and are even a little excited to give the chilly temps and flurries one last goodbye.
"I was hoping for 60s and 70s but one of my kids has an igloo in the front yard and for my other kids, it's their first trip to the hill this year so they're pretty happy," said Paul Gregory, a Lincoln parent.
"As long as I don't have school I'm going to hang out and have as much fun as I can," said Meilan.
The forecast shows warmer temperatures later this week, giving spring breakers the chance to enjoy the best of both seasons.