Imagine waking up to weather in the low 40's, with no heat - and in a dark, damp tent.
That's what the many people experienced who braved the Memorial Day weekend weather to go camping.
"We saw the weather and weren't real pleased with it, but we said we're going to go, we'll plan for it," said camper Nancy Russell.
"And it rained from the time we got on the road to the time we got here, and it hasn't rained since, so it's been cold but nice."
Campers say it's tradition and they weren't going to let a little rain get in the way of their plans to get out and enjoy the holiday weekend at Westcott Beach like they do every year.
"We go every year and nothing is going to get in our way," Dan Rebhahn said.
"If it's raining, we're still going to go, so it's not raining and we're here. "
Not everyone is curling up in a tent at night. Many campers have something much more elaborate -- and warm.
"It's nice to be outside," RV camper Harry McDougall said, "but when it's a little colder -- a little rainy -- it's nice to be able to go inside and enjoy the warm camper, for sure."
So whether they're pitching a tent or using a fully equipped RV, campers say they're happy to be outdoors.
They say whatever mother nature throws their way this weekend, they'll be ready, rain or shine.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Watertown, NY
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