Thousands of Hawkeye football fans hopped on flights bound for southern Florida Sunday. The University of Iowa plays Georgia Tech in Miami’s Orange Bowl Tuesday night. Keith Tindall of Cedar Rapids was traveling with his son Aaron. “We decided we’d go to the Fiesta Bowl or the Orange Bowl, whichever it was.
Once we found out, we went to Priceline and made our reservations,” Tindall said. Aaron, a junior at the University of Iowa, was liking the fact that he was leaving sub-zero weather for warmer conditions in Miami, but didn’t believe he’d be spending much time at the beach.
High temperatures today in Miami are expected in the low 60s.
“Not quite beach weather, but at least it’s warmer,” Aaron said. The low 60s sounds much better than what Ellen Hutscheson woke up to Sunday morning in Albion. “Thirty-three below,” Hutscheson said while waiting in line at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. She was looking forward to the feeling of stepping off the plane in Florida.
“They say it’s cool, but it’s still going to be beautiful down there,” Hutscheson said.
By Chris Earl, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids