(CHENEY LAKE, Kan.)
If you plan on going camping this weekend -- you might be too late.
Camping sites across the area filled up fast this afternoon, as people kick off the summer season. And for the first time in years, the forecast includes copious amounts of sun.
"It's Memorial Weekend," said Shondell Raney, to explain her sunburn, her group of more than a dozen people, and why 8 campers and 6 boats were parked near the Smarsh Boat Ramp of Cheney Lake.
To get such a coveted spot, group members drove out the Sunday before to park the (RV)campers. Some of the (human) campers arrived at the lake Thursday morning.
"You got to get the party started early around here," Raney said with a laugh.
By the time the sun sets Saturday, this group will swell from a dozen to as many as 75 people.
"What makes it worth it?" asked Raney. "Just cause we're out here having a good time with all our friends and family, and you know, it's just a get together."