Breaking in the bitter cold: Co-eds trade bathing suits for sweatshirts, ‘alcohol blankets’

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 04:57 PM.

"The cold weather is keeping them at bay. Now all the traffic is on 98," said Deputy Keith Parsons of the breakers. "By this time last week, it'd be in full swing."

For Kyle Styles, a junior at University of Alabama , the cold weather is the least of his problems. Styles and his friend have ventured to Walton County with no lodging plans and are depending on the kindness of strangers to take them in.

"You think the cold weather would ruin our spring break, but it hasn't," he said while standing outside the Shell station. "We've met some fine young women. You just gotta jump into it. Get good coffee, good spirits, and good, warm clothes."





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