"(We just want) to get away from the snow we've been having and the cold weather," he said.
While shorter days and less sunlight can cause cabin fever for some, a portion of the population experiences sadder moods and lower energy levels with the arrival of winter.
The condition is known as seasonal affective disorder, and Mark Richman, assistant director for community mental health at the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services, said it's a type of depression that's triggered by the change in seasons.
"It's ... called winter depression, and it's often linked to changes in light," he said.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, between 4% and 6% of people in the United States suffer from SAD. Another 10% to 20% may experience a mild form of the condition in late fall or early winter.Symptoms include a loss of energy, loss of interest in favorite activities, anxiety and changes in sleep and appetite, Richman said.