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Iowa movie theaters?

Zoos?

Museums?

And wedding reception venues... they're all allowed to welcome back the public starting today./// iowa governor kim reynolds also lifted some camping restrictions just in time for memorial day weekend.

Kimt news three's nick kruszalnicki joins us live from mcintosh woods state park?

Nick what's the mood out there.

Katie and george?

Folks out here are glad to have a little slice of normal.

After two months of homeschooling their kids and hunkering down in their homes, these happy campers are thrilled to be able to spend the weekend outside.

"we've actually never been to clear lake camping so we found a spot that was available for memorial weekend and we like to camp and so we thought it would be a good opportunity to come visit."

The whitneys hail from vinton and are glad they were able to reserve a space at the busy campground.

Getting out of town and getting back to nature helps them shake the covid blues.

"it does make you feel a little bit more normal again.

I work at home, i step out of my work office into my home and not a lot of commute time there, it saves good on gas but you just got to get out of the houce once in a while and nature is the best way to do it."

While toasting marshmallows and enjoying some smores, the joyner family is also getting the holiday weekend off to a good start.

I spoke with heather joyner who's thrilled to be out of coronavirus confinement.

"i'm praying that we can have everything open.

I'm ready.

I'm ready to go back to work ful?time.

I'm ready for the girls to have a life outside of the house and you know, just be back to normal."

The family had planned some traveling across the country this summer, but those plans have been put on hold.

"we were going to virginia, we were going to go to south dakota, we want to see our family, we miss our family and i have mine but i want to go see my mama and his mama and we're just ready, we want to go."

For joyner, missing out on time with the family is hard?

But she's glad to savor the there are still a rules in place to protect these campers from the coronavirus.

Campsites are limited to six people and outside visitors are not allowed.

Live in ventura, nick kruszalnicki, thanks nick.

It's no wonder the campgrounds are packed.

A recent survey by the ?s travel association says 42 percent of travelers are preferring to choose



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