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Lexingtonians fight cabin fever by getting fresh air at The Arboretum

Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 08:20:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Arboretum visitors had it all figured out Monday: fresh air is the best cure for cabin fever.

While many have endured long hours indoors due to the coronavirus, some Lexingtonians decided to visit the park to get out of their homes.

Walkers and runners alike took in the sights and sounds of the park all day, despite a gloomy morning and early afternoon.

"It's quite literally a breath of fresh air just coming out and doing something instead of sitting around all day," jogger, Angel Asbury, said.

Runner, Shelby Higgins, said she needed to get out of her apartment, which she said has somehow felt smaller recently.

"It just gets really monotonous going from like the bedroom into the living room," Higgins noted.

UK Senior Grant Deaton said he has also been restless while staying at home as much as possible.

"Getting a little stir crazy," Deaton said. "Getting a little cabin fever so it's been nice to get out."

The visitors center and outdoor bathrooms are closed for now, but the grounds are open from dawn to dusk every day.