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Old 02-27-2015, 02:20 PM   #29
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Consider the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. We just call it 'the valley'. Thousands of northerners flock to South Texas every winter to full time. The towns cater to them because they are a vital part of the economy. The climate is outstanding, prices are low, and there's a ton of things to do, either with organized groups of fellow RV'ers or on your own.


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Old 02-27-2015, 03:09 PM   #30
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Okay sick and tired of everyone blaming Alberta! Its always the "Alberta Clipper". Theresa, I lived in Saint John and my family came from Maces Bay/ Dipper Harbour so I know your pain this year! But that being said its not our fault, honest. I blame it on ...Alaska... or ....the Russians, ya it's got to be those Russians playing with the weather to get back at Harper, ya thats it! Our old weatherman out here used to call it "The Siberian High" for all our deep freeze woes. When I lived in Duluth Mn, it was the "Alberta Clipper"

Yes I have lived in Nova Scotia , New Brunswick, Northern Quebec, Northern Ontario, Minnesota and Alberta and have seen it all as far as weather goes!

Now that I have pulled the plug on work, next year may actually head south for a while, but first heading to Yukon in June. See Canada First!
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David-- agreed, let's blame it on the Russians. And as for winter, I don't mind it--I was in the Arctic for 4 weeks working over Christmas and New Year's...and that isn't the place to be if one hates cold and snow!

And Robert--"the valley" in Texas sounds very appealing. I am going to have to do some research into where to stay and what to see. I have heard that we should anticipate spending half of what we would had we chosen Florida instead...is that still true?
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:20 PM   #32
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Cancelled being in FL this Feb as wife didn't want to take yet another month off from working, next year I go with or without her. Barring any curveballs we'll be in the SW for most of the winter of 17.Need to see how snowbirding in a little trailer works out.
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And Robert--"the valley" in Texas sounds very appealing. I am going to have to do some research into where to stay and what to see. I have heard that we should anticipate spending half of what we would had we chosen Florida instead...is that still true?
Maybe not half, but certainly substantially less - for fuel, fees and food. Far less crowded and more 'elbow room'. I admit I'm biased being a Texan, but we're friendlier too.

One thing to think about doing with the savings if you decide to stay in South Texas is to head up to San Antonio on a weekend when the sun is out, and leave your trailer at the park. The Riverwalk is alot of fun, tons of restaurants, bars, live music, tour the Tower of the Americas, visit the Alamo, etc, and then spoil yourself with a nice hotel room right on the river. And, since it's 'winter', it won't be crowded.
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Robert, is there any good hiking in the RGV or thereabouts? How about fishing, salt and or fresh?
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It's 36 degrees in San Antonio right now, according to my computer. It's 64 in my backyard right now. (We had a cold front blow through.)
Guess I'll continue to spend my winters in my home base, in Florida.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:31 PM   #36
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Asking the long time members...

...of this forum. Have there ever been this many threads started in winter on the theme "I am cold and tired, get me out of here."?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:54 PM   #37
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I have to agree, with the "Valley" of south Texas. The weekly " winter texan times" newspaper ( Winter Texan Times ) keeps us Winter Texans up to date on all the local happenings. There is no way to get bored down here.
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It sounds wonderful. I did some online "snooping" and like what I saw. Any special recommendations re: specific campgrounds?

....and even though Sherry states it's cooler than where she lives in Florida...it'd still be alot warmer than where I am
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:26 PM   #39
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Theresa, I think there are close to 500 rv parks in the valley. Some in towns, some in the country, others on the ocean. It all depends on what you are looking for. Check all the links from Winter Texan Times.
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I arrived in Niceville, FL. on December 2nd. at Rocky Bayou SP. Feb. 1st. I moved to Topsail Hill SP, on the coast. It has been cold with some freeze ups but no one has given me a snow shovel yet so I am quite happy about it all. This 'volunteer' thing is new to me but I am already making plans for next winter on the panhandle.
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Theresa, I think their cold weather right now is a bit unusual. Everyone has had some ununsual weather this winter, I think. My comment was a bit tongue in cheek.
I think San Antonio is a really beautiful city. I loved the river walk when we visited some years back.
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