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Old 11-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #15
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Winter hit hard here a couple weeks ago now. A month later than last year, so no complaints. Besides, I love the snow, it is so much more beautiful than the drab brownish-grey of the leafless landscape. Plus, we get to ski, skate, snowshoe, build snowmen, snowmobile, ice fish, etc. All things not possible in summer, yet a horde of fun.

What I really like is having a distinctive four seasons, each with their own merit. Fall is my favourite, as I love the crisp fresh air, and temps that don't get to stinking hot.

I choose to embrace winter, as it is going to happen regardless of how much we complain about it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:59 AM   #16
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The Okanagan Valley gets winter just like you do.

Victoria & Vancouver are the only two places that winter normally misses in Canada and there are several year round RV parks.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:05 AM   #17
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Its 14 here this morning. Near Pittsburgh Pa.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:12 AM   #18
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It is 20°F here this morning. At least we didn't get the 3' of snow that fell in Buffalo. I just checked the web page from my trip last year and at this time I was in Douglas, AZ & it was 78°F. Why am I here?

One big advantage of the West is the ability to control temperature with altitude. Even in the summer gaining a few thousand feet can cool things down. Doesn't work to well here in NY!
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I leave tomorrow, westbound and then southbound for northern Florida. If I can stick it out I hope to stay until the end of March. I think the only thing I will really miss is the ice fishing. Call it a trade off.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:29 AM   #20
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I choose to embrace winter, as it is going to happen regardless of how much we complain about it.
I'm with Jim on this. My kids were out playing in the snow this weekend. I think they get out more in winter then in summer. I remember tobogganing. It's fun.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #21
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One big advantage of the West is the ability to control temperature with altitude. Even in the summer gaining a few thousand feet can cool things down. Doesn't work to well here in NY!
This is one thing that is a bonus about living in Calgary. We are at about 1,000 meters (3,500 feet), and evenings in the summer cool down nice, which makes for great sleeping. Whenever I have been out east, in areas where temps don't go down to the same degree, plus humidity is real high, it makes trying to sleep a nightmare for me, though I am not at all used to it.
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Bob..... By the way, what's our Canadian dollar worth these days?
Our Canadian dollar is worth, in Canada anyway, a dollar.
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Our Canadian dollar is worth, in Canada anyway, a dollar.
Boy, we could sure use your wisdom as a moderator in the "Money Matters" sub-forum. You sure seem to be able to do the math quickly. LOL
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Wayne we have had snow on the ground nearly two weeks now, will be cleaning the trailer off this pm and hooking up getting ready to head to our daughter's in KS, but it'll be cold sleeping in it on Thursday night supposed to be minus 7 (19f) in Leavenworth. We're sleeping in the trailer since there will be a house full of people. Looking forward to Jan when we grab the trailer there and head to South Texas for over a month!

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The Okanagan Valley gets winter just like you do.

Victoria & Vancouver are the only two places that winter normally misses in Canada and there are several year round RV parks.
Yup thats true Photo taken down at the dog park beach in West Vancouver yesterday.
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I think the only thing I will really miss is the ice fishing. Call it a trade off. Scouter Dave
We have fish down here. And you won't need your auger to get at them!
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We have fish down here. And you won't need your auger to get at them!
Yeah, but can you sit by a campfire as you fish in the middle of a lake? Plus, you get to wear your arm out sipping drinks, as opposed to all that casting.
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Only a joke among the snowbirds who clog the highways, restaurants, and hospitals. Florida is much more solvent than most of the states in the northeast. It would easily survive financially if all the snowbirds stayed home.

And the exchange rate, which can vary from day-to-day, is easily determined by a Google search.


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Last I checked, Florida is no longer a southern state anyway, being that its permanent residents are mostly New Yorkers, Chicagoans and Cubans anyway.
Aren't you a snowbird who forgot how to migrate in the spring?
Even after 50 years I still feel like a displaced southerner up here,but
you are cordially invited to be a Sunbird and come up for a couple of ScampCamps this summer. We'd love to have ya!
In the meantime... Hope to see you in February!
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