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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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Old 11-18-2014, 11:20 AM   #22
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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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Old 11-18-2014, 11:29 AM   #24
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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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Old 11-18-2014, 11:57 AM   #25
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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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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.
Hmmm, there has to be a joke about a Redneck drinking beer and burning his boat up in there somewhere.
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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!

Floyd-
Florida hasn't been a southern state for several decades. We've got a few Michiganders and Mexicans too.
Actually, I'm a transplanted New Hampshirite who decided to be a full time snowbird. Some people like cold. I find heat uncomfortable, but cold painful. Mix in the white stuff and well, I was glad to apply for Florida citizenship.
I had reservations for HH but cancelled them after I sold my Scamp but plan to go down to Sebring to see everyone, perhaps on Wednesday. I do have a new trailer ordered but I won't have it by February.
And I really don't mind the snowbirds at all.


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Hmmm, there has to be a joke about a Redneck drinking beer and burning his boat up in there somewhere.
LOL. Well, I definitely have the image well set in my mind now.
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Helllooooo from this Florida Native☀️! We are experiencing a cold front today.....should get down to 60. Just camped on the beach last weekend.
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Helllooooo from this Florida Native☀️! We are experiencing a cold front today.....should get down to 60. Just camped on the beach last weekend.
Glad to hear that you are getting down to good camping weather. Must be nice.
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The only good part of winter is I can drink a Hot Buttered Rum and not sweat
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The good part of winter for us is we get to go south. I just replaced the battery and have serviced the water system. Won't be long now.
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We got a light dusting of the white stuff here in Tulsa on Sunday. Last night it hit a record low temp for the date of 14 degrees (F). If you're thinking of moving south, better look farther south than here.
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Talking A Dollar

For that guy who thinks a dollar is worth a dollar.
I recall when one couldn't carry $5 worth of groceries.
Now one can carry it in a pocket.
My first new car was $2200.
Our first house, on over an acre of land, was $14,900.
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For that guy who thinks a dollar is worth a dollar.
I recall when one couldn't carry $5 worth of groceries.
Now one can carry it in a pocket.
My first new car was $2200.
Our first house, on over an acre of land, was $14,900.

Love it when people reminisce about the "good ole days" yet fail to remember the minimum wage was @.85/hour. Comparing a 1950s/1960s dollar to today's dollar is like comparing an FGRV to a stickie, or an apple to an orange. :<)


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Love it when people reminisce about the "good ole days" yet fail to remember the minimum wage was @.85/hour. Comparing a 1950s/1960s dollar to today's dollar is like comparing an FGRV to a stickie, or an apple to an orange. :<)
Right now we're receiving some weather from the good old days, more like the 1970's when scientists were predicting that we were entering an ice age.
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Turn south at the intersection . . .

Put the snow tires on yesterday. Must now remember to turn 'south' at the corner.
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