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Title: Snowbirds
Post by: 2 Frazzled on January 17, 2015, 09:04:34 am
I'm curious. How many PC's are snowbirds? I know there are comments here and there but I thought putting them in one post would be good. This question is good for the reverse snowbirds that live in the warmer zones and "fly" north for the summer too. I'm not looking for specifics like your town or street. More like New York City area to Miami for January through March.

Several questions:
1.  Where do you travel from?
2.  Where do you travel to?
3.  Which months do you normally relocate?
4.  How many years have you done this?
5.  Do you have a group of friends you see every year at your seasonal location?
6.  Do you dream of relocating to your favorite snowbird destination?
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: gradygal on January 17, 2015, 10:06:04 am
Here's the scoop with us:
1. Punta Gorda FL
2. Maine/Massachusetts
3. May-Sept.
4. 5 years with a break one year for the Grand Canyon
5. Relatives
6. Me-yes, Maine. George-no

Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Carol on January 17, 2015, 06:12:57 pm
Apologies if this doesn't apply to someone who isn't exactly a snowbird (since I am full timing), but just slightly flighty. 

1.  Travel from wherever I was just before it gets too cold to stay there
2.  Florida this year
3.  Dec, Jan, Feb
4.  This is the first year
5.  If I come back here next year I will, and they are very nice
6.  Heck no!  I hear you can barely walk outside here in the summer!
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Barry-Sue on January 17, 2015, 08:04:56 pm
We are true snowbirds

1.  Travel from Michigan
2.  Florida
3.  Jan, Feb, Mar
4.  13 years
5.  Yes
6.  No, we travel throughout the rest of the year or we camp with friends and family in Michigan!

Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Janey on January 17, 2015, 09:13:30 pm
I travel from Michigan to the Florida panhandle for January, February, and March - been doing this for about 10 years.  My husband still works, but uses vacation time to fly down for long weekends. I volunteer at ochlochonee river state park and have developed friendships with assorted people from various neighboring towns and within the park itself. It's a great spot and I have some of my Michigan friends visit me often. I won't move away from Michigan because our Michigan summers are perfect. But I'm too old for ice boating and ice fishing - or anything with ice or snow in its title.

If you are in the area, stop and visit me. I love company. It's a small, beautiful campground in a beautiful area. We're about 40 miles south of Tallahassee and about 8 miles from the gulf. Just ask for Janey at the ranger station. They know where I am.
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Syd and Margo on January 20, 2015, 12:17:43 pm
1 - We travel from Venice, FL
2 - We travel to New Jersey with a lot of side trips on the way.
3 - We leave in May and Return in September.  (To hot in Florida)
4 - 10 years
5 - We have great friends in both areas. And in between.
6 - 2 Years ago we did a reversal, sold our NJ home and bought a home in Venice FL.  To us it's paradise, but hot in the summer.
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: RichardP on January 22, 2016, 11:45:02 am
We are "reverse snow birds" that need to excape the Texas heat in the summer.

1.  Travel from east Texas.
2.  Eagle Nest, NM ( between Angle Fire and Red River)
3.  July andAugust
4.  5 years
5.  Yes.  Good group of regulars whose company we really enjoy
6.  No.  -- too cold there in winter!!!

Richard and BJ
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: RichardP on January 22, 2016, 11:49:03 am
OOPS!!!! My college major was math...I always get Angle and Angel mixed up!  I guess I can be chagrined, shamed and vexed all a the same time! :-[ know what I meanh.
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Big Green Machine on March 06, 2018, 11:22:41 am
1. Travel from Southeastern Indiana.
2. Go to Zolfo Springs, FL or Ajo, AZ.
3. January to March
4. 3 years.
5. Yes.
6. Heck no... We love seasons !
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Denny & Barb on March 07, 2018, 08:32:07 pm
travel from Wisconsin to Arizona... November 1st to April 31st.
Title: Re: Snowbirds
Post by: Wethompson1 on May 01, 2018, 10:56:50 am
1.  West Michigan
2.  Florida, Texas, Arizona
3.  Just after Thanksgiving until mid or late April
4.  Four years -- We have done Florida twice and Arizona (and other "out west" locations) twice -- headed to Texas, Arizona, California, and Nevada in 2018-2019.  Prefer the SW states by far--amazing hiking and sights. 
5.  We sometimes hook up with friends along the way, but find we like our independence to go and do what we want to do more.  Typically, we move around about every week or two.  We also enjoy the trip out and back as much as the time we spend at the destination.  The trip home can take 3 to 4 weeks.  Ah, retirement rocks! 
6.  Thinking of becoming reverse snowbirds--finding a warm and sunny late fall/winter/early spring base and traveling the remainder of the year.