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RE: dentist nuevo progreso

Edwardo Flores, Apple Dental, at the dental plaza, east side of Street, just as you cross the bridge. We have used him for many years as have many of our friends.
pawatt 01/16/17 03:48pm Snowbirds
RE: Arizona RV Snowbird parks to tour for future stay

Please review forum rules, it is not permitted to post the same thing in multiple forums.
pawatt 01/07/17 04:52pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Dollar

...The other thing we notice at this time of the dip is that some parks offer reductions to Canuks, the park we are at offers 5% off for Canuks and I understand some parks offer Canuks "at par" rates. If you do some planning, the hit isn't as bad! RV Parks offering Canuks at par with USD aren't savvy entrepreneurs. The expenses for utilities and other services for upkeep won't offer such discounts for their services...not at over 30 percent discount. As the CDN $$ had diminished in value is reflected in the past year or so. This reminds me of a joke about a couple of fruit vendors selling their produce the same amount they paid for their ware. At the end of the day, they were overjoyed having sold all their stuff so they decided to buy another truck so they could load more and sell more persimmons. I would avoid that RV park like a plague who runs this business model. A vacant RV lot generates 0 dollars, a lot rented at 30 per cent off generates $$$, rent 30 of your vacant lots and it adds up to big $$$. Your real estate taxes and insurance as well as many other costs remain the same, sounds like a smart move to me. You may also generate loyalty and have return business at full price in future years.
pawatt 12/27/16 09:24pm Snowbirds
Merry Christmas

We would like to wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a great New Year to all you Snowbirds and future Snowbirds wherever you may be.
pawatt 12/25/16 07:49am Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Dollar

Several parks in South Texas are taking the Canadian dollar on par with the US dollar. Rio Grande Valley. Come on down, you will be warmly welcomed.
pawatt 12/24/16 11:17pm Snowbirds
RE: Wintering around DFW area?

It gets very cold there and usually a few Ice storm's.
pawatt 12/24/16 09:35pm Snowbirds
RE: How many days to travel 1,260 miles?

Be about 8 days for us, we like to smell the roses along the way.
pawatt 12/23/16 07:38pm Towing
RE: Apocalypse Now: Living Off Grid?

Or you could move to Slab City.
pawatt 12/22/16 09:09pm Class A Motorhomes

We spent one winter in Florida. Didn't like the bugs - way to many, didn't like the attitude of "oh ****, the snowbirds are here - just leave your money and get out of our way", did I mention the bugs, didn't like the poor quality of seafood restaurants, which is strange when you realize they are surrounded by sea; did I mention the bugs. Spent another winter in the RGV - some bugs, blowing dirt from all of the farming area, some cold days, blowing dirt (thick enough to chew), nothing in terms of cultural arts, concerts, great shopping, etc. We spent several winters wandering around Arizona before we settled on Mesa - just has everything we want. Great access to performing arts, great shopping, great restaurants, fantastic museums, universities, 20 minutes and we're up in the mountains, sun from October to April, shorts most if the winter, great medical care (tht becomes more important as one ages), and SPRING TRAINING with 12 major league teams playing all within 45 min drives at the most from each other. Life is good.:C Barb I strongly disagree with your assessment of South Texas.
pawatt 12/21/16 05:44pm Snowbirds
RE: Did it happen?

Most of that cold will be in Florida in a few days. We are warmer at the moment than all of AZ and southern CA.
pawatt 12/18/16 08:19am Snowbirds
RE: Can't run a portable freezer on B&D battery station

Dry ice is what I was thinking too. and a quality ice chest.
pawatt 12/17/16 10:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Did it happen?

We are full or very near full. Have been looking for a place for our friends to rent for a month, they need a park model, mobile or house and all are occupied. The difference is we are a well kept ownership park. I am thinking those who own their lot have rented long enough to know they like the area and the lifestyle and have committed to an area and park long term. Also most stay at least 5 or 6 months or longer. Many have become Texas residents (no state income tax) and use their RV to travel north for the hottest months. quite a few even stay full time. I think the ownership parks are faring much better than the rental parks. Nearby rental parks are about 50 - 60 per cent full. Also Canadians are becoming very scarce here, they state influencing factors are cost of out of country health insurance, the devaluation of the Canadian dollar, health issues and age.
pawatt 12/17/16 08:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Internet usage on the road

Verizon Hot spot or smartphone hotspot.
pawatt 12/16/16 02:52pm Snowbirds

Do not forget the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, warmer than AZ and 3 times less costly than FL Nearly 500 parks to choose from.
pawatt 12/13/16 04:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Medicare coverage while travelling

Stick with original Medicare and a good supplemental plan like BCBS senior gold. Anybody I have known with advantage plans has had problems with coverage if traveling to many locations.
pawatt 12/11/16 10:31pm Full-time RVing
RE: Returning to the RGV after 11 years of snowbirding Fla.

Mission West and Americana near Mission.
pawatt 12/09/16 09:07pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbird Longevity, and related

Just for some interesting discussion: How long have you been snowbirding? This is our 14th season How long do you stay south and or in transit? A bit over 6 month. What is your home state? Minnesota What age did you start? Very fortunate to have started at age 53 1/2 What is your preferred location? Rio Grande Valley, Mission Texas area Have you tried other locations? Yes, Tucson AZ, Rockport, Galveston Island. How long to you expect to continue? Hopefully to the bitter end. Progression of RV's & other accommodations? Started Travel trailer, then 5th wheel, then park model, currently brick home in an ownership RV & mixed dwelling retirement community. What will you do when you are to old to travel north & south? Most likely stay south permanently, Minnesota winters are difficult with the cold and falls on the snow and ice, My mom is mostly housebound after the first lasting snowfall until permanent melt. Any other relevant comments?
pawatt 12/03/16 08:44pm Snowbirds
Snowbird Longevity, and related

Just for some interesting discussion: How long have you been snowbirding? How long do you stay south and or in transit? What is your home state? What age did you start? What is your preferred location? Have you tried other locations? How long to you expect to continue? What type of RV or other lodging? Progression of RV's & other accommodations? What will you do when you are to old to travel north & south? Any other relevant comments?
pawatt 12/03/16 08:23pm Snowbirds
RE: Possible snowbird next year.

Here I would say many stay 5-6 months The largest influx is a few days after Thanksgiving, combining Thanksgiving and Christmas with family then heading south a day or 2 after Thanksgiving.
pawatt 12/02/16 10:36am Snowbirds
RE: Possible snowbird next year.

Rio Grande Valley, warmest and nearly 500 parks, South Padre Island, beach and fishing, Rockport and Port Aransas,less crowded and fishing, Hill Country, cooler but scenic and uncrowded.
pawatt 12/02/16 10:19am Snowbirds
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