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RE: Zika and RGV.

Looks like we may have to Winter in Canada.
pawatt 05/16/16 10:38pm Snowbirds
RE: S.W. Florida filling up.

Having experienced both the RGV and SW Florida, I feel qualified to compare the two. First, lay aside two arguments: both have many wonderful restaurants with many wonderful offerings, and both have a plethora of activities and attractions to entice snowbirds. Not much difference there. Two big differences are the temperatures and the winds. The RGV is colder -- much colder. In the RGV, you're going to go from coats in the mornings to T-shirts in the afternoon -- provided it warms up that particular day. If not, shiver. In Florida, shorts and T's make up the uniform 24/7. I bike regularly, but never in Florida have I had the RGV experience of wind so strong that my bike and I traveled 1/10 of a mile without pedaling once. It then took me 20 minutes to push my bike back to the starting place. Ugh! Ever had a cookout & picnic outside in the RGV? Where are the picnic tables? Nope? Not at Tropic Winds in Harlingen! Why? Too windy is the answer. Check the RV awnings in the RGV. Did you ever see so many ways to tie down and secure awnings against the daily winds? If your idea of an idyllic snowbird experience is enjoying a gentle breeze while sitting under a palm tree with a book in one hand and a cold drink in the other, Florida is the place to be. If economics guide your choices, remember that central Florida rivals the RGV in costs, but also remember that you generally get what you pay for in both places. Cheap beer is available if that's your choice. So is the RGV. Having spent 12 seasons in the RGV I find this to be very inaccurate.
pawatt 05/16/16 10:34pm Snowbirds
RE: Glacier NP to Iowa (North route)

Roosevelt National Park is a must. We loved visiting it. If you drive the loop just before sunset you will see much wildlife.
pawatt 05/11/16 10:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: North Carolina

Compared with Montreal, only having snow 45 times in 74 years is a gamble I'll take! :B Over the past 4-5 years, I can recall seeing snow three times and it was typically gone the next day. This past winter, February and March were really nice. ... Eric I really prefer shorts & T shirt and sitting on the patio, Personally would not be at all interested in weather that cool.
pawatt 05/08/16 06:55pm Snowbirds
RE: S.W. Florida filling up.

I think Florida is so crowded because of where folks are coming from - the heavily populated states north of Florida. Snowbirders seem to head straight south for the most part. Texas and Arizona aren't as crowded because the northern states above them don't have the populations the eastern states do. I too predict this is the reason. Just a note, the RGV is green too. We have an orange tree, lemon tree, tangerine tree, and grapefruit tree on our lot as well as 6 different kinds of Palm trees and many flowering shrubs. Neighbors have banana and lime trees. The climate is sub tropical and we have not had a killing frost in 4 years.
pawatt 05/07/16 05:42pm Snowbirds
RE: S.W. Florida filling up.

Rio Grande Valley, friendly folks and very low cost of living, surprising how many East Coaster's we have here.
pawatt 05/06/16 05:23pm Snowbirds
RE: SAFETY WHILE TRAVELLING ALONE

IMO there is more fear and paranoia here than realty. We have met many ladies traveling alone and full timing alone. They use common sense but are not fearful or paranoid.
pawatt 05/04/16 09:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Lake Superior great circle tour

Most of the Provincial parks are great!!!
pawatt 04/27/16 07:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lake Superior great circle tour

Mid Aug to mid Sept, took nearly a month going around last fall, wonderful trip and GREAT scenery.
pawatt 04/27/16 07:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I have $20,000 cash right now.. Can I afford this??

I suggest staying away from the 6.0 diesel. Many are serious money pits.
pawatt 04/18/16 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: My First Winter In Yuma

Consider South Texas, Rio Grande Valley, non stop things to do, friendly rvers and locals, very reasonable cost. Warmer than AZ.
pawatt 03/31/16 09:46am Snowbirds
RE: "The Villages" type rv resort?

Have a look at Retama Village near Mission Texas.
pawatt 03/27/16 07:59am Snowbirds
RE: So did winter storm Selene affect you.

Been in the 70's to mid 80's here, a bit breezy. South Texas
pawatt 03/24/16 08:47am Snowbirds
RE: Canadians filling at the pump in USA

Can you put in a random USA zip?
pawatt 03/21/16 03:52pm Snowbirds
RE: Reverse snow-birds.

South Fork Colorado area is very nice.
pawatt 03/16/16 07:55am Snowbirds
RE: Best campground in Montana

Spring Creek Campground and Trout Ranch. Big Timber MT.
pawatt 03/06/16 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who else feels the pull to head north.

It is expected to be 98 degrees here today in Palmview Texas, 20's tonight in northern MN. We will decide sometime early May when to head home. Hill Country would be a good compromise though if it don't cool down here.
pawatt 03/03/16 10:23am Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds you don't know what your missing!

90 degrees here in South Texas today. Very pleasant with the light breeze.
pawatt 03/02/16 06:05pm Snowbirds
RE: Chili in the Valley

Nothing wrong with getting many opinions. I have eaten good Texas Chili in the Corpus Christi area but have not encountered any down here near McAllen. Back home, we have chili parlors and many taverns offer their own favorite concoctions. The early hour posting may have had something to do with last evening's meal at Willy's BBQ. But Willie's is so good. Have you tried the Texas Bowl with BBQ pork?
pawatt 03/02/16 12:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Find Campground on Specific Route/Highway?

RV Parky is a great app to use when on the road.It has a trip planner. Use it to plan or when on the road it will tell you what is near you. This is what I use.
pawatt 02/29/16 09:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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