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Raymon

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Posted: 02/25/12 09:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yesterday and today, 02/25/12, my wife and I drove by car from Philadelphia, PA. to Fort Myers, Fl. The main route was I95. I could not believe all the RV's heading north; one after another. Must have seen at least 300 units on Friday. Mostly Class A's followed by 5th wheels, Class C's and then TT's.

Maybe they are heading north a little sooner this year because the northeastern part of the USA has had a warmer than normal winter? We have never spent the winter in Florida. Is this the normal time that the Snowbirds start heading home from Florida?

Just my observation.

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One of our fellow workkampers headed north today from central Texas. Family matters.


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Posted: 02/25/12 09:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

End of Feb was always when we headed back home. Campgrounds in the valley begin emptying every year about this time but it takes a couple of months to finish the process. Many just want to be OUT OF THERE by the time spring break begins.


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Posted: 02/25/12 09:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When snow birding we always headed out at the end of Feb. We were just ready to move on so would take a month or two to mosey on home to Eastern Oregon.


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Posted: 02/25/12 10:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Uh-oh....

You mean there's a "coming back" component to "going south"?????


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Super Tuesday Primaries perhaps, along with avoiding the traffic from Daytona 500. And of course the fuel prices predicted to keep rising.

Many opt for storing the RV's in Florida and flying back, as flights are cheaper than driving.

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We're leaving the RGV on Thursday but NOT heading home. At the very least, another month before we think about heading to MN. So we're heading up the Texas Gulf Coast.

In talking to some other park residents, between now and March 15 many head out. Some Canadians got here early last fall and have to be home. Some need to be home for taxes and some long for home.


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Still way to cold for us! We will be staying in Rockport, TX for the Oyster festival and then slowly get ready for a slow trip back to the St. Louis area via northern Louisiana and Arkansas. We will be back in time St, Louis Cardinal opening day and getting ready for morel mushroom season. The summer with the high gas prices will we be staying close.

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We noticed a lot of RVs heading North on 95 this past Tuesday as we went to Key West. Talking to some folks down here in the military CG, some expressed they were heading home before gas, and especially diesel, prices go higher. Since we're in a military CG full of some really old people, perhaps their fixed incomes would take a big hit if they have a big pusher, and several of them do. We're only 63 (young by comparison with this group) and have a smaller FW and get okay fuel mileage. As far as toys are concerned, I'm more concerned about being able to put enough fuel in the boat this summer! Regardless, we're thankful we had good enough careers to allow us to RV and boat moderately, and sad that so many others are struggling just to put food on the table, including a couple of our own kids who we have to help out, too. And I know we're not alone.


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Posted: 02/26/12 06:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We'll be pointing the nose of the MH north in about two weeks. Had a great winter and really sad to say good bye to our Winter Texan "home" park. Thanks Texas for all of the hospitality you've shown us!

Good news is we'll still be whooping it up some. On the way home we'll jump on a cruise ship, take the Natchez trace north, check out Nashville, visit family and friends in Michigan, then back to our northern "home" park where we'll stage into our lake place. Geez, starting to sound like a lot of work, wish this was the beginning of winter and not the end.

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