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Old 09-24-2016, 09:59 AM   #127
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Wife Needs to stop viewing Border Wars.. on television.
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Exactly. These programs portray the uncommon along the border. Thousands and thousands of real life people choose to live in the border town areas and have no issues. We've heard of people even afraid of driving on I-10 across Texas/Arizona!!! Folks.....there is absolutely no problem driving, siteseeing or staying near the borders. As everywhere, be aware of your surroundings. If you are in an area that doesn't feel good to you then move.... just like in your hometown state. Cities all across the U.S. have problems as we see and read about every day.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:47 AM   #128
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only location I can think of that has stable/repeatable weather. year round. .
..... is the equator ....


6 weeks I depart for South Texas. waiting, waiting, waiting
. never been there.


Wife Needs to stop viewing Border Wars.. on television.
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Don't know we're you are coming from, but I will share our experience. ( first winter in RGV )
We live in SE OK in a town of 20 K people. Tv is Tulsa and Oklahoma City ( not Chicago) but we are deeply concerned about drugs, gangs, and killings, in OK. Everyday.
We felt there was less violent crime in the RGV last winter, than what we see on local news at home. Certainly, less murder, and meth house fires. I would say petty theft to be more prevalent. I didn't feel like the news coverage was ignoring it.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:02 PM   #129
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We live in Mission Texas no problems at all
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:30 PM   #130
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No Fear,,, we will be arriving in Mission Texas .. on time..

the way I understand that type of TV Show.. 13 days of shows made in 1 year.. so 13/365 and most is on the South West Side of the state..
but you know woman.!!!! if its on TV, its real.

I grew up in the inner city of Cleveland Ohio.. so....
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Don't know we're you are coming from, but I will share our experience. ( first winter in RGV )
We live in SE OK in a town of 20 K people. Tv is Tulsa and Oklahoma City ( not Chicago) but we are deeply concerned about drugs, gangs, and killings, in OK. Everyday.
We felt there was less violent crime in the RGV last winter, than what we see on local news at home. Certainly, less murder, and meth house fires. I would say petty theft to be more prevalent. I didn't feel like the news coverage was ignoring it.
Texas is a big place ! We always go thru via I-40 headed for Az.NV. Etc. panhandlers are everywhere you stop it seems, especially Amarillo . Not a fan of Oak City going thru on toll Rd and over the years ice,snow, tornado or two. Norman we always liked going south. Years ago, Muskogee was a favorate when I was trucking.....Hilltop Truck Stop, great food, but then that was 50 years ago !
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:47 AM   #132
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Looking for a place with a little green, some trees would be nice.
Mild climate, very little wind, quiet relaxed atmosphere, hiking or other activities nearby.
Dec. through March
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Google Earth is your friend.

I am going to Mission Texas in 6 days (( for 5 months )).. I looked and ask many here...
never been there.

but the area is well known as a wintering Bird area... lots of hike/bike trails. look up the Chamber of Commerce.. for any of the South Texas cities.


Many campgrounds offer discounts for first time visitors , ASK!!
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Dear Airlifter,
Everyone that has been to the RGV has their favorite, and we have stayed at Trophy Gardens RV Park in Alamo, TX for the last couple years. It is a Wilder park and there are several in the RGV area. Check them all out. All have lots of activities, some with better wifi than others, but all are in an affordable price range and good spaces.

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Wind in RGV

If you're looking for somewhere not too windy, don't expect to find it in the RGV. It's flat and near the ocean, so there's nothing to stop it. Other than that, it's a nice place to spend the winter, IMHO
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If you're looking for somewhere not too windy, don't expect to find it in the RGV. It's flat and near the ocean, so there's nothing to stop it. Other than that, it's a nice place to spend the winter, IMHO

Mission or McAllen are not near as windy as over on the Harlingen side. We've done both. This year we are off to Arizona again but like the Valley as well.


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Rincon West

We are spending our first winter at Rincon West in Tucson. Large, gated park, tons of activities should you care to participate. So far, everyone seems to be very friendly, and encourage you to join in. We like it.
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this is our 2nd year in AZ/Ca we are right on the river and we haven't seen or heard of any problems, a month last year and we are here now thru April. Not really qualified I guess but just saying. this is our experience, We have also stayed in Oklahoma city for 3 weeks and heard more killings and shooting than I care to hear.
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We are spending our first winter at Rincon West in Tucson. Large, gated park, tons of activities should you care to participate. So far, everyone seems to be very friendly, and encourage you to join in. We like it.
I tried Tucson three years in a row, weather was great , but the city is too large to navigate in comfort , something one wants during their winters off . Lazy Days is ( was ) a very nice huge park for those who have large rigs.........Last winter I tried Boulder City , NV. For Jan. Thru March. All I can say is why did I not go there before !! A perfect match, very layed back on the shore of Lake Mead, yet in 30 min. Las Vegas is always close when you want it. The Mohave Desert is much nicer than the Senora also.
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The Mohave Desert is much nicer than the Senora also.
Depends what you're looking for in a desert....the Sonoran is much lusher with a greater variety of plants.
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