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Old 02-20-2013, 08:59 AM   #15
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Well, this may be another reason to come to Texas. I didn't realize that Snowbirds in Florida were responsible for divorce, pregnancies, living together, people not getting jobs, etc. WOW!!

Seriously, San Antonio in the winter is a dream. There is certainly a change in seasons but it is very mild most of the winter. The coldest it has been this winter here is around 28 but most of the days the low is in the 40's or 50's and the highs in the 60's and 70's. A colder than normal winter might get into the low to mid twenties for a few hours and the afternoon could be in the 60's. Lots to do being on the edge of the Hill Country and 2 hours from the coast.

Deep within my heart lies a melody, the song of ol' San Antone......ye ha!

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We love everything about Texas and plan on the Rockport area to be our winter home. The people are great, the weather is nice and prices are very reasonable. Most people from here snowbird in Florida. Been there, too, but we much prefer Texas for a lot of the reasons mentioned above. We'll drive a few hundered, extra miles, but it'll be well worth it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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There is a + and a - for both.
Fl.is warmer.
Tx. "RIO GRAND VALLEY" has les traffic.
From what I am told TX. Is cheaper.
People are people every where. There are the
GOOD THE BAD ,AND THE UGLY.
Just a brief note, we live in Fl and travel a lot throughout the state. Sarasota on down is pricy snd traffic is lousy. This week we are in Crystal River Fl staying at Quails Roast. Very nice clean park and the price IMO is extremely affordable. Heated pool, large lots, pull thrus great activities. You only have to travel 6 or 7 miles to find everything needed. We are paying $200.00 weekly this includes electricity. Monthly in season, winter is $400.00 to 500.00 plus elec. there are so many great spots throughout the panhandle and big bend area as well as inland central Fl with terrific prices. Horseshoe Cove in Bradenton Fl. Is also a good spot. Sarasota area, friendly staff. Stayed their last winter approx $1200.00 per month inc. elec. all the amenities and then some. Lots of traffic, lots of things to do. Prices go up the further south you go. Come on down to Fl we love it you will too!
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Sounds like this guy would rather you go to Texas.


As a second generation native Floridian, I can tell you that we got along very well prior to the snowbird invasion (starting in the late 50's). We didn't have to lock our doors and all knew each other. Divorce was rare, accidents were rare. In my wh ole High School career, we had zero pregnancies. People got jobs or went to college, Nobody "lived together". We didn't depend on the snowbirds at all (called tin can tourists). The things that snowbird complain about, traffic, left lane huggers, crowds, unfriendlyness, were pretty much unheard of in the presnowbird era. I might also point out that most of our politicians making these unliked laws are not native Floridians. Real Florida has left the building. As my Father used to say, Florida was ruined by the inventions of AC and mosquito repellant.
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I tried to book a month stay at the colonia del rey rv park in texas for the winter of 2014, they said they wouldn't book us because my rv is a converted school bus, I sent them a nice picture and told them we werent crack heads, or hippies that I just built my own rv. first time I ever got turned downed. 2 parks that I called in Panama city beach said come on down, I guess they need the money more, o well I still want to go to texas some day.
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