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Old 03-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #71
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Wife and I and the two English Setters have spent this winter at Paradise RV Resort in Sun City AZ and have loved it. I am a skeet shooting addict and Ben Avery Shooting park is only 17 miles away. Wife loves to swim and lay around in the sun and tan and we are sorry to have to leave on Monday, April 1.

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Old 03-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #72
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #73
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Florida Keys for us. Nothing wrong with traveling any time IMHO except when there's active ice or snow.
Me too Key West at the Naval station, Sibee wayne retired navy
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #74
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #75
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We spend the Winter months in a small park in Thonotosassa, FL, just on the Eastern edge of Tampa. Same place my older brother came for most of his 29 Snowbird years. There are some economical parks in FL you just have to find them. We pay $250/month plus electric. We don't find it too humid until towards the end of April which is our signal to head back North anyway. This area caters to Seniors with discounts everywhere from theme parks to restaurants and retail outlets. This is our 4th year coming here and with great neighbors and plenty to do it's our Winter home that we look forward to coming back to each November 1st.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #76
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What's the name of the park near Tampa?
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #77
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #78
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What's the name of the park near Tampa?
Bay Bayou. It's on the north side of Tampa.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #79
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Anywhere to get away from this crap.

Yes sir, got to dig it out before you can go south! The idiot with the shovel waited too long and he will also have to climb up, do the 40 foot roof and the slides before they can come in!!!
Oh yeah, the puller truck will have to be dug out too!

Ah, but it was worth it, look at the date code, southern Texas, Brownsville area.

Been all over this country in the winter, as others say "northern West", usually goes to Arizona, Yuma is an "interesting destination with hundred of campgrounds and a very modern city, "northern East" goes to Florida. We like further south in Florida, Port St Lucie, West Palm area, it's warmer there in January.
Texas is nice but it adds another 1000 miles to the trip and in these days of fuel prices it's a consideration.

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #80
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Keep the info coming! Several years ago we spent a month in Texas in the winter travelling to several locations and two years ago we spent February in Florida. We had no reservations, just drove down and spent two weeks near Orlando and anorher two weeks near Crystal River. Both were nice spots but I'm sure we paid way too much. Hopefully time will allow a longer stay south in 2014 so we are doing a bit more research this time. We aren't real fussy but the place must be large dog friendly. Thanks in advance for the benefit of your experience.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #81
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We've been doing Florida probably for over 30 years, starting (young-er) with the obligatory two weeks vacations (drive like hell non-stop spend a week there and drive like hell back). But two weeks in February away from New England was heaven. Last winter we were there for 5 months (and bought a house). Florida, probably like many states, has nice areas and crappy areas. Most coastal areas are nice, middle of the state not so much. Because of that you can find campgrounds in the middle, in the $300-400-500 per month range, on the costs $500-800 and up. By April most campgrounds are empty (and prices go down quick). It's a long tropical state, north of Orlando it can be friggn' cold some years in Jan and Feb, middle of the state much nicer at least 10-15 degrees warmer, around Miami and south, warmer still. Most coastal cities are new and really developed in the last 20-30 years, there is lots to do if you "investigate" and most cities make an effort to cater to tourism. And there are the obligatory tourist traps of Orlando, but there is nothing wrong with those, I've been to those many times.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #82
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