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Old 12-15-2015, 12:14 PM   #29
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Hi all..
We have been wintering in Arizona for about 5 years,, Going again 10th of January.. We start out for about 2.5 months at Lake Havasu.. We tow our Pontoon down from Colorado with us so get plenty of boating in while we are there.. Then usually go to Catalina in Tucson and Patagonia lake for bird watching.. End up at Dead Horse Ranch in Cottonwood near Sedona.. We love it.. Florida is too crowded and congested for me..
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We are in Yuma for the winter....been windy & chilly 60s this year, last winter here was ideal weather
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Old 12-16-2015, 04:35 PM   #31
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The big factor for some is money, it'll cost about 3x as much to stay in S. Florida compared to AZ. The lowest monthly price I've found in FL is $650/mo., that's 30A service, no/few amenities.
There are many times more things to do in FL, but you must tolerate the hordes of people to enjoy them; and Key West is unlike any other part of the U.S.A.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:54 PM   #32
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I lived in KY the first 35 years, then in S. FL (Palm Beach & Broward Cos) for 19 years, and have been in the South West for 15 years including five year of fulltiming. Now live @4,400 ft, 30 mile due north of Prescott, AZ where we have mild winters and mild summers, and very little rain. The only reason I go east is to visit family, and not very often for that. Still have a Condo near Ft Lauderdale and gave the keys to a management firm and have not seen it for five years.

I love the high desert, the back roads, the mountains, the rocks... If it's SW, I love it. You can drive up a mountain side here and look over the top and see forever! Can't do that in FL.

I acclimated to the "dry heat" of AZ a lot faster than the "wet heat" of FL.

Will never go back!

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This year, weather in the SW will be quite different. Read the weather advisory on the home page of militarycampgrounds.us.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:55 AM   #34
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Howdy!

Forget both and come to Texas, it has everything your need.

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Old 12-17-2015, 11:09 AM   #35
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We're doing Florida this Winter because we have relation there that we haven't visited for some time.

In reality we really like the southwest. Last year we did New Mexico and Arizona, and the year before we did Texas. Really like all three.

Florida for my money is just too congested and way too much traffic. There is a lot to see and do however.

Texas has it all. Beaches, lakes, BBQ, ect.

NM and AZ have beautiful vistas and peace and quiet.

I guess it's whatever your need it.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:11 PM   #36
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If you do Texas, stay up in the hill country or further north. Anything south of that and you may as well be in florida. Still have the mosquitoes, humidity, etc.

For example, we are staying in Port Aransas next week. Weather report is highs in the low 70s, lows in mid- to hi-60s, and humidity in the 90s to 100% range much of the week.

We were hoping for a cool front or two so we could bundle up and walk the beach, but instead, I will be in a bathing suit, likely on a surfboard out in the water.

Definitely NOT the way we wanted to spend Christmas week.
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I haven't been to either place. ( that is for the whole winter). Just getting started and will be trying a warmer climate to get away from our COLD winters. Arizona is a longer trip for me, from N. Georgia, but it sounds as though reading through the posts AZ is one place that would really interest me.
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