Most fulltime RVers and RV snowbirds are either in their winter roosts already, or will be headed for them right after the holidays. Many will be joining us here in Florida, others will be headed to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, or to Arizona or Southern California. Anywhere the sun shines and the snow doesn’t blow.
In the last week or two I have heard from several new fulltimers and snowbirds, asking me if they will still be able to find a place to stay this late in the season. As I wrote in a blog a while back titled More Snowbird Options, there are a lot of places in popular snowbird states where they can enjoy the sunshine, although they may not always be in the places where they thought they were going to go.
Some of our favorite places include central Florida, where we have spent many winters bouncing between the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve and Three Flags RV Resort in Wildwood; along with the Mesa/Apache Junction area near Phoenix, where Terry’s parents and sisters live; and the Foothills area on the east side of Yuma, Arizona. We have also wintered in the Rockport/Aransas Pass, Texas area. And we’ve done Quartzsite a time or two, boondocking in the Arizona desert.
Here’s the thing – it’s not all about location. Sure, you want to be someplace you enjoy, but it’s also about the people you’re with, and having a good time wherever you are. While we have enjoyed spending the holidays with Terry’s family many times over the years, we’ve also had a lot of fun with our extended family of RVing friends.
My dad once said that you can be just about as happy as you want to be, or just as miserable as you set your mind to being, no matter where you are and who you are with. Wherever we are, we choose to be happy.
How about you? Where do you plan to spend this winter, and what will you be doing? If you’re going to be in either Arizona or Florida, you might want to go to Amazon and get a copy of two of my travel books, Overlooked Arizona and Overlooked Florida, for some fun off the beaten path places to explore in both states.
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It’s Thursday and time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Terry’s cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – My favorite holiday tradtion is blaming my long-term weight gain on the holiday season.