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  • Snowbirds

    Are you a snowbird who escapes cold Northern temperatures for the warmth of the South?

    Where do you stay and for how long?

    Our winter getaway is near the Kennedy Space Center where we never miss a shuttle launch...and we hope they will continue.

    Steve
    Steve

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    Snowbirds

    Im actually the opposite. If I travel in the winter I end up staying in the northern states (USA). I live in Minnesota So its cold in the winter, but when I travel in the winter its to NY City or Maine (USA). I hate heat and summertime. But again, Im very weird like that, lol.
    The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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    • #3
      Snowbirds

      Adam,

      Maine is one of our favorite summer...or I should say Spring or Fall destinations before or after the peak of the tourist season.

      I couldn't imagine travelling to Maine in winter...unless you have to go there on business {smile} though Sugarloaf comes to mind as a good winter destination.

      I have a friend who travels to Minnesota on business in winter and he's told me about how cold the weather can be.

      Having worked in winter conditions all my life, I decided that when I retired I would do everything possible to escape...

      What takes you to NYC and ME in winter?
      Steve

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      • #4
        Snowbirds

        Well, I love NYC mainly because I am a city person. I love ealking the shops and resturaunts. I also love seafood and being 1500 miles from any sea, its great to have fresh sea food. I guess I would enjoy most major metropolitan areas. But Maine, again, I love sea food but I love the coast. Its just a beuatiful state to me. But I love the winter. I love the cold. I have my house set at 63 in the summer constantly and I rarely turn the heat on in the winter.
        The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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        • #5
          Snowbirds

          Hey Adam

          You live in the wrong country. You should live here in Newfoundland, Canada. We have max 8 weeks of warm, rarely hot weather for Summer and it's cool to cold from late Sept till mid June and the seafood here is great. There is nothing better that the Atlantic lobster, etc. I'm told (I personally don't eat seafood-except cod and salmon- I have too many sensory issues )
          Janet

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          • #6
            Snowbirds

            Newfoundland canada, mmmmmmmmm, that actually doesnt sound too bad. My sister just moved to new hampshire so I would be alot closer to her. That actually might work out!
            The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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            • #7
              Snowbirds

              The only people I know that run from Canadian winters own a time share in Florida and are Semi - retired Accountants.

              For all of us other poor folk we just have to stick it out and enjoy the fresh fallen snow. Most importantly, shop ahead... :lol:
              PJK

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              • #8
                Snowbirds

                LOL PJK! I haven't come across very many semi retired accountants, but at the rate the population of Florida is growing (1000 new residents per day) I'm afraid it will sink under the weight in not time!
                Steve

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                • #9
                  Snowbirds

                  Steve:

                  You could be right, then Florida would become mostly swamp land or springs like before.

                  I have a lot of family in FL and they all call visitors yankee's but then most of the new population are yankee's too. I've always found it a great place to visit for short periods but never wanted to live there.

                  Thanksgiving and Christmas with palm trees are just not the same for me.
                  I like my oysters in a bucket not my stuffing. :lol:
                  PJK

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                  • #10
                    Snowbirds

                    PJK,

                    Since my wife and I retired, we have spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in Florida. It's an experience quite different from the way these two Holidays are observed in Canada as I am sure you know.

                    Both Holidays are steeped in tradition and are observed with a greater amount of reverence than I have sen in our Country,

                    Of course, Thanksgiving in the U.S. is the official launch for Christmas shopping and many radio stations begin broadcasting Christmas Carols on Thanksgiving..

                    Granted the dates of Thanksgiving are different in our two Countries, but I find Christmas with palm trees is actually very exciting. People do decorate the palm trees {smile}

                    We always go to the community Christmas parade, which we precede with an outdoor pot luck picnic.
                    Steve

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                    • #11
                      Snowbirds

                      Steve,

                      Correction. The day after thanksgiving is the "official" start of christmas shopping but if you shop around you find out store get ready for christmas in sep. Im not joking. Some day there will be the day after christmas christmas sale! lol
                      The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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                      • #12
                        Snowbirds

                        That's right, Adam...as everything is closed tight on Thanksgiving, isn't it?

                        I've gotten some great bargains at door crasher sales the da after Thanksgiving at 6 and 7 in the morning!!! {BG}
                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          Snowbirds

                          I find Christmas with palm trees is actually very exciting
                          That's so funny!! I grew up in the desert. I spent one Christmas in Seoul and it was cold and snowing and being in an area of department stores all decorated for Christmas, it was so magical because it was the kind of Christmas one sees on TV and in movies but wasn't the type of Christmas I grew up with.... If you think decorated palm trees are neat, you should see saguaro cacti!

                          and http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=356353

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                          • #14
                            Snowbirds

                            Thanks for sharing the photos!
                            Steve

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                            • #15
                              Snowbirds

                              I am sort of like Adam (even though my family won't allow me to set our thermostat any colder than 70 degrees). Heat and humidity makes me ill, so I prefer the winter when it comes to temperatures. I just hate driving on slippery roads, it freaks me out. I guess I can't win.
                              German citizen, married to a Canadian for 28 years, four daughters, one son, eight grandchildren (and one on the way).

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