Friday, December 18, 2009

Anticipating the Snowbirds

The Snowbirds are coming, the Snowbirds are coming!

You know who you are.  I was one too!

Snowbirds are those people in Northern areas who have had enough of the winter weather Back Home and decide to fly South to warm up for a little.  They usually come, spend and then return reinvigorated .

My own way of doing that was to drive South to Ft Lauderdale every second week of February and spend a week or two thawing out.   Usually by February, I'd have chapped hands and lips, a low grade head cold from the weather, and be pasty white.   I'd hit the hot tub that first night and not care.  Two day drive down, a week in the hot tub and two day drive back.  Every year until I had had enough and finally moved here.

With the snowstorms that have been all over the weather and the news lately, I haven't yet seen an uptick in the cars with Canadian and Northeastern license plates, but the parking lots are filling a little more at the bars and the drive home is a little slower each week.  It will be this way until April, so I guess the best thing to do is hope that they help the economy and try to stay "Off Peak" with my travels!

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