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!