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TomG2

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Posted: 04/01/19 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now that the season is over, how was it for you?

Colder than normal in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. But still cheap. We rate the season by how many times we are forced inside for happy hour and this year we spent a lot of time inside. As a casual observer, every picture from Arizona showed my friends there wearing jackets.

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Posted: 04/01/19 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were also in the valley more specific Weslaco and out of 93 days we probably only had to stay in 20 or so days without Happy Hour

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Posted: 04/01/19 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Southwestern AZ was much colder than expected. Cut our stay short. The Gulf Coast was definitely warmer, overall.


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Florida state parks and 1 nat'l forest in northern FL. plus 2 national parks northern Gulf Coast. Very good state parks in FL. Impossible to get in the southern coastal ones but many great ones north. 85% of the weather was great, 70s to 80 day, 40-50 night. Mostly sunny without high humidity in winter. Generally speaking, too much traffic but not so much around the parks we went too.


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Posted: 04/01/19 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we were told by some that this winter in SW AZ was the coldest since 1993. Don't know if that is true or not but it was colder than the previous 3 years there. Still a lot better than being at home!


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Posted: 04/01/19 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did Florida and did the Thousand Trails/Trails Collection shuffle. I pay about $625/year in Thousand Trails dues.

From 1/1/2019 to 4/1/2019, I stayed within the system all except 12 nights. If I don't use TT any more this year, it makes my nightly rate be about $8/night. However, we will be in the TT/TC system for quite a bit more this summer.

Those 12 extra nights were at a Jellystone campground for a rally and were about $50/night. I paid the same for those 12 nights as I do a year's worth of TT membership dues.

Weather-wise was pretty decent. A handful of cool days- but from pictures, it was still warmer than we saw friends in Arizona experienced.

Getting reservations was a little more challenging and I never did make it down to the Keys like I'd hoped.


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AZ winter was cooler than normal by 10-15 degrees. Sunny skies, lots of wind but better than NW rain/snow/cold. Hoping for more normal temps next winter!

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16th Winter in the Rio Grande Valley, This was probably the second coolist year out of the past 16. We had a very light frost once but not enough to damage our tropical plants except for the banana trees that are very tender,
A good winter, we still love the Valley after 16 winters. Great friendly people both the locals and the Winter Texans. Great flea markets and very low cost of living. Tons of activities and Happy Hours. We are in South Palmview near Bentsen Rio Grande State Park and the World Birding Center. Lots of parks on Bentsen Palm Drive for every budget and we have room for youall, come on down.

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Just remember, no matter how bad it gets in RGV, it's STILL better than home!!

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This was our 16th winter season in Yuma, AZ. Most everyone who has spent a number of winters here also agrees that it was cooler this winter. And I watch the normal temps in the local paper, and almost daily in January and February, the temps were down. But as so many other posters have said "It is better than home" and being from Penciltuckey I definitely agree.

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