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stickdog

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

joebedford wrote:

That's funny - I find Florida drivers to be among the worst I've seen in North America.


You are absolutely right. And where did they come from?? Yup, you guessed it.

Only about 35% of Floridians are native Floridians. About 1.6 million 'Floridians' were born in New York (that's about 8% of Florida's total population) . . . helps explain a large part of the problem [emoticon]


If they're from NYC they may got their first DL in the sunshine state.


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stickdog wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

joebedford wrote:

That's funny - I find Florida drivers to be among the worst I've seen in North America.


You are absolutely right. And where did they come from?? Yup, you guessed it.

Only about 35% of Floridians are native Floridians. About 1.6 million 'Floridians' were born in New York (that's about 8% of Florida's total population) . . . helps explain a large part of the problem [emoticon]


If they're from NYC they may got their first DL in the sunshine state.


That's entirely possible . . . a bit scary, but possible.


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The RV parks in Arizona are full of out of state license plates this time of year.
Arizona is a really bad state to spend any time in. All these snow birds should realize this and spend their winters in TX or FL - much nicer in those states. [emoticon]


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I think they all moved to this Facebook group: Snowbirds / AKA Winter Texans Rio Grande Valley Texas. 57 posts today and 716 the past 28 days.

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For sure they all didn't go to the Rio Grande Valley.
100,000 moved to AZ in the past year alone. Add in Snowbirds and traffic is a nightmare.

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Yes


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They're here in Brownsville, TX


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Forget the RV Parks in AZ for a moment. TThere are a LOT of RV's not staying in parks at all, or just occasionally.

The free to almost free land in AZ holds a LOT of RV'ers, of all types.
You can slip across the border to Whackyfornia and get the same deal.

Some BLM land is free, some you pay $40 for a 14 day stay, the best bargains are 7 months for $180.

Under a $1 bill a day is very attractive to a lot of folks. Depending on the location, it may include free trash dump, free tank dumping, and fresh water.

The Quartzite to Yuma contains a LOT of this.

* This post was edited 01/18/23 01:08am by OkieGene *

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As a fulltimer I usually head south with the snowbirds. This winter I am snowbirding in place in Delaware due to family medical issues.


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OkieGene, Arizona only has so much water available and all the snowbirds really out a strain on the resource.
It is estimated the the snowbird population around the Quartzsite area alone is in the 500,000 range. Mesa's population swells in the winter, causing waiting lines at restaurants to go out the door (summers, it's walk in and have a seat). So the year round population gets a little tired of the birds.
"So many snowbirds, so little room in the freezer." is heard often among the year round population.

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