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Old 04-03-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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The Snowbirds are leaving.... The Snowbirds are leaving! Unseasonably high temps seem to be sending many of 'em on their way a little early.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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The Snowbirds are leaving.... The Snowbirds are leaving! Unseasonably high temps seem to be sending many of 'em on their way a little early.
Not yet. The ice is still on the northern MN lakes. I'll call the dock guys up to load everything in by May 1st. In July, we will get the people from southern states coming up to cool off. If I see any AZ plates, I will do my best to make them feel as unwelcome as possible. I'll be thinking of C-D.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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Everyone should just step back a little, be considerate of our fellow human beings and relax.

What is the big deal if we have to wait a few seconds if someone is blocking the aisle? Are we really in that much of a hurry that small things like that should upset us?

It isn't like we're on the freeway; we're in a store, and people are shopping. If I want to pass someone who is blocking the aisle all I have to do is wait a second and they see me. They smile and say excuse me, and they move over.

Don't sweat the small things. Life is too short. Be polite, relax, and don't get an ulcer.

And by the way, I know of no way to tell if a person in a store is a snowbird. They don't wear signs on their backs; and grey hair and age are not limited to snowbirds. Ask me how I know!!!

Stop walking in the shade. Walk on the sunny side of the street. Smile, and the world will smile with you.
I think this older post says it well.

And a reminder to any of us who travel/spend times in other locales, how do you like to be treated when you are the visitor?
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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We treat the snowbirds well, but have the right to complain about how they drive bad, clog the roads/restaurants/attractions/etc. hahaha Its not like we shun them or treat them like red-headed stepchildren, we just grumble amongst ourselves, thats all.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Not yet. The ice is still on the northern MN lakes. I'll call the dock guys up to load everything in by May 1st. In July, we will get the people from southern states coming up to cool off. If I see any AZ plates, I will do my best to make them feel as unwelcome as possible. I'll be thinking of C-D.
Having been a full time RV'er I've experienced what being a Snowbird is all about (or Aboot depending on where you're from ).

Everywhere I've ever lived people have grumbled about tourists/snowbirds and rarely do they admit that some of the locals can be as bad or worse.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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Everywhere I've ever lived people have grumbled about tourists/snowbirds and rarely do they admit that some of the locals can be as bad or worse.
That's not true. We all know that the bad drivers are from out of state. The lines in the winter have nothing to do with the weather is beautiful and more locals are out and "aboot" (just as the northern state areas restaurant wait times are longer in the summertime than the winter). The problems is obviously the tourists and snowbirds. Once I change my licence plate to AZ, all of a sudden I'm going to be a good driver and welcome addition to the increased congestion; all yearround.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Once I change my licence plate to AZ, all of a sudden I'm going to be a good driver and welcome addition to the increased congestion; all yearround.
Nope! We'll STILL know who you are by the way you drive! C ey? N ey? D ey?
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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Nope! We'll STILL know who you are by the way you drive! C ey? N ey? D ey?
You are a little slow. I'm a Minnesotan (note my username). Minnesota is in the USA. Just in case, New Mexico isn't part of Mexico either.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Fiesta District Mesa, AZ
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Not yet. The ice is still on the northern MN lakes. I'll call the dock guys up to load everything in by May 1st. In July, we will get the people from southern states coming up to cool off. If I see any AZ plates, I will do my best to make them feel as unwelcome as possible. I'll be thinking of C-D.
Hahaha!!! At this point any hate from my end is jealousy. You guys don't have to spend the summer here .
Although I absolutely love cold weather and don't get why so many pay so much to escape it. Hell I was in Flagstaff at 12 degrees in a Tshirt and loving life earlier this year.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:25 AM
 
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Hahaha!!! At this point any hate from my end is jealousy. You guys don't have to spend the summer here .
Although I absolutely love cold weather and don't get why so many pay so much to escape it. Hell I was in Flagstaff at 12 degrees in a Tshirt and loving life earlier this year.
Re: winters. Flagstaff is childs-play (higher elevation, more sun, not bitter cold, and shorter season). Now give northern MN a try though the dead of winter. It starts up late November and hangs on well into March. There is 60% cloud cover, occasional bitter winds, 120" of snow to shovel and drive though, times when the high is minus 5 degrees etc. Apples-oranges.
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