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Old 04-15-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Have most of the Snowbirds left the area yet?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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I've noticed a considerable difference this week in Siesta. I see a lot of families on the beach at the moment, however Siesta Fiesta was very busy yesterday but traffic off the south bridge is flowing again!!!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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They have begun the migration north. Soon all the 1/2 price specials and 2 for 1s will begin at the restaurants again!! :-) Here in PGI the traffic is never bad, so it never bothered me. But, a chance to double up on my Yeunglings - Gotta Love That!! :-)
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Florida
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About 1/2 have migrated north...balance should fly the coop by mid May.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I've noticed a considerable difference this week in Siesta. I see a lot of families on the beach at the moment, however Siesta Fiesta was very busy yesterday but traffic off the south bridge is flowing again!!!
HUGE difference! You can actually drive on Stickney Point Road again!
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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I've noticed a pretty big difference but there are still a lot of folks here. Can't say as I blame them, it's too pretty to go anywhere else!
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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You really want to know?

Visit a golf course.

"Hi, this is Dave. I was wondering if I could get a time for--"

"Oh sure. Wide open. Just come out."

Sweeeeeeeeeet.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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I'm leaving the day before the Love Bugs arrive
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm leaving the day before the Love Bugs arrive
Smart person. Those bugs are nasty! We have them terribly in Georgia--at Valdosta. Thanks Univ. of FL for that wonderful research!
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Smart person. Those bugs are nasty! We have them terribly in Georgia--at Valdosta. Thanks Univ. of FL for that wonderful research!
The UF connection is myth. Love Bugs naturally migrated up through Mexico. The Africanized bees are a research blunder though. A geneticist was doing research in Brazil (1950s) using African bees...and oops. I heard that 80% of the wild bees in Sarasota County are mixed with Africanized bees. We had a wild hive in our yard. One stung someone and then others quickly followed. Needless to say, we had to have them exterminated.
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