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Despite the crazy weather across the United States, the Snowbirds (mostly Seasonal RVers) are flocking back to the northern regions. It has made for an interesting week here. Snowbirds have been packing up and heading out.

We have decided to stay in Texas a couple weeks longer, not too eager to get into any odd weather or worse, the colds and flu bugs that usually follow!  So we have been watching our neighbors come and go the past several days.

One pair of Snowbirds had a bad winter (health-wise) and needed some help loading up their tows (motorcycle and car) on a trailer. That itself turned into quite an ordeal. The fellow that loaded the motorcycle stalled it on the ramp and almost dumped it. Fortunately another loader came to his rescue. Then they moved the trailer onto an empty site until they could finish loading. And wouldn’t you know it… here comes a Camper! Since no one else was around who could move it, the new Camper had to unhook his rig and drop it right on the road while moving the trailer to yet another empty site. When it was finally time for the Snowbirds to load their vehicle onto the trailer, they had problems hitching it and getting the lights to work! And that’s just one of the things that have went on this week.

Never a dull moment, especially when the Snowbirds start to flock! 😉

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This is the first time we’ve been Winter Texans and we had no idea about what happens in March and April. Our Full-Timing friends neglected to tell us about all the excitement!

Some Winter Texans (also known as seasonal RVers or “snowbirds”) begin to move to their favorite campgrounds and resorts further north. They spend a couple weeks to a month or more at these campgrounds before heading for their summer destination.

Why? Reasons vary from the folks we’ve talked to, but most like to break up the long drive through Texas and visit with other Seasonals before they move on. We met  two couples from Kansas that stay in the same RV resort in the summer and drive down to Texas together in the winter. However, one couple stays in Brownsville, while the other couple spends the winter travelling the state visiting friends and family. They actually meet at this campground and stay for a couple weeks before heading back to Kansas together.

Traffic jam in the campground!

Traffic jam in the campground!

The park where we are staying (before leaving Texas ourselves) is filling up rather quickly with Seasonals waiting to leave for their summer destination. It’s been rather chaotic with old friends reuniting and new ones being made.

Now it’s Spring Break! With travellers having problems returning from Mexico and the way the economy is, many families have decided to vacation closer to home. And for most, that means heading to their favorite campground or RV resort!

Three rigs backing into sites at once.

Three rigs backing into sites at once.

The past week has been one of the busiest I’ve ever seen any campground! It is non-stop activity of campers coming in and out. At one point, I saw three rigs come in and have three sites directly beside each other. Since there was a line of traffic waiting, all three rigs began to back into their sites at the same time! It was rather exciting to watch, as there were several obstacles for each rig, as well as watching for the others backing.

So there has been plenty of excitement here as an influx of Winter Texans meet-up with Spring Breakers! 😉

 

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