Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Ford 222, May 5, 2019.

  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    They look more like 1960s motel rooms. Trying to look fancy smancy.
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  2. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    We discovered the Venice area when my parents built a house and retired here in 1965. Never had any idea we would end up where we are. I would get frustrated when we came to visit with the traffic, jammed restaurants, etc., and said there were three things I would never do:
    1 - retire in Florida
    2- live in an over 55 community
    3- live in a manufactured home.

    And the irony is, we like it here, find plenty to keep us occupied, and get involved in community activities and the community proper. It is small by comparison but we own our property, a reasonably sized lot compared to most places and the entire community consists of 364 dwellings and by next month, residents will have dwindled to about 35% full time residents.
    I do miss the seasons in northwest New Jersey. The open fields, dairy cattle and smell of the farms. Those are things that are subtle but surprising how they mean so much.
    If we're still considered "snowbirds", I can live with that. :)
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  3. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep, it's a lifelong affliction bud. :D
  4. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    That's interesting as everyone I have know who is a native Floridian defines a snowbird as someone who spend 1/2 the year up north, i.e., the warmer months up north and then travels down to FLA when the weather turns cool. Yes, they cause greater traffic issues and all the other fun stuff you've thrown out but they ain't at fault for it. They were invited down by the good people that run the state in Tallahassee.
  5. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I wish we had shut the gate around 1975. :booya::cool:
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  6. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. And most of'em make excuses for their crappy behavior. Blame it on other factors.
  7. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I like Naples a lot.

    Thinking about towing my Century down there. For the fishin’ ...

    I promise not to butt into lines and complain about everything. Also a generous tipper.

    Oh, and cash. Will bring that ... keep Florida green, so to speak.
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  8. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Damn tootin, the kind of snowbirds we like. Just regular folks. :booya:
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  9. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

  10. gone

    gone Team Owner

    Yeah, I'm aware of snowbirds. Didn't get called that because I was in FL during August and September.
    I got the impression that the guy who called me a "Northerner" was a northern transplant himself, but one who had been down there long enough to consider himself a FL native now. Anyway, thought it was a hoot.
  11. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Come on Down to Myrte Beach, its closer and cheaper and you can still catch your limit.
  12. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    We have snowbirds here in Arizona, they flee before the first 100 degree day and are not seen again until the temps fall below 90 or so.

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