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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snow Birds Gather

As the Holidays wind down the Snow Birds gather.

Here they come!  Diesel pushers, gasoline powered motorhomes, 5th wheels, toy haulers and travel trailers are rolling in like there’s no tomorrow. 

Most likely because for some of these folks, they know they’re on the down side of their tomorrows so they’re not wasting ANY time.  They have places to go, things to see and do before the warranties expire on their lifetimes.

As a wet-behind-the-ears full-time RV’er newbie I can’t help but marvel at these “old timers” in their 21st century covered wagons with trailers, cars, pickups, vans, quads, scooters, motorcycles and side by sides in tow. 

Of course 99.9% of them have at least one dog.

I watched a white-haired little ol’ lady back a massive 5th wheel into a space that is hardly big enough to accommodate her house on wheels plus the pick up that tows it while her male companion (perhaps hubby, perhaps not) looked on. 
She’s my new hero!  ;-)

Occasionally there is a solo traveler. 

More times than not, they come in teams. 
Partners in adventure well versed in the ebb and flow of the gypsy lifestyle. 
One drives, the other directs.
Each knowing what roles they and their partner are responsible for and seamlessly performing those duties like a well-oiled perfectly timed machine. 

If politicians were as skilled in the synchronized way snowbirds fly together the world would be a much better place.

Best of all…
They all wave in passing

They all have a “hello” to share and a story or two or three or four… 

They all share the same belief that life’s short but adventures are plentiful and there’s no time like the present to experience as many as you can get to!

Happy Trails!

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