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Old 09-15-2010
martyspaulding martyspaulding is offline
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Default Destination ideas ?

We would like to take our bird from Michigan to *somewhere* not horribly far away that we will find temps over 65 or so in February.

We tried this last year, but it was snowing even in Texas so we just opted for Mexico by air and WISHED we had the bird with us. But now the bus is staring at us and we are seeing another winter just around the corner.

Concept: Move it south before the mid-end of October and go visit it in the winter and come get it in April.

No really long trips (Texas or West Coast) fit our schedule from Michigan.

We are late 40's early 50's and a place near nightlife and the beach is still a part of our wish. (No kick to the older folks but we're not ready for the board game circuit just yet).

Anyone know specific towns and campgrounds/resorts we should consider ?

We need the 50A hookups and cell card internet access but are less concerned about other park amenities.

Is there such a thing as a "middle age" park in the mid-south or FL LA ?

Water resources are nice, but we'd be there Feb/Mar so we're not expecting Mexican weather and ocean swimming.

Our main goal is to get the bird south before the snow and be in an active (loud/busy to some viewers) area for a few weeks in the depth of Michigans winter.

Ideas ?
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Marty -

Take a look at Fairhope,, Ft Morgan, Gulf Shores area. Gets a little cold there but not terribly compared to your home.

Good airline access via Mobile, Alabama, nite life, good food, friendly people.
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Default Myrtle Beach SC

Try Myrtle Beach SC.
Good airport lots of good campgrounds with storage areas. Good nightlife even in winter time and close to a lot of other attractions such as Charleston SC ........
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We would like to take our bird from Michigan to *somewhere* not horribly far away that we will find temps over 65 or so in February.

We tried this last year, but it was snowing even in Texas so we just opted for Mexico by air and WISHED we had the bird with us. But now the bus is staring at us and we are seeing another winter just around the corner.

Concept: Move it south before the mid-end of October and go visit it in the winter and come get it in April.

No really long trips (Texas or West Coast) fit our schedule from Michigan.

We are late 40's early 50's and a place near nightlife and the beach is still a part of our wish. (No kick to the older folks but we're not ready for the board game circuit just yet).

Anyone know specific towns and campgrounds/resorts we should consider ?

We need the 50A hookups and cell card internet access but are less concerned about other park amenities.

Is there such a thing as a "middle age" park in the mid-south or FL LA ?

Water resources are nice, but we'd be there Feb/Mar so we're not expecting Mexican weather and ocean swimming.

Our main goal is to get the bird south before the snow and be in an active (loud/busy to some viewers) area for a few weeks in the depth of Michigans winter.

Ideas ?
Marty
Try Central Florida we are at The Great out Doors near Kennedy Space Center. When we bought our BB in Dec. 2007 we found out about TGO by accident, we needed a light bulb, the campground we were staying at told us to go to Eagle’s Pride RV service at TGO. My wife and I loved the place from first sight we inquired about staying there and the office told us that they would allow us a free day stay if we take a tour of the place we accepted. Then we asked them if we can keep the coach in their storage lot they told us that they have a quarterly fee of $125.00, we took them up on the offer and kept the coach there the whole 2007 winter.
The weather is great we are in the mid 60’s for Jan, Feb with many activities in the park. We have 7 BB in the park, the group is very helpful when we need vehicle information.
If you need more information call the welcome Center at TGO phone number is 321-269-5004 they can give you all the information you need. We are former Michigan residents of the greater Detroit area. Please feel free to call me if you additional information (248)935-5390 Cell.
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You really need to get to Central Florida before the temperature will be dependably warm. The panhandle is a great jumping off place to see many things, but it can get cold. Venture Out at Panama City Beach is a high end park with its own beach, but just 1 mile down the road is the St. Andrews State Park. Not sure about hookups at a state park.

As an alternative, if you want a more homey atmosphere, there is Brick Yard Golf Course and RV Park here in Americus. They have a large contingent of "half backs" who tire of the traffic and weather hazards in S Florida and enjoy knowing their neighbors. 3 hours from the Atlantic or gulf beachs. 3 hours from the mountains. Probaby an older crowd, but lots of nice folks. Brick Yard frequently provides entertainment and always has some sort of golf match going.

We had a horrid winter last year with temperatures dipping into the 20's on several occasions, but no one worries too much about snow and frozen pipes.

Good Luck.
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A thought...try the Destin/Panama City Beach region of the Flordia panhandle. With the recent econmic impact of the oil spill still lingering...I bet you could find a deal with a campground operator for a reasonable storage rate and when "in town" a good site & rate.

We have hit this area twice and enjoyed it. There is good food, bars, beach and air service.

Myrtle Beach SC would also be a good bet IMO....but colder.
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Go South young man.

As far South as you can get in the 48 States.

http://www.bluewaterkey.com/
http://bluewaterkey.net/

I will say it's not for the faint of heart or wallet.

KW is just a short drive with lots of night life and great seafood.

If you stay further North in the Panhandle Henderson State Park is the last bit of real FLA. and it's smack dab in the middle of Destin,

" The Redneck Riviera "

Another place that's a sleeper is Holiday Cove RV Resort. Cortez Fla.

http://www.holidaycoverv.com/

At one time I had a deposit down on a lot and a boat slip at HC but my darling wife asked if were buying a permanent lot why did we buy a bus and not a giant 4 slide fifth wheel? I saw her point and backed out, but it's all new and the rates are very reasonable for the area, and with Sarasota a few miles to the South and the Tampa Bay area to the North you won't find much better dinning and night life

And the runner up for us is Cedar Key, but it may be too Old Florida for most visitors.

http://www.cedarkeyrv.com/

A newer and more moder park is a bit further up the road,

http://cedarkeyrvresort.com/

We have been to all of them except the last one.
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The Florida Panhandle is beautiful & everything you like, but the wind blows off of the Gulf and it is cold Jan, Feb.
To stay warm it is best to be at or South of I 4 Florida,
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