Soon-to-be-Snowbird

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by bigcletus, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. bigcletus

    bigcletus Active Member

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    If all goes according to plan, in 5 years I'll be 100% retired (from working for a living at least). As I live in The Great White North I'd like to spend 4 - 5 months in the South. I'd like to avoid Florida..too many Snowbirds and tourists lol. Someone mentioned Southern Texas, the South Padre Island area. Does anyone know what that area is like for biking ?? Crime rate ?
    Is the cost of living lower than FL? Good weather ( Dec - April ) ?

    I would probably buy a mobile home...anyone on this forum have one in that part of the country, who could enlighten me ??

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  2. glyd-n

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    Padre Island is beautiful for riding. In the fall they have the Bikefest and there is also a spring rally. In most cases it is riding weather, but it can get a little nasty, hurricanes, but for the most everything is good. There are many beautiful roads and beaches, hill country and mountains. This is the reason why this is "THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS"! And to take it just a little bit further, Mexico is just right down the road. All that you could ever wish for is here. Great fishing and hunting is also available. Take my word, you'll love it, I know I do. Except for right now, it snowing and raining!:D:D
     
  3. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Those of us from snowbird and tourist infested Florida thank you! :laugh
     
  4. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Congrats on getting close to retirement. I've been retired for almost 2 years now, and it's wonderful.
     
  5. SeanPMorrisroe

    SeanPMorrisroe New Member

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    Congrats on retirement! That is what I plan to do but I got a decade or so to go first. I also agree about staying out of Florida.
     
  6. bigcletus

    bigcletus Active Member

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    As it stands now, southern Texas is the leading contender for the "honor" of my presence lol. I also have another question, especially for the Texans that read this. I live in Canada, and am a Canadian (of course). I'm also a gun-owner here, (8 hand-guns, legal of course), a couple of rifles and shotguns. As a non-US citizen, could I buy and possess a hand-gun in Texas, mostly for home defense ?? I would not be transporting it out the country, or even the state, but would have it secured down south when I'm home in Canada for the summers.
    I will also post this on the "gun locker" forum.

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  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's cross posting and was removed.:newsmile055:
     
  8. bigcletus

    bigcletus Active Member

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    Thanks Glider..sorry...my bad