Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: January snowbird

  1. #1
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,585
    I'm thinking of going somewhere to escape the cold January here in the midwest. We both just retired and are looking for someplace different. Any suggestions?? :-D

  2. #2
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,958
    I say this same thing every winter. I'm not retired yet so here I stay. I hope you find somewhere warm.

  3. #3
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,585
    Where in sw Iowa? I'm from Earlham up on I80

  4. #4
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,024
    Blog Entries
    1
    Carolina Beach, NC. Never super crowded. Good rates on rentals. Goregous place. Near Wilmington if you need some bigger town activities. Warm, but not hot.

  5. #5
    Senior Member adriansmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Posts
    356
    Howdy from Council Bluffs!! Go to Texas...lots of space if you don't mind the heat/humidity.

  6. #6
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    My dream would be to spend a winter staying a few days here, a week there...going from one warm region to another, then deciding where to snowbird to each year :D :D :D

  7. #7
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    I would head down to the gulf of Alabama!!!

  8. #8
    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    2,263
    There are different kinds of warmth, and different kinds of places.

    If you want a nice, dry warmth, Arizona is wonderful. There are bargains to be had if you want to buy a condo. I like Tucson, which has a laid-back image. Lots of snowbird communities there. Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix, is very upscale. Sedona is very New Agey.

    If you like 70 degrees and oceans, then maybe San Diego. Of course, California has a huge variety of warm, sunny places to choose from.

    If you're okay with humidity, then Florida may be your mecca. It has all kinds of snowbird areas, from trailer parks to high rise apartment buildings. If you want a metro area, consider Miami.

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    4,638
    You could come see me in Arkansas. We have the wood burning and the coffee on. Its about 40 right now. Not too cold. :thumbup:

  10. #10
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,585
    This site is the best! We will be traveling with my brother and his wife so wherever we end up will be great. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Now to decide............... :D :D

  11. #11
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,958
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Where in sw Iowa? I'm from Earlham up on I80
    I'm down I80 in Council Bluffs. Just across the river from Omaha.

  12. #12
    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    Posts
    5,911
    We're headed to Arizona.....but so far, it's no warmer than our home!!!!! We're in southern California and have been "RV" bound for 2 days because of wind!!! We'd move on, but the winds are too strong AND Arizona is getting the same cold front!

  13. #13
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,585
    It may be one of those winters, maybe we should stay at home with our new furnace and my quilts!!

  14. #14
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    3,192
    How cold does Iowa get where you live? Snow? Wind? Temps? I lived in Wyoming for 30 years, so I think southern utah is the BEST! Maybe a little snow 2 or 3 times for just a few hours, freezing sometimes, but usually sunny. AND it's Not crowded here!

  15. #15
    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    4,851
    Aw, come to Flor-id-duh!
    We need your money. And there are great bargains this year because tourism is down so much. We may not have culture, but we've got palm trees!

  16. #16
    Super Member bebe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    3,068
    Come to Texas and then we can visit and quilt together.

    There are RV parks everywhere :thumbup:

  17. #17
    Senior Member jamh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    cordele ga
    Posts
    614
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Carolina Beach, NC. Never super crowded. Good rates on rentals. Goregous place. Near Wilmington if you need some bigger town activities. Warm, but not hot.
    this is an awsome place! My x-husband was in the Marines, Jacksonville N.C. It was wonderful i always wanted to move back there but to many memories!!!

  18. #18
    Nzm
    Nzm is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Snowbird MN & AZ
    Posts
    102
    Blog Entries
    1
    We are in Sunbird, Arizona [in Chandler] they have rentals here, but we own a home and are Snowbirds from MN. There are a lot of communities in the PHX area that also have quilt groups that meet. Think about checking that out.

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,413
    Certainly not here, -9 right now(8:40 a.m.)LOL

  20. #20
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    8,156
    How far are you willing to travel? It is always temperate in Hawaii, but not everyone can afford to go. Certainly not me. I cannot even afford Tulsa. (128 miles) :-D

  21. #21
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,585
    It really varies as far as temp and cold and snow. Today and tomorrow is shaping up to be the blizzard of the decade here!! Up to 15 inches of snow expected here in central Iowa with 35-50 mph winds expected tomorrow! I'm thinking that we retired just in time. (this summer!)

    Of course that is the exception. Usually, we get a snow every 2 weeks or so and temps in the 15-40 degree range, mostly 20s.

    Happy Holidays.

  22. #22
    Super Member bebe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    3,068
    It has been really cold lately. Good heat!!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.