for Full-timers to Winter
Posted by Maure Hurt on April 04, 1999 at 21:16:05:
Some folks may want
to consider Hemet, Califonia. Hemet (alt. 1,500 ft.) is
outside the smog belt
that envelopes Los Angeles. There are several parks there
that have spectacular
views of Mt. San Jacinto (11,000 ft.). Palm Springs is on
the other side of
the mountain, but Hemet does not have the prices of PS.
There are several
golf courses that have reasonable rates for seniors during the
week. One side note,
Fleetwood has a plant that builds Aljos and Nomads.
There is freshwater
trout fishing in the mountains at Lake Hemet in the Spring
and a new reservoir
is going in that will have fishing very close to Hemet. Lake
Perris has had record
bass caught (20 mi. from Hemet). San Diego is about 90
miles down the freeway
for saltwater fishing ranging from 1/2 day trips to those
that go out for 16
days or more!
Posted by Ed Richmond on March 06, 1999 at 08:50:38:
Thanks Steve and Norm
for sharing on this topic. I think it is a good and
I am surprised that there have not been more entries for this
one. I am just about
to start fulltiming this summer, so I have no experience to
share. I hope others
will share their favorite places for us newbees, however.
In Reply to: Thanks posted by Ed Richmond on March 06, 1999 at 08:50:38:
Me, too, Ed! I checked
in today hoping that I'd find some great places for us to
visit when we begin
our full timing. Well, let's keep hoping! I do have to keep
reminding myself that
full timers don't have daily access to the Internet like we
Posted by Steve Shaff on March 03, 1999 at 22:17:22:
We've been fulltiming
for about one year. We decided to try South Texas
(Pharr) for our first
winter. We love it. Nice weather. Nice people. Good rates.
There is a little
wind, but the rest seems to outweigh that little anoyance. We
might try other locations,
but have talked to people in our park that have
moved, but they come
back. Any comments from others?
In Reply to: Winter Nesting posted by Steve Shaff on March 03, 1999
We will be full timing
very soon. Don't have a clue about rates? Are you a
member of any particular
club, if so do you recommend it. Curious about the
okay rates you mentioned.
Would you mind sharing that info. Thanks, from one
newbee to another
We plan to travel for about a year to see if we like it. I
believe we will, would
like to share ideas and info with other RVers who are
We have been wintering in St. Augustine, FL for each of the three winters
we began full-timing.
Our home had been in Jacksonville, so we have ties to
and friends in the area. The area offers everything we enjoy;
and restaurants. Perhaps most important, you can't beat
the weather here in
the winter. Forget Florida in the Summer, but the winters
are great; just check
your weather map!