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Old 02-20-2021, 03:38 PM   #1
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Snowbirds !!

As a non-retired snowbird my observations so far down in Florida, in several places. If you are planning on non-retired full timing in an RV these are the people you will encounter down in Fla while Rving:

1. cranky old people
2. really cranky old people
3 really cranky rude old people
4 younger, non-retired weird people such as
4a. off gridders that are recluse for what ever reason... lock your doors
4b flat earther home schooling families who's kids are dumb as a bucket of rocks.
4c middle aged women wearing hemp clothes and a Namaste sticker on a toyota prius car camping.
5. rich 500K class A jerks... no pun intended (they like nobody)
6. next tier is the "my rig and TV is bigger then yours"

It's all pretty hilarious the people you meet.... of course you will come across some really nice people too. but snowbirding is not what you will imagine if you are under 50.
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Old 02-20-2021, 03:55 PM   #2
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As a non-retired snowbird my observations so far down in Florida, in several places. If you are planning on non-retired full timing in an RV these are the people you will encounter down in Fla while Rving:

1. cranky old people
2. really cranky old people
3 really cranky rude old people
4 younger, non-retired weird people such as
4a. off gridders that are recluse for what ever reason... lock your doors
4b flat earther home schooling families who's kids are dumb as a bucket of rocks.
4c middle aged women wearing hemp clothes and a Namaste sticker on a toyota prius car camping.
5. rich 500K class A jerks... no pun intended (they like nobody)
6. next tier is the "my rig and TV is bigger then yours"

It's all pretty hilarious the people you meet.... of course you will come across some really nice people too. but snowbirding is not what you will imagine if you are under 50.
If you look around and everyone you meet is a jerk ...the jerks may not be the problem....you seem to have a problem with people older than you ...sorry for whatever caused you so much anger ... be nice ..life is short..you will be surprised at how much your outlook will change

And be happy you were in Florida. A lot of people have been freezing

By the way. What area are you staying?? Cause I’m heading that way and don’t want to get caught up in all that negativity lol
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:04 PM   #3
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Or......maybe it's just you???

Sitting here this evening out of the RVs surrounding me I've got (I'll pick 10; 5 up my side and 5 up the other) a mix of folks. Some are over 50 and some are not. 2 motor homes sitting across from me have a total of 5 people in them ALL in their late 20s/early 30s (maybe). What they are doing here I've not figured out. Up 2 trailers are a man and his wife with 2 large dogs. Next to them is a young couple with a teenager and a pregnant lady (all under 50)....and the "old" folks you allude to.

Guess it's funny but we all laugh, visit, talk about "stuff" and our puppies etc. This includes the "old" folks. A pretty happy friendly place, and that has been mirrored in virtually every RV park I've stayed in whether FL or not. Now some, like myself, do not run out and want to play games, have party nights etc. A semi recluse you might say. And, I can be extremely grumpy....but why?

90% of the time it is those "below 50" folks that wheel in, act like they're in Key West, loud, kids/animals run loose, take their ATVs/golf carts and blast across your lot etc. etc. etc. "Those" folks have no idea about being in an RV park, courtesy, minding their business or just IMO, "knowing their place". When "those" folks arrive and start "doing their thing" yep those "old grumpy" people will probably start showing up, maybe even acting a little "uppity" until folks get a grip.

Like I said, quiet, nice, courteous folks...young or old have never been a problem nor has anyone given them a problem that I've seen.
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Only issue we had spending all August in 1 RV park in Colorado was with a younger couple, maybe 40's. I guess he fancied himself a music composer. He would put an electric piano on his picnic table and play 3 chords, then 4, then...over and over. Then I said something to him.
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:23 PM   #5
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Yes I Googled "Namaste" .
Your turn.
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Yes I Googled "Namaste" .
Your turn.
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:34 PM   #7
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Well, having travelled the world for 70+ years and being from a different part of Michigan than the OP, I'd have to disagree with his assessment... (you can drop the last 7 letters if you want)....

There are two types of people:

1. Those who look for the best in other people (and usually find it)

2. Those who look for the worst in other people (and always find it)

It's often not very difficult to determine what type a person is by what they look for.... Might even work with this assessment (again, the "rules of seven" might apply)....
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:37 PM   #8
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I donít know.. Iím 54.. I always respected anyone older then me unless they gave me reason otherwise..Iíve always looked up to people older and more successful then me whether itís monetary or quality of life that makes them wealthy.
Iíve sought advice and listened to stories and learned A LOT from these people Iíve been fortunate to meet and be friends with..Iím not always happy and cheerful and I can be rude more times then I like to admit ...but I always bounce back and admit when Iím wrong and wake up everyday trying to hit one out of the park.
It really seems like the younger generation these days are growing to resent the older instead of trying to learn from them... I hope something changes for the better of everyone.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:03 PM   #9
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As a non-retired snowbird my observations so far down in Florida, in several places. If you are planning on non-retired full timing in an RV these are the people you will encounter down in Fla while Rving:

1. cranky old people
2. really cranky old people
3 really cranky rude old people
4 younger, non-retired weird people such as
4a. off gridders that are recluse for what ever reason... lock your doors
4b flat earther home schooling families who's kids are dumb as a bucket of rocks.
4c middle aged women wearing hemp clothes and a Namaste sticker on a toyota prius car camping.
5. rich 500K class A jerks... no pun intended (they like nobody)
6. next tier is the "my rig and TV is bigger then yours"

It's all pretty hilarious the people you meet.... of course you will come across some really nice people too. but snowbirding is not what you will imagine if you are under 50.

WOW!
Snowbirding near you would a total buzz kill!!
What a horrible attitude!
Glad I'm in Arizona if you're in Florida!
We've been coast to coast border to border several times & 99.9% of the time we've been surrounded by great folks, several of which we are still in contact with, especially in rv parks/resorts.
Now in local/state/national parks is a totally different crowd, most with a younger seemingly entitled crowd with the attitude the campground is theirs during their stay. Kids/dogs screaming/barking running everywhere with no respect for anyone else in the place. This is when the grumpy old man in me appears & I don't mind informing those folks of campground etiquette. If my advice doesn't affect them the park host or ranger usually gets their attention. Some have been required to leave, to which I get one finger waves as they drive away.
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[QUOTE=travelin texans;435240]WOW!
Snowbirding near you would a total buzz kill!!
What a horrible attitude!
Glad I'm in Arizona if you're in Florida!
We've been coast to coast border to border several times & 99.9% of the time we've been surrounded by great folks, several of which we are still in contact with, especially in rv parks/resorts.
Now in local/state/national parks is a totally different crowd, most with a younger seemingly entitled crowd with the attitude the campground is theirs during their stay. Kids/dogs screaming/barking running everywhere with no respect for anyone else in the place. This is when the grumpy old man in me appears & I don't mind informing those folks of campground etiquette. If my advice doesn't affect them the park host or ranger usually gets their attention. Some have been required to leave, to which I get one finger waves as they drive away.[/QUOTE]


^^^^The nice, "grumpy old man" in me has had people removed, people voluntarily leave etc. when they just can't comprehend decency.
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Some people just don't have much decency in them.
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4b flat earther home schooling families who's kids are dumb as a bucket of rocks.

I'm more a "smart as a bucket of rocks" kinda guy
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Drew, I believe the two most irritating things about being in Florida for 6 months is first of all your #4 and second of all, yeah, you guessed it, again your #4.
My unsolicited advice to you is to have just a small attitude change, feel happy for the guy/gal with the Prevost (Remember, they probably stayed in school) and have a soft spot in your heart for the woman with the Prius.
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I’m east of Tampa gated 55 + housing project from morning to dusk golf carts being driven by folks way into there 80s. It’s social gathering in front of my corner winter home this community is 95 percent michiganders they are very thankful to have there swimming pool, rec center and pool hall. It’s what is is and very good way of life with most every one flying America flag . I have found if your bored in Florida it’s your fault. I have no rv issues this year with it parked in the poll barn but it’s ready to hit the road in June for Arizona white mountains motorcycle rally.
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I'm guessing you do your part to prevent campground overcrowding, OP. Thanks.
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I'm guessing you do your part to prevent campground overcrowding, OP. Thanks.
Really I can care less and there are no shortages of rv parks that I have seen in Florida. The Michiganders here in 55 plus area are snow birds and most have rv or have had. The bad attitude are from others guessing or assuming A person thinking .
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Be yourself

Thank God we live in a country where we can move & travel about freely. Our rights guarantee youíre free to be an arsehole or grumpy.
I find those folks usually stay to themselves other than some annoying habits. I comment my displeasure if itís extreme then let it go or move on if too extreme.
Most everywhere RVíers are friendly, helpful and a new friend made. If you want privacy we all socially distance anyway.
But life is gonna be full of arseholes and misfits along the way. Iím sorry if you came to the RV life expecting to be free of weird or bad attitudes and that you left downtown expecting utopia.

Remember we all came to celebrate our freedom and somewhere at sometime thereís someone that disagrees or thinks each of us is wrong.

I may not like or enjoy but I do recognize we each have the freedom to be happy, cordial, grumpy or an arsehole.
If I donít like someplace I move on.
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As a full-time resident of Florida. I can only say this. Around here we say that Santa brings us the snowbirds and the Easter bunny takes them away. In regard to the op Easter can't come soon enough.
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That's because there's a lack of us Canadian to balance things out.
Just one more winter to endure and my wife and I will be joining the snowbirds if the border opens by the end of 2022.
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