January Campsite

January Campsite

We’re in our usual desert RV park visiting the kids and grandson. As you can see from the photo, the campground is nearly full. There are a few sites here and there that are empty. Many of the license plates on the RVs are from colder states whose occupants are obviously here to escape winter. A.K.A “Snowbirds.”

I met one of the neighbors who hails from Spokane; he and his wife will be camped here until March. He mentioned that back home there is eighteen inches of snow on the ground. I cannot blame those northerners who are able to escape the winter weather for heading south during the winter.

Damsel and I look at the license plates at home in Wickenburg too, since our town is a very popular place for snowbirds and rodeo participants. Thursday last, we counted a dozen or more from places like Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and even a couple from Alaska.

While Damsel and I are bundled up against our “winter” conditions (highs in the 50’s), some of those guys show up at the store in shorts and T shirts. I guess coldness is a relative thing.

2 Responses to “January Campsite”

  1. drjim says:

    Yep, “coldness” is a relative thing.

    When I was a young ‘un back in Illinois, we had a warm spell in March one year where the temps went up into the 60’s. All us kids were stripping off our jackets and sweaters on the way home from school.

    When I was almost home, I noticed some people at a neighbors house who were all bundled up, and complaining how “cold” it was.

    I learned later that they were from Arizona, and had just come from 85* weather.

  2. Cap'n Bob says:

    We’re still clothed for the cooler desert weather although we saw some folks here in the campground wearing shorts and tee shirts. The license plates on their RVs are from places like Montana, Alberta, Washington and they seem perfectly comfortable in the “warm” desert.