What is the opposite of a snow-bird, and where do they go?

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    I tell people I bought the nearest house to San Diego that I could afford with an ocean view. I'm on the central Oregon Coast.
     
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    Gold Canyon, which is about as far southeast as you can go and still be in the Valley of the Sun-- the road uphill to Globe starts just four miles south of me.

    We were fulltime RV'er's when I first retired from ORD, so wintered here for a few years. I bought a Buick and practiced driving slowly in the left lane of the freeway with the turn signal on, so was eventually rewarded with my snowbird (sunbird?) wings. Unfortunately, they took them away when we bought a house and started living here fulltime...
     
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    I built in Ohio for numerous years. Cleveland area, Columbus area, Canton, Zanesville, Steubenville, etc. I loved the summers up there, especially as compared to Missouri. A bit cooler and a lot less humidity.

    I second the vote for La Jolla. I had a condo out there for over 20 years (was the PM on the Embassy Suites in the mid-80's...bought it then). Loved the SD area. Loved it more when there was still huge amounts of open space 'twist it and LA. Anymore there's not, except for Pendleton. Lots and lots of humanoids.
     
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    Maine mostly tolerable all summer.
     
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    I would be the opposite of a snow bird.

    Grew up in the Phoenix area. Went to college in Maine. Spent the winters freezing my arse off and summers indoors with air conditioning.
     
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    It's an even shorter flight. Just saying... :D
     
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    And who's state bird is the mosquito.

    And yes. I saw what you did there.
     
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    I’m a true snowbird. Three months every winter skiing in Steamboat Springs.

    Used to go to Michigan UP, Keweenaw County when I was in high school and college. Stayed with a bunch of buddies in old copper miner barracks. Great place to escape the summer heat and freeze your n**** off in Lake Superior.

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    Lots of people moving into the Boise area. Boise has often been listed as the fastest growing city in the west and certainly is booming. Employment is decent- lots of software and hardware developers and companies. Agriculture is still big in Boise with JR Simplot and other large agri companies. Lots to do there for outside activities - snow skiing in the winter, fishing in the summer, trail riding, hiking, just a ton of stuff. BSU ( or from where I come from BJC) football is pretty good and their men’s basketball program is picking up. They also have a significant Basque population and have one of the best Basque festivals outside of the Basque region you can find. Not to be missed. They have class A baseball in the summer. Cost of living is getting on up there and of course, you have a lot of migration from California which isn’t welcomed. Like most western states, Idaho is really two states with 2 very different cultures. Most folks in the north believe Idaho ends just south of McCall and the rest of that stuff is simply Northern Utah. Same with Washington (Cascade Curtin divides western and eastern Washington) and Oregon.
     
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    Yep. We're bound for NH in < 4 years. Even summers in MD are intolerable to us anymore (among many other intolerable things!) :rolleyes:
     
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    Northern MN. Lakes, woods, peace and quiet.

    Was a nice 56 degrees here this morning and highs in the mid-60s.

    Just watch out for the mosquitoes...

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    Just because your mosquitoes are the size of Bald Eagles doesn't make them Bald Eagles... even if the mosquito is your state bird.
     
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    And have "N numbers" stenciled on the side. One of the reasons I stopped discussions with a head hunter a number of years ago who had a great job for me, if I was willing to move to Wisconsin. Super cold winters didn't help, either. :D
     
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    They don’t have super cold winters in Wisconsin. Some years the snow is gone by July 1st!
     
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    We had snow here this winter, it was a Wednesday. Er, actually I guess there was a Saturday too.
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    Hope you had stocked up on milk, bread, and bottled water!
     
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    We had snow here too.

    Dec 22, 1989. We had a Trace of Snow.
    But if I remember right, I still cooked steaks on the grill outside.
     
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    My cousins are from Panama City, FL...the first time they saw snow was about 4” in our grandparents’ yard in MN. We borrowed boots, hats, & mittens from the neighbors for them. By the time they left, every flake of snow in the yard had been made into snowmen. :D
     
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    The opposite of a Snowbird would be a demonstration team from Fuerza Aérea Mexicana, but I don't think they have one.
     
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    But just to watch the leaves change. Then they go someplace warm.
     
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    The whole point of the thread is to go somewhere that is NOT warm. I get enough of that in Florida.

    I'm still considering Tom D's suggestion of Alaska. Even if their mosquitoes are bigger and thicker than I saw in North Carolina.
     
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    Ditto what was already mentioned. In AZ we call the SunBirds
     
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    Didn't Samuel Clemens say the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco?

    You might try Flagstaff, AZ. It's at a fairly high elevation, so a lot cooler than Phoenix, etc. For year round moderate temps, I like Prescott, though I've never been there (except maybe drove thru there, but why is a whole nuther thread).