Snowbird flew the coupe

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Something tells me this is not how to be a snowbird? Seems like this bird went the wrong direction.

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Neal, you’re doing it wrong.

I have learned there is a very finite number of locales to enjoy warm weather this time of year. I’d be in FL right now had a health issue not raised its ugly head. Still hoping to get there sometime in Feb.
 
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Hope you get better soon! Yes, there is one way to learn a lesson and that is to get stung. Consider this bird stung! I'm headed for warmer turf next week (hopefully Quartzsite will be warm) and then Casa Grande where I'll be going through therapy for hypothermia and frost bite. My 12 wk old yellow lab for some reason is genetically mutating into a husky with a lab head!
 
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I'll bet that 12-week-old Labusky, Elli, is having a blast in the white stuff! Our two Miniature Schnauzers go bonkers in the snow.

If it is any consolation, we're expecting 3-5 inches of snow on Sunday. Highs next week are forecast to be in the mid-teens and lows in the 6-7 degree range...with NE winds 35-40 mph with gusts to 55. Looks like I may need to use the snowplow...and, arctic parka!

Tucson is looking pretty tempting.

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So, @Neal...where are you? Looks like you may still be in the mountains.

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Flagstaff, AZ - KOA in holding pattern for Quartzsite next week, then two months in Palm Creek to whack the fuzz off fuzzless pickleballs, find heat, train the beast.
 
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Ahhhh, yes.

A timely proverb uttered by an old medicine man of the nomadic Newmar tribe:

"The wise eagle of Arizona soars on the cool breeze of the mountains to the north during summer, and glides peacefully among the Saguaro cactus on the warm winds of winter in the desert to the south."

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The Kayak on the roof adds nice touch :). We choose to spend the winters in the Deep South?
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That damn kayak, I can't even get it stolen! I guess I need to take the next step and put a sign on it "rare, very expensive, one of a kind, please don't steal even though it's not locked."
 
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A little more snow and you could use it for some sledding, no oars required😀
 
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Hope you get better soon! Yes, there is one way to learn a lesson and that is to get stung. Consider this bird stung! I'm headed for warmer turf next week (hopefully Quartzsite will be warm) and then Casa Grande where I'll be going through therapy for hypothermia and frost bite. My 12 wk old yellow lab for some reason is genetically mutating into a husky with a lab head!

The other place to consider for the remainder of the Winter is the low desert between Salton City, CA and Octillo Wells, CA. This is a large BLM area situated between the Anza-Borrego CA State Park and CA86. This time of year the area is populated by thousands of RV's pulling off road machines. The desert floor is very firm in most areas so you will find large class A coaches far from the paved roads. Depending on moisture the desert becomes alive with wild flowers late February, March and early April. Since the area is at or below sea level it tends to be the warmest in the Winter months than Arizona locations.

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Just FYI, I just checked Q weather next Thursday 38 low and 68 high pretty much the same for the following week. Should be much better than Flagstaff. Your puppy will love it.
 
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I cannot wait to thaw out! I checked the forecast today too. I will be so happy to leave the frozen tundra!!!!
 
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7 degrees (F) last night walking the pup at 1 AM. 30 degrees now at Noon. I surrender my keys.
 
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That's what they call "Two dog night". By the looks of it , Your puppy needs a buddy?
 
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@Neal, a bit late to ask........what made you think the Flagstaff area weather would be “nice” the middle of January??
 
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I just needed a holding location after Lake Powell and Grand Canyon before Quartzsite. Always heard Flagstaff was nice so I figured I’d check it out. The inch of snow yesterday was pretty [emoji849]

I should have gone back to Mesa or somewhere in the Phoenix area.
 
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Unless you were planning to train for the Iditarod dog sled race....
 
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