After short stays in Tampa and Siesta Key, we arrived at Fort Myers Beach towards the end of December. Our home for the next 4 months is San Carlos RV Resort. The owners have made several improvements (new managers, paving, faster wi-fi, new picnic tables, new boat ramp, and new laundry machines) and the place looks great. It’s also been nice to reconnect with our winter friends again.
It’s been easy to get settled on our site and start living like snowbirds again. We started playing in the weekly RV park cornhole tournament and visiting our favorite eateries. This year, we’ve joined the local Bay Oaks Recreation Center down on the beach. Anne wants to keep up with her aerobics routines and I just got into playing pickleball. A seasonal membership was just $20 for each of us.
So far the weather has been warm. I’ve been riding my bike over to the beach at least 2-3 times per week. The first time pedaling over the big Sky Bridge was a bit daunting but my 62-year-old geezer lungs and gams still have the power to get me up and over. Having a bike with 21 gears also helps.
So, what does my snowbird lifestyle look like? Well, here’s some pictures to show what a week of my snowbird lifestyle looks like.
So that’s what a typical week looks like. All this stuff is within walking distance or a short bike ride from the RV park. That’s one the great things about our RV park location. There’s lots to do that’s nearby.
And yes, for this retiree, much of my snowbird time is playtime. It’s also highly social with lots of interaction with my fellow geezer class of snowbirds. It’s one of the things I like about being a stationary snowbird for part of the year.
When I’m home or traveling, much of my time is spent in solitary pursuits. I like doing things on my own, but after a few months of doing things solo, I get anxious for more social interactions. My snowbird time is a perfect remedy. I get to make new friends and enjoy all the people interactions for a few months. Then, when I’ve had my fill, I look forward to a less busy time when can go back doing solitary pursuits.
Being a part-time RVer lets me live these different lifestyles and it works just fine for me.
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