I'm glad the Thanksgiving holidays almost over because there is a lot more traffic around than normal. Things were busier, and there were definitely a lot more ATVs running around. The ATVs stir up a lot of dust as their driving around and I probably need to get up on top of the Arctic Fox and clean my solar panels, or I could wait for the wind to blow it off. Let me think about that, which one of those things would require the least effort on my part? Hmmm.
The weather here is still holding up nicely with 50s at night and 70s in the daytime. Bright blue cloudless skies and sunny days are the norm. Which is one of the reasons these areas of the West attract so many full timers. It's almost as if the desert Southwest was designed with RVers in mind. And the fact that these areas attract so many RVers means that a lot of the local businesses cater to RVers.
I know a lot of people don't like the looks of the desert since there's very few trees, and cactus aren't as friendly looking as a tree. The place looks kind of barren and desolate, which it is. And there's never been much to attract a normal human being, other than gold and silver, to live in the deserts of the West.
But RVers aren't normal people, I can personally attest to that, we're mobile. And being mobile allows us to live wherever we wish, which explains the ubiquitous T-shirts that say "Home Is Where I Park It" but most of us full timers don't move just for the sake of moving, we move for various reasons and the predominant reason is the weather.
No one place in the continental United States has great weather all year long, but there are places that have great weather for part of the year. It's no trick to find a place that has pretty good weather in the summer, but the winters a problem. There's not many places in America where it stays relatively comfortable in January and February. I'm sure there are others but for the most part, South Florida, South Texas, and the desert Southwest, give you your best shot at a comfortable winter.
Since this post is getting a little long, and I have more to say on the subject, I will finish my thoughts tomorrow about the pros and cons of each of those three popular winter RVing areas.