Flight of the Snowbird

Saw a flock of birds heading south the other day.. alas I think that winter is closing in on us here in Kansas City. After Ann's chemo in December we are considering the flight of the snow bird. According to the wiki:

The term Snowbird is used to describe people from the Northeast, Midwestern United States, or Canada who spend a large portion of winter in warmer locales such as California, Arizona, Florida, The Carolinas, or elsewhere along the Sunbelt region of the southern and southwest United States, areas of the Caribbean, and even as far away as Australia and New Zealand.
I would be interested in any snowbird destinations that you have enjoyed.. especially ones that you might deem within driving distance from the midwest and ones that might be wheelchair accessible. And while you are pondering I suggest that you listen to Elvis sing about the snowbird here.


  1. Technically, anything within the continental US is within driving distance. ;-)

    My parents winter in Boynton Beach, FL. If you drove it straight it would be around 22 hours.

    I haven't been there in 20 or more years, but it's a nice enough town. Rather quiet. Nice beaches if you want them and a nice nature walk, which I believe is all boardwalk and wheelchair accessible.

  2. Haha ... love the cartoon.

    Nope, no snowbirds here :)

  3. I loved Naples, Florida, Bob, particularly Clam Pass beach. Not great for shelling, but a lovely family-friendly beach.

    However it's been a long while since I've been there. It's been a long while since I've been anywhere......sigh.


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