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To: Arrowhead1952
The snowbirds have been coming to the Rio Grande Valley for a long time. While I lived in Texas many of my mother's relatives and friends from the upper Midwest made the trek to Texas every winter. Our house was a stopover, free night's board and lodging for many escaping the cold and snow.

These were good, hardworking folks who, when the crops were in or the cattle sold, headed for warmer climes.

We were often amused by their lack of knowledge of Texas. They figured when they crossed the Texas border that they were almost there. After the first trip they realized it was a longer drive from the Red River to the Rio Grande than it was from South Dakota to the Red River.
13 posted on 11/14/2003 11:49:42 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: DeFault User
After the first trip they realized it was a longer drive from the Red River to the Rio Grande than it was from South Dakota to the Red River.

That is a fact many people don't understand. Texas is not a state you can drive across in one day. Living in the Austin area, it takes several hours in any direction to get to any border.

14 posted on 11/14/2003 12:17:16 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter are living proof that not all blondes are dumb.)
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