Friday, October 17, 2008

Some Winter Texans returning; economy keeps other up north

Monitor - McAllen,TX,USA
They return every year, flocking south in droves to flee the northern winter and spending trailer loads of cash along the way.

The local economy thrives on the Winter Texans and restaurants, retailers and the tourism industry herald their arrival.

But since the snowbirds' migration to warmer climates is banked on savings, pensions and other investments that have also turned cold in recent weeks, area businesses are left to wonder if fewer will return.

RV park operators say it's too early to tell if the economic woes will impact the Winter Texan population. Some parks are fully booked while others are below average.
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