Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Webcams Let Snowbirds Be Home For Christmas

Well, it finally has happened. You can now be two places at once.

Folks in South Texas are using webcams to spend Christmas with loved ones in other parts of the world.

Just ask Jan Burgoin, 59, who plans to visit the grandchildren in Ottawa from her home at Autumn Acres Mobile Home Community and RV Park at 5034 Boca Chica Blvd.

"We've already made arrangements to meet with everybody online on Christmas Day. We've set up times," said Burgoin, whose husband, John, purchased three webcams last Christmas: one for his daughter in England, one for his son in Canada and one for their own home. Jan Burgoin's son in Canada already owned a webcam.

Elaine Gisel, at Fun N Sun RV Resort Park in San Benito, has been "Skyping" her son and grandchildren in Minnesota. Skype uses computer software to make phone calls in conjunction with a webcam.

"Oh, I think it's great," said Gisel, 69. "I can see what they're making in school, all their little arts and crafts and everything, and they love to come in front of the webcam and show grandma."
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