That is a kind definition/description of said snowbirds. Some Floridians I know consider the seasonal practice of human snowbirds shunning cold winter climes for the warmer winters in the Sunshine State as more of an infestation. This snowbird migration begins in early September and lasts until April or until they're certain the winter season in their northern homes has packed its bags and vamoosed. I-75, the main north/south interstate corridor that runs from the northern tip of Michigan to southern Florida is clogged with RVs and pickup trucks towing 5th-wheels laden with bicycles, baskets and bedding tethered to the rear and roof, and big gas-guzzling cars with license plates from northern areas of the country, Canada and New York being the most commonly sighted. The tourism dollars spent are great for Florida's economy, not so much for the state's year-round inhabitants.
So, back to the person I mentioned at the beginning of the post. She and her husband are snowbirds who spend winter in Arizona and the other three seasons here in southwest Missouri. In my opinion the winters down here aren't severe enough to warrant such a trek out west, especially to a state that for me is just too darn hot - any time of year - but they've been making that trek for years. "Best of both worlds" she said. And she always looks forward to returning to what she thinks of as home. Missouri.
I've lived in places in the US of A with miserably cold winters so I understand the appeal of not slogging it out for those months if you don't have to. But when you get to the other side of those frigid months, when the snow melts for the last time and shades of green replace browns and grays, when trees lose their leafless, forlorn look and birds you haven't seen in months wing in, then enduring Winter is so worth the wait.
Have you done the snowbirding thing, or know someone who
does? Where do you/they travel from and to?