I don’t know about you, but to me, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! After a long, hot summer, we are excited to see the temps start to drop, but the temperature change means something even better than getting rid of sweaty brows. In South Texas, it means our Winter Texans are coming!
As early as October, you start to see out-of-state plates dotting the highway, and you can feel the excitement in the air that signals “the season” is coming. Most people think “the season” officially starts November 1, but I beg to differ. Each year, it seems our Winter Texans start to trickle in earlier and earlier.
And why not? I’m sure you’ve heard about the arctic blasts in our northern states. (Maybe we are being a little dramatic, but once it gets below 70, we tend to pull out our parkas.) There’s no doubt our Winter Texans think we’re crazy, but cool weather is not something we get very often. We get hot, hotter, and hotter than…
There is never a lack of things to do here in the Rio Grande Valley. Whether it’s dancing, shuffleboard, swimming, racing RC cars, or playing pickleball, this is the place to do them all.
We can’t wait to see you out and about this season. Welcome Home, y’all!
We’re just connecting the dots,
Kristi Collier is a McAllen native who loves to share her passion for the area with others. Her company, Welcome Home RGV caters to the Winter & Converted Texan market through their events, activities, special interest publications and more. For more information, call the Welcome Home RGV office at 956-687-5115, visit www.welcomehomergv.com or visit on facebook at facebook.com/whrgv and facebook.com/wintertexan.