PhotobucketSouth for the WinterThere have been a few winters when my husband and I wonder if maybe we would like to be “snowbirds”. Here in Oregon “snowbirds” are retired people who go south for the winter. Usually towing trailers or driving motor homes to Arizona, New Mexico, and even Mexico. Some have houses they live in during the winter months to avoid the snow and cold here up north.

We aren’t retired yet. So, it’s something we can keep thinking about. Our main concern is the fact we aren’t ones to sit around playing cards or working on hobbies. We like to get out and be physical. With this in mind about ourselves(We didn’t do well on a cruise)our next option is flying to a warm tropical place during the coldest part of the winter. We could hike and sightsee and enjoy the warm weather while everything back home is under snow and frozen. Maybe be gone a long weekend or a week, but no longer.

We’ve yet to try this adventure for lack of someone to feed the cattle while we’re gone. But one of these days, when we no longer have cattle, we are going to fly south to a tropical island.

Do you have “snowbirds” in your area who head south in the winter? Are you a “snowbird”? If so, what is your favorite place to winter?

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If you prefer reading about tropical places to traveling there, my latest action adventure romance, Secrets of a Mayan Moon, is set in the Guatemalan jungle.

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

Secrets of a Mayan Moon is available at Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.

About the Author: Wife, mother, grandmother, and the one who cleans pens and delivers the hay; award winning author Paty Jager and her husband currently ranch 350 acres when not dashing around visiting their children and grandchildren. She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

She is a member of RWA, COWG, EOWG, and EPIC. Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, garnered 1st place in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest.

You can learn more about Paty at her blog, her website, or on Facebook and Twitter @patyjag.


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