Spring 2024

Four years later…

Our Extravaganzas and Winter Information Meetings had been dormant for four years – trapped in the dreaded Covid purgatory. This year, we decided to see if we could resurrect their past successes. Would anyone come to the shows? Would they bring their friends? Did we have any friends left after the brutal lockdowns?

We were on pins and needles with fingers and legs crossed and hoping for the best. No lineups around the block appeared and we were devastated. We should have known better.

The first trickle of snowbirds arriving at each location became a steady flow and then evolved into a flood of humanity. We were almost swamped. Tens of thousands of you and your friends showed up across the U.S. South to celebrate our freedom and our lifestyle. It was a miracle!

Your overwhelming support has made us believers in our show tours, once again, and we will continue them next year and beyond. Thank you, and we hope that you all have a wonderful spring and summer. We hope to see you again next year.

P.S. Our shows in McAllen, Texas and Mesa, Arizona did have significant lineups. Thanks for attending.


J. Ross Quigley

  • Good Cities Come In Small Packages

    Good Cities Come In Small Packages

    Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to European cities Europe’s capital cities undoubtedly offer incredible attractions, restaurants and entertainment. But don’t rule out smaller cities, which offer equally memorable cafés, architecture, history and culture. […]

  • Vaccination Update

    Vaccination Update

    Last week, I attended an “old boys” luncheon with some of my fellow retired friends and among other topics, we began discussing medical issues including what were the current vaccination recommendations for seniors, especially those […]

  • The Millionaire’s Manifesto

    The Millionaire’s Manifesto

    Foundational beliefs of the world’s best investors (and how you can use them to your advantage) Investing is, by and large, a numbers game. Calculating rates of return, measuring economic data, interpreting statistics and operating […]

  • 16 of the Best Road Food Stops

    16 of the Best Road Food Stops

    Half of the fun of a road trip is in the food. On the road, you can always find food at a gas station. But if you want to make food the destination and not […]

  • Setting the garden stage for early spring lilacs and mid-spring rose blooms

    Setting the garden stage for early spring lilacs and mid-spring rose blooms

    Welcome home to a spring garden already on its own blooming schedule. In this impatient season, you can count on the earliest spring flowers from deeply scented hyacinth lilacs. But don’t rush the roses with […]

  • A Tradition Unlike Any Other or Masters Memories

    A Tradition Unlike Any Other or Masters Memories

    It’s the second day of spring as I write this column from North Redington Beach, Florida, where I’m lucky to get a respite from Ontario’s wintery weather. Mother Nature remains moody. For snowbirds returning home […]

  • Longevity and Three “Super Drugs”

    Longevity and Three “Super Drugs”

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could just pop a little pill every day and live a longer life because of it?! Sure, diet and exercise have a big impact on our overall health. So […]

  • Sneaker Guide for Spring

    Sneaker Guide for Spring

    Spring is right around the corner, and that means getting your hands (er, feet) on some great running shoes. Your lifestyle will dictate the type of shoe you should get – if you plan on […]