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Healthcare Center

Independent/Assisted Living Apartments

• Physical Therapy • Wound Care • Occupational Therapy • IV Therapy • Speech Therapy

Call to Schedule a Free Lunch & Tour

956-430-3100

W W W . G O L D E N PA L M S R E T I R E M E N T . C O M

2101 TREASURE HILLS BLVD. • HARLINGEN

956-453-6270 Rentals/Sales 30 + years

Don Wes Flea Market Wednesday - Saturday - Sunday

email address: barnestexas@aol.com

Country Sunshine RV Resort

Winter Differently This Year, & Make South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley the Difference Maker! The Semillero, or Seedeater bird, chirps musically, as you wake up slow and easy to the rising sun. You savor the smell and taste of morning coffee on your porch or with familiar conversation at the recreation hall with good friends. You feel the warmth of the sun while swimming in the resort pool, or you gear up for a morning of world class fishing nearby. You hear the soft thud as you get good loft while playing bocce. You hear the excited yells of the very competitive pickle ball and the juices get flowing. The muscular bass runs of the music of countless top notch entertainers, such as Winter Texan favorite Sherwin Linton, or nationally acclaimed country stars such as Tracy Lawrence or Johnny Rodriguez, grab your interest as you listen or dance the night away. This isn’t just vacation. Hot and sultry South Texas is calling, and many “Winter Texans” are heading from all over Canada and the U.S. to the Rio Grande Valley to spend the winter months. The RGV or el valle, as the locals call the Rio Grande Valley, is an increasingly popular destination that is known for its weather, food and culture, citrus orchards, world class birding, top notch medical facilities, and the friendliest people in Texas. Take a long, cool sip of South Texas because it is a lively and affordable place to spend your golden years and has consistently been rated one of the least expensive places to live in the United States. In the RGV, seniors who make the annual migration to South Texas are called Winter Texans, and that is a term of acceptance. Not to be confused with the term “snowbird,” pinned on seniors in other parts of the country, locals embrace their neighbors from up north and welcome them with the abrazo (hug) that is part of the traditional Hispanic culture. Winter Texans come to the RGV for the warm weather that eases the aches and pains of longevity. There is no snow to shovel, and outdoor activities abound. There are many things to do and reasons to stay in South Texas to escape the icy grip of winter. Although the choices are many, approximately 10,000 Winter Texans pick an Encore Resort to stay in when they come to the RGV. There are 10 age-qualified Encore RV Resorts to choose from. All are gated communities, and most offer amenities and activities like pools and spas, fitness centers, shuffleboard, pickle ball courts, woodworking clubs and so much more. Trailblazing RVers are a sight to behold when they maneuver their big rigs way deep into the Rio Grande Valley. These freedom loving individuals love their life on the road, and they roam and rumble their way through all parts of the continental United States! Couples such as Kathy and her husband, who have been coming to an Encore Resort in South Texas since 2003, bought a new rig and went out to see the country. They concluded that life on the road, and the freedom to get up and go wherever they want is an amazing way to view the panorama of America and the best way to spend winters away from the frigid northern cold. “The life of an RVer, you cannot imagine the freedom that you experience when you see places and things that are out there that other people don’t see when they stay in a hotel,” she exclaimed. Those “places and things” are what draw seniors to South Texas. A favorite among residents and visitors is South Padre Island, which has popular landmarks and destinations like the Port Isabel lighthouse and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center. The Sea Turtle Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that helps to support and monitor the sea turtles’

harrowing first trip to the ocean. While the Center’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured sea turtles, they also educate the public and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtles. Other landmarks that attract Winter Texans include the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. There are also local attractions such as the Museum of South Texas, Falcon Dam Reservoir, Quinta Mazatlán, and many other go-to places to go explore. Deep in South Texas, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, is Port Mansfield, one of the Top 10 sport fishing destinations, as named by Sport Fishing Magazine in 2014. Port Mansfield is a popular place to catch the famous “Colorado,” as the natives call the wily redfish, and other species such as snook and snapper are caught closer inland. Deep sport fishing for wahoo, tuna, and dolphin is also available. Whether you head out on your own fishing boat or embark on a chartered fishing trip, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is a treat for fishermen, multiple large fish species wait to test your fishing skills. Nearby at Port Isabel, Pirates Landing has the longest fishing pier in Texas. Pirates Landing extends into the Queen Isabella Causeway, which leads to South Padre Island. Fishing poles and tackle are always available to rent. For those nature lovers who love recording and taking pictures of birds that range from the ordinary to the exotic, South Texas is a popular and world renowned location for birders. The region has more than 500 species of bird and is a migratory pathway for the Monarch Butterfly as it makes its way from Chapultepec to the northern reaches of the United States. The RGV is home to the World Birding Center, which has 9 locations in South Texas, with each location offering unique birding trails and excursions throughout the area. The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival draws world class birders for speaking engagements, field trips and special events every year. The 23rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will take place on November 2, 2016 and will feature speaking engagements by world class wildlife photographers and prominent birders. There will also be field trips to places like South Padre Island and the Upper Rio Grande Valley. During the “Winter Texan” season, seniors have the opportunity to experience an entertainment scene that has been crafted and honed by some of the best entertainers, musicians, top 10 recording artists and home grown talent in the comfort of their own resort. The cuisine is burgeoning with influences from northern Mexico, Tex-Mex, and international flourishes that will excite the most jaded palate. Be ready to experience, authentic comida (food) that comes from the blend  of cultures that make up the United States. From tacos to sushi to barbecue to authentic Italian and fish from the gulf, it is all there for the eating! Are you ready to come and join the ranks of Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley? Trek south to this laid back area with a low cost of living and big city amenities. Take advantage of some of our new customer specials offered by Encore. Visit www.rvonthego.com or www.rvsouthtexas.com to find out more information, or call 1-877-570-2267. No RV? No problem! Park Model Rentals available. Bienvenidos (Welcome) to South Texas!

© 2016 AGS-TXAD.COM • CROWLEY, TX 76036 • (877) 518-1989 • 06-16 EW • MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION • D2275B EGG 11818

1601 South Airport Road | Weslaco, Texas 78596 956-969-1557 | Toll Free: 877-257-2757 | Fax: 956-969-1558 www.RVSouthTexas.com | countrysunshine@equitylifestyle.com

RVontheGo.com

2016 - 2017


Wherever the road takes you, we’re there! 23

24

Healthcare Center

Independent/Assisted Living Apartments

• Physical Therapy • Wound Care • Occupational Therapy • IV Therapy • Speech Therapy

Call to Schedule a Free Lunch & Tour

956-430-3100

W W W . G O L D E N PA L M S R E T I R E M E N T . C O M

2101 TREASURE HILLS BLVD. • HARLINGEN

956-453-6270 Rentals/Sales 30 + years

Don Wes Flea Market Wednesday - Saturday - Sunday

email address: barnestexas@aol.com

Country Sunshine RV Resort

Winter Differently This Year, & Make South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley the Difference Maker! The Semillero, or Seedeater bird, chirps musically, as you wake up slow and easy to the rising sun. You savor the smell and taste of morning coffee on your porch or with familiar conversation at the recreation hall with good friends. You feel the warmth of the sun while swimming in the resort pool, or you gear up for a morning of world class fishing nearby. You hear the soft thud as you get good loft while playing bocce. You hear the excited yells of the very competitive pickle ball and the juices get flowing. The muscular bass runs of the music of countless top notch entertainers, such as Winter Texan favorite Sherwin Linton, or nationally acclaimed country stars such as Tracy Lawrence or Johnny Rodriguez, grab your interest as you listen or dance the night away. This isn’t just vacation. Hot and sultry South Texas is calling, and many “Winter Texans” are heading from all over Canada and the U.S. to the Rio Grande Valley to spend the winter months. The RGV or el valle, as the locals call the Rio Grande Valley, is an increasingly popular destination that is known for its weather, food and culture, citrus orchards, world class birding, top notch medical facilities, and the friendliest people in Texas. Take a long, cool sip of South Texas because it is a lively and affordable place to spend your golden years and has consistently been rated one of the least expensive places to live in the United States. In the RGV, seniors who make the annual migration to South Texas are called Winter Texans, and that is a term of acceptance. Not to be confused with the term “snowbird,” pinned on seniors in other parts of the country, locals embrace their neighbors from up north and welcome them with the abrazo (hug) that is part of the traditional Hispanic culture. Winter Texans come to the RGV for the warm weather that eases the aches and pains of longevity. There is no snow to shovel, and outdoor activities abound. There are many things to do and reasons to stay in South Texas to escape the icy grip of winter. Although the choices are many, approximately 10,000 Winter Texans pick an Encore Resort to stay in when they come to the RGV. There are 10 age-qualified Encore RV Resorts to choose from. All are gated communities, and most offer amenities and activities like pools and spas, fitness centers, shuffleboard, pickle ball courts, woodworking clubs and so much more. Trailblazing RVers are a sight to behold when they maneuver their big rigs way deep into the Rio Grande Valley. These freedom loving individuals love their life on the road, and they roam and rumble their way through all parts of the continental United States! Couples such as Kathy and her husband, who have been coming to an Encore Resort in South Texas since 2003, bought a new rig and went out to see the country. They concluded that life on the road, and the freedom to get up and go wherever they want is an amazing way to view the panorama of America and the best way to spend winters away from the frigid northern cold. “The life of an RVer, you cannot imagine the freedom that you experience when you see places and things that are out there that other people don’t see when they stay in a hotel,” she exclaimed. Those “places and things” are what draw seniors to South Texas. A favorite among residents and visitors is South Padre Island, which has popular landmarks and destinations like the Port Isabel lighthouse and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center. The Sea Turtle Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that helps to support and monitor the sea turtles’

harrowing first trip to the ocean. While the Center’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured sea turtles, they also educate the public and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtles. Other landmarks that attract Winter Texans include the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. There are also local attractions such as the Museum of South Texas, Falcon Dam Reservoir, Quinta Mazatlán, and many other go-to places to go explore. Deep in South Texas, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, is Port Mansfield, one of the Top 10 sport fishing destinations, as named by Sport Fishing Magazine in 2014. Port Mansfield is a popular place to catch the famous “Colorado,” as the natives call the wily redfish, and other species such as snook and snapper are caught closer inland. Deep sport fishing for wahoo, tuna, and dolphin is also available. Whether you head out on your own fishing boat or embark on a chartered fishing trip, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is a treat for fishermen, multiple large fish species wait to test your fishing skills. Nearby at Port Isabel, Pirates Landing has the longest fishing pier in Texas. Pirates Landing extends into the Queen Isabella Causeway, which leads to South Padre Island. Fishing poles and tackle are always available to rent. For those nature lovers who love recording and taking pictures of birds that range from the ordinary to the exotic, South Texas is a popular and world renowned location for birders. The region has more than 500 species of bird and is a migratory pathway for the Monarch Butterfly as it makes its way from Chapultepec to the northern reaches of the United States. The RGV is home to the World Birding Center, which has 9 locations in South Texas, with each location offering unique birding trails and excursions throughout the area. The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival draws world class birders for speaking engagements, field trips and special events every year. The 23rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will take place on November 2, 2016 and will feature speaking engagements by world class wildlife photographers and prominent birders. There will also be field trips to places like South Padre Island and the Upper Rio Grande Valley. During the “Winter Texan” season, seniors have the opportunity to experience an entertainment scene that has been crafted and honed by some of the best entertainers, musicians, top 10 recording artists and home grown talent in the comfort of their own resort. The cuisine is burgeoning with influences from northern Mexico, Tex-Mex, and international flourishes that will excite the most jaded palate. Be ready to experience, authentic comida (food) that comes from the blend  of cultures that make up the United States. From tacos to sushi to barbecue to authentic Italian and fish from the gulf, it is all there for the eating! Are you ready to come and join the ranks of Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley? Trek south to this laid back area with a low cost of living and big city amenities. Take advantage of some of our new customer specials offered by Encore. Visit www.rvonthego.com or www.rvsouthtexas.com to find out more information, or call 1-877-570-2267. No RV? No problem! Park Model Rentals available. Bienvenidos (Welcome) to South Texas!

© 2016 AGS-TXAD.COM • CROWLEY, TX 76036 • (877) 518-1989 • 06-16 EW • MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION • D2275B EGG 11818

1601 South Airport Road | Weslaco, Texas 78596 956-969-1557 | Toll Free: 877-257-2757 | Fax: 956-969-1558 www.RVSouthTexas.com | countrysunshine@equitylifestyle.com

RVontheGo.com

2016 - 2017


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Aerobics Water Aerobics Volleyball Crafts Craft/Market Days Bingo Shuffleboard Bean Bag Line Dancing Regularly Scheduled Dances All Kinds of Card Games Entertainment Jam Session Kitchen Band Choir Darts Toy Drive Golf Outings Pot Luck Dinners Ice Cream Socials Theme Dinners Horseshoes RC Race Track Pickleball

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• Full RV Hookups at every site • Air-conditioned Rec Hall • Concerts • Dance Floor and Stage • Gazebo and BBQ Pit • Heated Pool and Spa • Clean Restrooms and Showers • Clean Laundry Facilities • Library

TV STATIONS

4.1 . . . . . . . . . . . CBS 5.1 . . . . . . . . . . . ABC 5.4 . . . ABC - Weather 23.1 . . . . . . . . . . . NBC

• Post Office with Private Mail Boxes Available • Telephone Hookups Available • Wi-Fi Hot Spot in Rec Hall

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10. Units/RVs shall be well maintained and shall meet minimum appearance standards subject Residents and guests to Resort Manager will receive a Policies discretion. and Guidelines Booklet at the RV Office. 11. Residents interested in renting a site on Residents and guests shall read and an annual basis have abide by all Resort a choice of any site policies; residents are not currently rented responsible and annually. If someone shall be liable for requests a currently the behavior of reserved site for their guests. annual rental the party A daily resort fee currently renting the applies for all site has the first right reservations of less to convert to annual. than 30 days. 12. All requests for Reservation rates maintenance orders are based on will be submitted dual occupancy. through the RV Office. Each additional

3. Residents and their guests will wear their name badge to all Resort activities.

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PARK FACILITIES

Laundry

Shuffleboard

ACTIVITIES

Women’s Restrooms

North Sunshine Strip

We’d love to meet you!

Men’s Restrooms

North Palm View Drive

We are proud to be “The Friendliest Park in the Valley.” Plan your next trip to Country Sunshine RV Park in Weslaco, Texas.

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Classes in Quilting, Crafts, Art, Spanish, Bridge, Wood Carving, Shuffle and Line Dancing are scheduled. Additional classes are added upon request. Craft Sales, Garage Sales, Art Shows and Quilt Shows draw much interest throughout the Valley.

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We help you look after your health needs. There are several exercise programs, including Tai Chi and Water Exercise plus a Bicycle Club. A lab schedules a monthly visit for various blood tests at a very small cost. Stroke Scan is also scheduled twice a year for those who need that type of screening.

EMERGENCY

RV Sites & Park Models

MAIL MAIL

RULES & REGULATIONS

CALL

Mobile Homes

Some of the popular activities are the various parties consisting of dinner with themes (e.g., Mardi Gras, Luau, Mexican and German Fest). Breakfast Buffets and Ice Cream Socials are available every week. A Variety Show and Las Vegas Night are excellent fun-filled evenings. We have top entertainers every Sunday evening and a dance band every Saturday night. A big New Year Party features a band, food and a good time.

Many different card games are played daily, and you can teach those who care to learn new games. If you are musical, there is a Choir, a Jam Band and a Kitchen Band for you to join.

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Country Sunshine RV Park, “The Friendliest Park in the Valley,” is conveniently located in Mid-Valley with great shopping malls within a short distance. Doctors and a hospital are located only a few blocks away. There are two airports with easy access one hour from the park. South Padre Island is less than an hour away. Golf courses surround our area with many golf outings planned. There are a variety of activities scheduled every day, giving everyone something of their choice to do. Our park has a fine Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoe Pits, Pool Hall, Library, Computer Room, Card Rooms and much more.

LEGEND

North Valley Oak Drive

RESORT INFORMATION

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occupant or guest residing on site must be approved by Resort Manager; in advance of occupying the site.

8. Site rent is due on the 1st of each month. A late fee will be charged for any payment past due over 10 days.

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13. Two pets per site allowed. Vicious pets are prohibited. 14. The Resort is not responsible for any injuries or damages caused by pets. 15. Two pets per site are allowed. Pet poops, YOU scoop.

16. Pets will be kept on a maximum six foot leash and under the control of its owner or handler when walking the pet. 17. Pets going inside any buildings or pool/spa area are prohibited. 18. For guests to use the pool and spa, resident must be present in the pool area. 19. Swim at own risk. No lifeguard on duty. 20. All modifications, enhancements or construction to the site, including landscaping, must have prior written approval from Management. 21. Inform the RV Office of intent to rent or sell a unit/home. 22. A background check is required for reservations over six months. Fees apply. 23. Prospective home buyers of a permanent home must FIRST pass a background check BEFORE moving into unit. Fees apply. 24. Policies, Guidelines, and Standards may be amended or modified as deemed necessary without advanced notice. Page 9


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Aerobics Water Aerobics Volleyball Crafts Craft/Market Days Bingo Shuffleboard Bean Bag Line Dancing Regularly Scheduled Dances All Kinds of Card Games Entertainment Jam Session Kitchen Band Choir Darts Toy Drive Golf Outings Pot Luck Dinners Ice Cream Socials Theme Dinners Horseshoes RC Race Track Pickleball

Page 3

• Full RV Hookups at every site • Air-conditioned Rec Hall • Concerts • Dance Floor and Stage • Gazebo and BBQ Pit • Heated Pool and Spa • Clean Restrooms and Showers • Clean Laundry Facilities • Library

TV STATIONS

4.1 . . . . . . . . . . . CBS 5.1 . . . . . . . . . . . ABC 5.4 . . . ABC - Weather 23.1 . . . . . . . . . . . NBC

• Post Office with Private Mail Boxes Available • Telephone Hookups Available • Wi-Fi Hot Spot in Rec Hall

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92 141

185 221

33

93 140

31 30 29

67.1 . . . . . . . . . . . FOX

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SATELLITE SETTINGS

26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19

TM

• Horseshoes • LP Delivered

184 222

28

• Lighted Shuffleboard Courts • Billiards

91 142

48.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . CW 67.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . CW

Az. 214º • Elev. 51º TM

DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEM

Az. 178º • Elev. 59º

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Horseshoes Library

Kitchen Ladies MAIL MAIL

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Office

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Pool Hall

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251 Dog Run RV Storage

10. Units/RVs shall be well maintained and shall meet minimum appearance standards subject Residents and guests to Resort Manager will receive a Policies discretion. and Guidelines Booklet at the RV Office. 11. Residents interested in renting a site on Residents and guests shall read and an annual basis have abide by all Resort a choice of any site policies; residents are not currently rented responsible and annually. If someone shall be liable for requests a currently the behavior of reserved site for their guests. annual rental the party A daily resort fee currently renting the applies for all site has the first right reservations of less to convert to annual. than 30 days. 12. All requests for Reservation rates maintenance orders are based on will be submitted dual occupancy. through the RV Office. Each additional

3. Residents and their guests will wear their name badge to all Resort activities.

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1. Guests will register at 9. Residents that stay the RV Office during one month or longer regular business hours. may open a mailbox to receive mail and 2. Please observe the In-Park notices. speed limit as posted.

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249 240 241 242 243 244

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367

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377 376 375 374 373 B B

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299 300

South Palm View Drive

127 126 125 124 123 122 121 120 119 118

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South Valley Oak Drive

North Valley Oak Drive

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273

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108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117

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275

369

North Palm View Drive

281

366

Computer Room

99 134

102 131

Hot Tub Mens

Rec Hall

282

South Valley Oak Drive

Dog Run

283

South Palm View Drive

Picnic Area

Entrance

• • • • • • • • • •

PARK FACILITIES

Laundry

Shuffleboard

ACTIVITIES

Women’s Restrooms

North Sunshine Strip

We’d love to meet you!

Men’s Restrooms

North Palm View Drive

We are proud to be “The Friendliest Park in the Valley.” Plan your next trip to Country Sunshine RV Park in Weslaco, Texas.

68

67

AMBULANCE

Men’s Showers

284

ve

Swimming Pool & Spa

69

285

l

Classes in Quilting, Crafts, Art, Spanish, Bridge, Wood Carving, Shuffle and Line Dancing are scheduled. Additional classes are added upon request. Craft Sales, Garage Sales, Art Shows and Quilt Shows draw much interest throughout the Valley.

58

286

So u t h V al

Telephone

57

287

South Valley Oak Drive

South Sunshine Strip

Parking

288

164 A 164 70 56 163 956-968-8591 71 55 e 310 309 162 72 54 riv D 161 73 53 k 165 160 Oa 52 74 166 y 159 e 956-968-7581 51 75 ll 158 Va e 168167 239 50 76 h t riv r 157 49 o 238 D 77 169 N 156 48 ew 170 237 78 i V 155 47 311 312 79 236 m 171 al 154 46 P 80 235 172 h 153 45 r t 173 81 234 44 No 152 82 233 174 151 43 83 232 p 175 150 tri 322 321 84 S 231 176 e 149 42 n 85A i 230 177 sh 148 85 178 229 un 41 S Laundry 228 Volleyball 86 147 180A179 r th 227 40 No 87 146 180 226 RC Race 39 181 225 88 145 Pickleball Track 38 182 224 89 144 37

WESLACO POLICE

Dumpster

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South Sunshine Strip

Apartments

Women’s Showers

We help you look after your health needs. There are several exercise programs, including Tai Chi and Water Exercise plus a Bicycle Club. A lab schedules a monthly visit for various blood tests at a very small cost. Stroke Scan is also scheduled twice a year for those who need that type of screening.

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Some of the popular activities are the various parties consisting of dinner with themes (e.g., Mardi Gras, Luau, Mexican and German Fest). Breakfast Buffets and Ice Cream Socials are available every week. A Variety Show and Las Vegas Night are excellent fun-filled evenings. We have top entertainers every Sunday evening and a dance band every Saturday night. A big New Year Party features a band, food and a good time.

Many different card games are played daily, and you can teach those who care to learn new games. If you are musical, there is a Choir, a Jam Band and a Kitchen Band for you to join.

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Country Sunshine RV Park, “The Friendliest Park in the Valley,” is conveniently located in Mid-Valley with great shopping malls within a short distance. Doctors and a hospital are located only a few blocks away. There are two airports with easy access one hour from the park. South Padre Island is less than an hour away. Golf courses surround our area with many golf outings planned. There are a variety of activities scheduled every day, giving everyone something of their choice to do. Our park has a fine Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoe Pits, Pool Hall, Library, Computer Room, Card Rooms and much more.

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occupant or guest residing on site must be approved by Resort Manager; in advance of occupying the site.

8. Site rent is due on the 1st of each month. A late fee will be charged for any payment past due over 10 days.

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13. Two pets per site allowed. Vicious pets are prohibited. 14. The Resort is not responsible for any injuries or damages caused by pets. 15. Two pets per site are allowed. Pet poops, YOU scoop.

16. Pets will be kept on a maximum six foot leash and under the control of its owner or handler when walking the pet. 17. Pets going inside any buildings or pool/spa area are prohibited. 18. For guests to use the pool and spa, resident must be present in the pool area. 19. Swim at own risk. No lifeguard on duty. 20. All modifications, enhancements or construction to the site, including landscaping, must have prior written approval from Management. 21. Inform the RV Office of intent to rent or sell a unit/home. 22. A background check is required for reservations over six months. Fees apply. 23. Prospective home buyers of a permanent home must FIRST pass a background check BEFORE moving into unit. Fees apply. 24. Policies, Guidelines, and Standards may be amended or modified as deemed necessary without advanced notice. Page 9


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Aerobics Water Aerobics Volleyball Crafts Craft/Market Days Bingo Shuffleboard Bean Bag Line Dancing Regularly Scheduled Dances All Kinds of Card Games Entertainment Jam Session Kitchen Band Choir Darts Toy Drive Golf Outings Pot Luck Dinners Ice Cream Socials Theme Dinners Horseshoes RC Race Track Pickleball

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• Full RV Hookups at every site • Air-conditioned Rec Hall • Concerts • Dance Floor and Stage • Gazebo and BBQ Pit • Heated Pool and Spa • Clean Restrooms and Showers • Clean Laundry Facilities • Library

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10. Units/RVs shall be well maintained and shall meet minimum appearance standards subject Residents and guests to Resort Manager will receive a Policies discretion. and Guidelines Booklet at the RV Office. 11. Residents interested in renting a site on Residents and guests shall read and an annual basis have abide by all Resort a choice of any site policies; residents are not currently rented responsible and annually. If someone shall be liable for requests a currently the behavior of reserved site for their guests. annual rental the party A daily resort fee currently renting the applies for all site has the first right reservations of less to convert to annual. than 30 days. 12. All requests for Reservation rates maintenance orders are based on will be submitted dual occupancy. through the RV Office. Each additional

3. Residents and their guests will wear their name badge to all Resort activities.

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PARK FACILITIES

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We’d love to meet you!

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North Palm View Drive

We are proud to be “The Friendliest Park in the Valley.” Plan your next trip to Country Sunshine RV Park in Weslaco, Texas.

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Women’s Showers

We help you look after your health needs. There are several exercise programs, including Tai Chi and Water Exercise plus a Bicycle Club. A lab schedules a monthly visit for various blood tests at a very small cost. Stroke Scan is also scheduled twice a year for those who need that type of screening.

EMERGENCY

RV Sites & Park Models

MAIL MAIL

RULES & REGULATIONS

CALL

Mobile Homes

Some of the popular activities are the various parties consisting of dinner with themes (e.g., Mardi Gras, Luau, Mexican and German Fest). Breakfast Buffets and Ice Cream Socials are available every week. A Variety Show and Las Vegas Night are excellent fun-filled evenings. We have top entertainers every Sunday evening and a dance band every Saturday night. A big New Year Party features a band, food and a good time.

Many different card games are played daily, and you can teach those who care to learn new games. If you are musical, there is a Choir, a Jam Band and a Kitchen Band for you to join.

YOUR SITE #

107 128

Country Sunshine RV Park, “The Friendliest Park in the Valley,” is conveniently located in Mid-Valley with great shopping malls within a short distance. Doctors and a hospital are located only a few blocks away. There are two airports with easy access one hour from the park. South Padre Island is less than an hour away. Golf courses surround our area with many golf outings planned. There are a variety of activities scheduled every day, giving everyone something of their choice to do. Our park has a fine Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoe Pits, Pool Hall, Library, Computer Room, Card Rooms and much more.

LEGEND

North Valley Oak Drive

RESORT INFORMATION

7.

occupant or guest residing on site must be approved by Resort Manager; in advance of occupying the site.

8. Site rent is due on the 1st of each month. A late fee will be charged for any payment past due over 10 days.

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13. Two pets per site allowed. Vicious pets are prohibited. 14. The Resort is not responsible for any injuries or damages caused by pets. 15. Two pets per site are allowed. Pet poops, YOU scoop.

16. Pets will be kept on a maximum six foot leash and under the control of its owner or handler when walking the pet. 17. Pets going inside any buildings or pool/spa area are prohibited. 18. For guests to use the pool and spa, resident must be present in the pool area. 19. Swim at own risk. No lifeguard on duty. 20. All modifications, enhancements or construction to the site, including landscaping, must have prior written approval from Management. 21. Inform the RV Office of intent to rent or sell a unit/home. 22. A background check is required for reservations over six months. Fees apply. 23. Prospective home buyers of a permanent home must FIRST pass a background check BEFORE moving into unit. Fees apply. 24. Policies, Guidelines, and Standards may be amended or modified as deemed necessary without advanced notice. Page 9


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Country Sunshine RV Resort

Winter Differently This Year, & Make South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley the Difference Maker! The Semillero, or Seedeater bird, chirps musically, as you wake up slow and easy to the rising sun. You savor the smell and taste of morning coffee on your porch or with familiar conversation at the recreation hall with good friends. You feel the warmth of the sun while swimming in the resort pool, or you gear up for a morning of world class fishing nearby. You hear the soft thud as you get good loft while playing bocce. You hear the excited yells of the very competitive pickle ball and the juices get flowing. The muscular bass runs of the music of countless top notch entertainers, such as Winter Texan favorite Sherwin Linton, or nationally acclaimed country stars such as Tracy Lawrence or Johnny Rodriguez, grab your interest as you listen or dance the night away. This isn’t just vacation. Hot and sultry South Texas is calling, and many “Winter Texans” are heading from all over Canada and the U.S. to the Rio Grande Valley to spend the winter months. The RGV or el valle, as the locals call the Rio Grande Valley, is an increasingly popular destination that is known for its weather, food and culture, citrus orchards, world class birding, top notch medical facilities, and the friendliest people in Texas. Take a long, cool sip of South Texas because it is a lively and affordable place to spend your golden years and has consistently been rated one of the least expensive places to live in the United States. In the RGV, seniors who make the annual migration to South Texas are called Winter Texans, and that is a term of acceptance. Not to be confused with the term “snowbird,” pinned on seniors in other parts of the country, locals embrace their neighbors from up north and welcome them with the abrazo (hug) that is part of the traditional Hispanic culture. Winter Texans come to the RGV for the warm weather that eases the aches and pains of longevity. There is no snow to shovel, and outdoor activities abound. There are many things to do and reasons to stay in South Texas to escape the icy grip of winter. Although the choices are many, approximately 10,000 Winter Texans pick an Encore Resort to stay in when they come to the RGV. There are 10 age-qualified Encore RV Resorts to choose from. All are gated communities, and most offer amenities and activities like pools and spas, fitness centers, shuffleboard, pickle ball courts, woodworking clubs and so much more. Trailblazing RVers are a sight to behold when they maneuver their big rigs way deep into the Rio Grande Valley. These freedom loving individuals love their life on the road, and they roam and rumble their way through all parts of the continental United States! Couples such as Kathy and her husband, who have been coming to an Encore Resort in South Texas since 2003, bought a new rig and went out to see the country. They concluded that life on the road, and the freedom to get up and go wherever they want is an amazing way to view the panorama of America and the best way to spend winters away from the frigid northern cold. “The life of an RVer, you cannot imagine the freedom that you experience when you see places and things that are out there that other people don’t see when they stay in a hotel,” she exclaimed. Those “places and things” are what draw seniors to South Texas. A favorite among residents and visitors is South Padre Island, which has popular landmarks and destinations like the Port Isabel lighthouse and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center. The Sea Turtle Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that helps to support and monitor the sea turtles’

harrowing first trip to the ocean. While the Center’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured sea turtles, they also educate the public and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtles. Other landmarks that attract Winter Texans include the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. There are also local attractions such as the Museum of South Texas, Falcon Dam Reservoir, Quinta Mazatlán, and many other go-to places to go explore. Deep in South Texas, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, is Port Mansfield, one of the Top 10 sport fishing destinations, as named by Sport Fishing Magazine in 2014. Port Mansfield is a popular place to catch the famous “Colorado,” as the natives call the wily redfish, and other species such as snook and snapper are caught closer inland. Deep sport fishing for wahoo, tuna, and dolphin is also available. Whether you head out on your own fishing boat or embark on a chartered fishing trip, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is a treat for fishermen, multiple large fish species wait to test your fishing skills. Nearby at Port Isabel, Pirates Landing has the longest fishing pier in Texas. Pirates Landing extends into the Queen Isabella Causeway, which leads to South Padre Island. Fishing poles and tackle are always available to rent. For those nature lovers who love recording and taking pictures of birds that range from the ordinary to the exotic, South Texas is a popular and world renowned location for birders. The region has more than 500 species of bird and is a migratory pathway for the Monarch Butterfly as it makes its way from Chapultepec to the northern reaches of the United States. The RGV is home to the World Birding Center, which has 9 locations in South Texas, with each location offering unique birding trails and excursions throughout the area. The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival draws world class birders for speaking engagements, field trips and special events every year. The 23rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will take place on November 2, 2016 and will feature speaking engagements by world class wildlife photographers and prominent birders. There will also be field trips to places like South Padre Island and the Upper Rio Grande Valley. During the “Winter Texan” season, seniors have the opportunity to experience an entertainment scene that has been crafted and honed by some of the best entertainers, musicians, top 10 recording artists and home grown talent in the comfort of their own resort. The cuisine is burgeoning with influences from northern Mexico, Tex-Mex, and international flourishes that will excite the most jaded palate. Be ready to experience, authentic comida (food) that comes from the blend  of cultures that make up the United States. From tacos to sushi to barbecue to authentic Italian and fish from the gulf, it is all there for the eating! Are you ready to come and join the ranks of Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley? Trek south to this laid back area with a low cost of living and big city amenities. Take advantage of some of our new customer specials offered by Encore. Visit www.rvonthego.com or www.rvsouthtexas.com to find out more information, or call 1-877-570-2267. No RV? No problem! Park Model Rentals available. Bienvenidos (Welcome) to South Texas!

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1601 South Airport Road | Weslaco, Texas 78596 956-969-1557 | Toll Free: 877-257-2757 | Fax: 956-969-1558 www.RVSouthTexas.com | countrysunshine@equitylifestyle.com

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