Page 1

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

Tropic Winds 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 • 08-16 EW • MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION • D2275I EGG 11818

1501 North Loop 499 | Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-423-4020 | Toll free: 800-458-6086 | Fax: 956-423-5654 www.RVSouthTexas.com | tropicwinds_mgr@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

Tropic Winds 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 • 08-16 EW • MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION • D2275I EGG 11818

1501 North Loop 499 | Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-423-4020 | Toll free: 800-458-6086 | Fax: 956-423-5654 www.RVSouthTexas.com | tropicwinds_mgr@equitylifestyle.com

RVontheGo.com

2016 - 2017


GENERAL INFORMATION

182 181 180 179 178 177 176 175 174 173 172 171

170 169 168 167 166 165 164 163 162 161 160 159

209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219

220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231

232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243

Sunshine Court

Sunshine Court

323 322 321 320 319 318 317 316 315 314 313 312

346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355

356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367

368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379

Windy Lane

Windy Lane

Windy Lane

Courtyard

107

Bocce Ball Putting Green

106 105

S O D A

S O D A

Main Hall

Veterans Hall Pickle Ball Courts FH

Culligan Friendship Hall Water

MH

103

531

526

532

525

533

524

534

523

535

522

536

521

537

520

538

102

Entrance

519

539

101

508

Gatehouse

518

505

485

484

486

483

463 464

504

487

482

465

460

510

503

488

481

466

459

511

503

489

480

467

458

512

501

490

479

468

457

513

500

491

478

469

456

514

499

492

477

470

455

515

498

493

476

471

454

497

517

494

496

475

495

472

474

Occupied Park Models Encore Rentals

Page 3

Thousand Trails

FH

VH

452

Blue Heron Drive

434 433 432 431 430 429 428 427

Crane Drive

451

450 449 448 447 446 445 444 540 541 542 543 544 545

587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605

(Game Room, Card Room, Silver Sneakers/Yoga, Bible Study, Puzzles)

632 631 630 629 628 627 626 625 624 623 622 621 620 619 618 617 616 615 614 613

(Fitness Center, Billiards, Ping Pong, Darts)

Main Hall

(Business Office, Activity Office, Postal Office, Dance/ Concert Hall)

Dumpster

Vending Machine

Showers

Putting Green

Bocce Ball

Restrooms

Shuffleboard

Parking

Pay Phone

Horseshoes

Gatehouse

Recycling

Pickle Ball Court

S O D A

S O D A

10 CALL

Yucca Drive

MH

SENIORS AT PLAY

MPH

576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586

633

426

435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443

636

634

5.

415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425

564 563 562 561 560 559 558 557 556 555 554 553 552 551 550 549 548 547 546

Friendship Hall

Veterans Hall

453

414 413 412 411 410 409 408 407 406 405 404

575 574 573 572 571 570 569 568 567 566 565

635

403

Egret Drive

Tropic Winds Boulevard

LEGEND Manufactured Home Sites Occupied Manufactured Home Sites

473

392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402

637

FREE CABLE AT ALL SITES Open RV Sites

461

509

516

391 390 389 388 387 386 385 384 383 382 381 380

462

ra

VH

527

506

Sto

108

Pond Gazebo BBQ

530

507

4.

flo w

Fountain

528

ne

Shuffleboard

529

Wood Club

Swimming Pool & Spa Laundry

612 611 610 609 608 607

606

YOUR SITE #

EMERGENCY

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.

Parking

335 334 333 332 331 330 329 328 327 326 325 324

RC Track Horseshoes

104

• Organized Golf at Nearby Courses • Crafts • Card Games • Ping Pong Tables • Table Shuffleboard • Woodshop Club • Craft Shows • Kite Flying Club • RC Racing • Bible Study • Zumba Classes • Silver Sneakers Club

345 344 343 342 341 340 339 338 337 336

La

109

Aloe Drive

Montezuma Road

111

Windswept Lane

Ov er

202 203

300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311

xie

112

255 254 253 252 251 250 249 248 247 246 245 244

Di

201 204

Windswept Lane

Kelsay Lane

113

Windswept Lane

288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299

Windgate Lane

200 205

278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287

267 266 265 264 263 262 261 260 259 258 257 256

Anhinga Lane

114

277 276 275 274 273 272 271 270 269 268

Large Dog Park

Dixie Lane

199 206

Sunshine Court

198 207

Kelsay Lane

197 208

115

110

Sunshine Court

Whooping Crane Lane

196

117

Enjoy the Lifestyle

• Concerts, Dances, Shows • Computer/Internet Classes • Evening Dinners / Donuts / Breakfasts • Yoga / Aerobics / Water Aerobics • Pickleball Courts • Horseshoe Pits • Bocce Ball Court • Square / Round Dancing • Western Dancing • Organized Tours

193 192 191 190 189 188 187 186 185 184 183

194 195

118

OVER 450 ACTIVITIES

Sunway Drive

Pelican Lane

119

Sunway Drive

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.

ge

Sunway Drive

FACILITIES

• RC Track • Full-Time Activity Director in season • Smoke-Free Buildings • Billiards • Fitness Center • Library • Free Time Warner Cable TV • High Speed Tengo Wi-Fi Internet ($) • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot (Main Hall)

Song Bird Park

120

• RV / Park Model Sites are all 40' x 50' with a 10' x 40' concrete pad. • Manufactured Sites are 45' x 105' with a 10' x 40' concrete pad. • Park Model Rentals Available.

116

• Gated Community • Full-Service Laundry • On-Site, Non-denominational Church Service • Heated Pool & Spa • ADA Pool Lift • Putting Green • Lighted Shuffleboard Courts • Lighted Pickleball Courts • Horseshoe Pits • Bocce Ball Court

RULES & REGULATIONS

122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

Green Lane

• 535 Total Sites • 88 Manufactured Sites • 447 RV / Park Model Sites • All Manufactures Sites are 200 Electric Amp. • All RV / Park Model Sites are 30/50 Amp.

121

6.

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.

P.O. BOX

Dog Walk Area Pavilion

Page 4

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


GENERAL INFORMATION

182 181 180 179 178 177 176 175 174 173 172 171

170 169 168 167 166 165 164 163 162 161 160 159

209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219

220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231

232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243

Sunshine Court

Sunshine Court

323 322 321 320 319 318 317 316 315 314 313 312

346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355

356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367

368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379

Windy Lane

Windy Lane

Windy Lane

Courtyard

107

Bocce Ball Putting Green

106 105

S O D A

S O D A

Main Hall

Veterans Hall Pickle Ball Courts FH

Culligan Friendship Hall Water

MH

103

531

526

532

525

533

524

534

523

535

522

536

521

537

520

538

102

Entrance

519

539

101

508

Gatehouse

518

505

485

484

486

483

463 464

504

487

482

465

460

510

503

488

481

466

459

511

503

489

480

467

458

512

501

490

479

468

457

513

500

491

478

469

456

514

499

492

477

470

455

515

498

493

476

471

454

497

517

494

496

475

495

472

474

Occupied Park Models Encore Rentals

Page 3

Thousand Trails

FH

VH

452

Blue Heron Drive

434 433 432 431 430 429 428 427

Crane Drive

451

450 449 448 447 446 445 444 540 541 542 543 544 545

587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605

(Game Room, Card Room, Silver Sneakers/Yoga, Bible Study, Puzzles)

632 631 630 629 628 627 626 625 624 623 622 621 620 619 618 617 616 615 614 613

(Fitness Center, Billiards, Ping Pong, Darts)

Main Hall

(Business Office, Activity Office, Postal Office, Dance/ Concert Hall)

Dumpster

Vending Machine

Showers

Putting Green

Bocce Ball

Restrooms

Shuffleboard

Parking

Pay Phone

Horseshoes

Gatehouse

Recycling

Pickle Ball Court

S O D A

S O D A

10 CALL

Yucca Drive

MH

SENIORS AT PLAY

MPH

576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586

633

426

435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443

636

634

5.

415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425

564 563 562 561 560 559 558 557 556 555 554 553 552 551 550 549 548 547 546

Friendship Hall

Veterans Hall

453

414 413 412 411 410 409 408 407 406 405 404

575 574 573 572 571 570 569 568 567 566 565

635

403

Egret Drive

Tropic Winds Boulevard

LEGEND Manufactured Home Sites Occupied Manufactured Home Sites

473

392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402

637

FREE CABLE AT ALL SITES Open RV Sites

461

509

516

391 390 389 388 387 386 385 384 383 382 381 380

462

ra

VH

527

506

Sto

108

Pond Gazebo BBQ

530

507

4.

flo w

Fountain

528

ne

Shuffleboard

529

Wood Club

Swimming Pool & Spa Laundry

612 611 610 609 608 607

606

YOUR SITE #

EMERGENCY

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.

Parking

335 334 333 332 331 330 329 328 327 326 325 324

RC Track Horseshoes

104

• Organized Golf at Nearby Courses • Crafts • Card Games • Ping Pong Tables • Table Shuffleboard • Woodshop Club • Craft Shows • Kite Flying Club • RC Racing • Bible Study • Zumba Classes • Silver Sneakers Club

345 344 343 342 341 340 339 338 337 336

La

109

Aloe Drive

Montezuma Road

111

Windswept Lane

Ov er

202 203

300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311

xie

112

255 254 253 252 251 250 249 248 247 246 245 244

Di

201 204

Windswept Lane

Kelsay Lane

113

Windswept Lane

288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299

Windgate Lane

200 205

278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287

267 266 265 264 263 262 261 260 259 258 257 256

Anhinga Lane

114

277 276 275 274 273 272 271 270 269 268

Large Dog Park

Dixie Lane

199 206

Sunshine Court

198 207

Kelsay Lane

197 208

115

110

Sunshine Court

Whooping Crane Lane

196

117

Enjoy the Lifestyle

• Concerts, Dances, Shows • Computer/Internet Classes • Evening Dinners / Donuts / Breakfasts • Yoga / Aerobics / Water Aerobics • Pickleball Courts • Horseshoe Pits • Bocce Ball Court • Square / Round Dancing • Western Dancing • Organized Tours

193 192 191 190 189 188 187 186 185 184 183

194 195

118

OVER 450 ACTIVITIES

Sunway Drive

Pelican Lane

119

Sunway Drive

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.

ge

Sunway Drive

FACILITIES

• RC Track • Full-Time Activity Director in season • Smoke-Free Buildings • Billiards • Fitness Center • Library • Free Time Warner Cable TV • High Speed Tengo Wi-Fi Internet ($) • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot (Main Hall)

Song Bird Park

120

• RV / Park Model Sites are all 40' x 50' with a 10' x 40' concrete pad. • Manufactured Sites are 45' x 105' with a 10' x 40' concrete pad. • Park Model Rentals Available.

116

• Gated Community • Full-Service Laundry • On-Site, Non-denominational Church Service • Heated Pool & Spa • ADA Pool Lift • Putting Green • Lighted Shuffleboard Courts • Lighted Pickleball Courts • Horseshoe Pits • Bocce Ball Court

RULES & REGULATIONS

122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

Green Lane

• 535 Total Sites • 88 Manufactured Sites • 447 RV / Park Model Sites • All Manufactures Sites are 200 Electric Amp. • All RV / Park Model Sites are 30/50 Amp.

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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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(Game Room, Card Room, Silver Sneakers/Yoga, Bible Study, Puzzles)

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(Fitness Center, Billiards, Ping Pong, Darts)

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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.

Parking

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RC Track Horseshoes

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• Organized Golf at Nearby Courses • Crafts • Card Games • Ping Pong Tables • Table Shuffleboard • Woodshop Club • Craft Shows • Kite Flying Club • RC Racing • Bible Study • Zumba Classes • Silver Sneakers Club

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277 276 275 274 273 272 271 270 269 268

Large Dog Park

Dixie Lane

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Sunshine Court

198 207

Kelsay Lane

197 208

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Sunshine Court

Whooping Crane Lane

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Enjoy the Lifestyle

• Concerts, Dances, Shows • Computer/Internet Classes • Evening Dinners / Donuts / Breakfasts • Yoga / Aerobics / Water Aerobics • Pickleball Courts • Horseshoe Pits • Bocce Ball Court • Square / Round Dancing • Western Dancing • Organized Tours

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Sunway Drive

Pelican Lane

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Sunway Drive

FACILITIES

• RC Track • Full-Time Activity Director in season • Smoke-Free Buildings • Billiards • Fitness Center • Library • Free Time Warner Cable TV • High Speed Tengo Wi-Fi Internet ($) • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot (Main Hall)

Song Bird Park

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• RV / Park Model Sites are all 40' x 50' with a 10' x 40' concrete pad. • Manufactured Sites are 45' x 105' with a 10' x 40' concrete pad. • Park Model Rentals Available.

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• Gated Community • Full-Service Laundry • On-Site, Non-denominational Church Service • Heated Pool & Spa • ADA Pool Lift • Putting Green • Lighted Shuffleboard Courts • Lighted Pickleball Courts • Horseshoe Pits • Bocce Ball Court

RULES & REGULATIONS

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Green Lane

• 535 Total Sites • 88 Manufactured Sites • 447 RV / Park Model Sites • All Manufactures Sites are 200 Electric Amp. • All RV / Park Model Sites are 30/50 Amp.

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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.

P.O. BOX

Dog Walk Area Pavilion

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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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Tropic Winds 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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