I have to admit, there's nothing like a good old northeast Christmas. To me it's laughable to hear Christmas music when it's 75 degrees out. I used to love to ski as well, but with a bad back and knees those days are long gone. I also enjoyed snowmobiling, but those long weeks of constant grey skies gets so depressing. It's amazing how much more cheerful you feel with the sun shining nearly every day.
I do miss being around my friends and toys, but so far manage to find enough to do down here to keep me happy. I'd much rather be home, but the nice weather is worth the sacrifice.