Spring Break on AMI? Or Just a Lot of Snowbirds?

The Bradenton Herald has just printed an article suggesting that the heavy traffic on the way to Anna Maria Island (in the morning) and on the way back to the mainland (in the afternoon) are largely caused by spring breakers.

That leads me to question the definition.

Considering that ‘Spring Break’ generally refers to school kids, I find that this article way over-presents that segment of the beach-traffic population. Most folks out Anna Maria Island way are far older than students in their teens or early 20s, though not always better behaved. Those out-of-state license plates we see so many of are most likely to belong to the many, many snowbirds who come here from other parts of the country. Can they be considered ‘spring breakers?’

You will have to decide. Here’s the article in question:

Spring Breakers fill AMI

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