When I was in Michigan... I hoped for good weather around my departure (December typically) and my return hopefully after the last snowflake (late March into April).... I know... We got snow on Mother's Day some years...
If I had to travel home thru salt, I would have washed it first time I could... Just like cars... I wouldn't let that stop me from escaping the cold.
Not yet retired...
Florida (Michigan transplant)
2014 Hurricane 32A
2000 Infinity (previous)