March 21, 2015
Last trip we had no crowds pick of hotels, laid back, cheep prices...this trip (SMACK DAB in the MIDDLE of SPRING BREAK, a cheer leading competition and the ending of bike week) was slightly different...CROWDS, HEIGHTEN PRICES and TONS of activities EVERYWHERE. We got one of the last hotel rooms at our place and they wouldn't honer the coupon...(hotel was on the beach...but the place was NOT worth the increased PRICE.)
After getting to the beach( traffic was awful) and to our hotel after the many many many miles of travel all we wanted to do was flop down somewhere...anywhere...
We found Racers North End was a nice place to enjoy a meal, It was on the beach, there was a live musician (although he ended his first set just as we sat down and returned just as we were leaving), the food was pretty good, and there was an auto museum inside.
After dinner we meet up with my Uncle Dean, he lives in the next town over. I haven't seen him since I was a few years older then this guy pictured below. It was nice to meet up with him, catch up on many many many years and he took us to the famous Daytona Boardwalk.
Like most boardwalks, there is the ocean on one side and the shops, arcades, rides and eateries on the other. Gavin sits of the toilet seat of this silly arcade game.
What a great day and evening we all had. It was great to spend time with a family member I haven't seen in years, We made plans to meet up for breakfast at...you guessed it a Waffle House in Daytona the following morning before heading to Orlando. The following morning Gavin and I waited in the dark for the sun to rise. (I so wanted to get a picture of the sun coming up from the water. It never happened. Just like turning on a light switch it went from dark to light...I blame the overcast rainy sky.)
Then we were back on the road...heading to Orlando.