20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Daytona Beach

After our Christmas housesit in The Villages, Florida we spent two weeks at Daytona Beach. And while it took me some time to convince John to pose for a selfie, the end result speaks volumes about how inept we are at this social media craze!

The beach itself is phenomenal. It stretches for miles and is lined with hotel after hotel after hotel. Quite a number of them were damaged during the latest hurricane and while some were being repaired others were boarded up. That said, it was surprisingly busy for early January (especially on the weekends) and I cannot fathom what it must be like during Spring Break. Of course, that's my age speaking, but hey, whatever.

If the beach isn't your thing there is always something else to do in Daytona. Everything from shopping to eating and drinking, miniature golf to amusement park rides. Look carefully at the background. See that dot in the middle of the two towers?

Looking north from the pier
It's a sling shot type ride that catapults you skyward. 

Yikes! Can you imagine the G-force at the moment of take off? NO, thank you! Also featured is a roller coaster (seen at the bottom left). 

A little further south is the pier.

The restaurant with tables on both the pier and upper deck provide great views of the beach.

Looking south

On the far side of the restaurant is a fishing pier.

And of course what would a beach worth its weight in sand be without a shopping mall? This multi-coloured complex included restaurants and shops.

We had a few showers during our stay, but the rainbows made it all worthwhile.

Sunrises over the Atlantic were pretty spectacular as well.

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  1. Just seeing you in shorts fills me with memories of last year! Great that you're getting all this R & R. As for the sling shot ride - I'm with you, Dianne!
    The selfie was great, btw!

    1. Thanks, Alan! And yes, I cannot imagine paying for that ride. Worse, they could not pay me enough to even contemplate it!

  2. You find the nicest places to stay. Your selfie is just right.

    1. We are indeed very fortunate, Mike and Deb, when it comes to housesitting opportunities and we plan our free time around it. Thanks for dropping by. :)