Monday, March 5, 2018 – Pretty Toes

It was a lovely sunny morning.  We spent an hour or so sitting in the sun on the balcony watching the waves and people watching.

We left and had lunch then had pedicures.  Next to the nail salon was a hair salon so Mom got her hair trimmed.

We then drove around the community, drove on the beach for a while and then went back to the condo.  The sun went away most of the afternoon.  It might have hit 70 today but much less wind so it was much nicer than yesterday.

Judy and I went to Panera Bread and brought back dinner.


Daytona Beach Area Map


Sunday, March 4, 2018 – More Turtle, Less Rabbit

We were up early to see the sunrise this morning.  Lovely.  It was too chilly to sit on the balcony so I just pulled the patio chair inside for Mom to watch out the window.  We are on the 6th floor and have lovely full windows in the living room and the master bedroom.




We have rented condos in this building twice before.  We love the location and the views here.  You are direct ocean front and normally you get to watch the cars driving on the beach.

There is a high surf warning for several days and at high tide the water is coming clear up the sea wall.  At low tide you did see a few cars but not many today.


This is the view looking right from our balcony.


In the middle is the beach ramp where you normally drive on to the beach.


Here is the beach access from the pool area at our condo. At high tide today, you would walk right into the surf.


This is the view looking left from our balcony.

We drove over to the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market that is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  They have 1000 booths.  More “stuff” than you can imagine.  We purchased a few items and I rented a portable mobility scooter for Mom to use this week.

We had some lunch and then made a short stop at the Museum of Arts & Science here in Daytona.  I had read about an exhibit there I thought we would all enjoy.  Mom has a large Coca-Cola item collection at home.  She probably has 1000 items.  We are in the process of selling the collection as she prepares to sell the house.

We enjoyed The Root Family Museum- established in late 2001 and features one of the largest Coca-Cola memorabilia collections in the world, an immense collection of teddy bears, Indy Series race cars, train cars, and other popular Americana.

With every imaginable item relating to the bottling, advertising, and consumption of Coca-Cola in their collection, the Root family has collected one of the most historically important compilations of the infamous American soft drink on which their family fortune was founded. Through a selection of glass bottles representing the changing trends in bottling over the decades, this exhibit chronicles the transition of the Root Family Glass Works into associated Coca-Cola, the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the nation. This collection includes everything Coca-Cola, from the evolution of the Coca-Cola vending machines to the science behind the construction of the Coca-Cola bottle.


So while we were enjoying the museum Mom had to make a U-turn and go back when we reached some stairs.  Well she got a little wild with the scooter and about ran in to something.  In the picture below you see the handle on the scooter.  On the left is a picture of a turtle and on the right is a picture of a rabbit.  The higher you turn it up, the faster you can go when you pull the lever.

When Mom got a little carried away, I said we need a little more turtle and a little less rabbit.  You had to be there, but it was pretty funny at the moment and so that is the title for the day.



We made one more stop and then went back to the condo to just hang out (take a nap).  About 7:00pm we went around the corner for dinner at a local Italian restaurant.  It was very good.

It was a very nice day.  Sunny but windy and only reached about 65 degrees today.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Drive 85 miles, fly 1200 miles, drive 78 miles = Daytona Beach Shores, FL

No EggCamper this trip!  Mom & I left home at 8:00am this morning for the airport.  We were 30 miles from the airport when I rec’d a text saying our flight departure was delayed from 11:40am to 1:45pm.  Drat!  So we continued on to Zona Rosa and stopped and wandered thru a store for awhile then had breakfast at Cracker Barrel.

So we finally went to the airport and boarded at 1:00pm.  Flight took off at 1:30pm.  Surprisingly the flight was not full.  It was a beautiful, sunny flight.  Landed in Orlando at 4:45pm.

We met up with Judy (she flew in the day before), got the bags, picked up our rental car (Dodge minivan) and drove to Daytona Beach Shores, FL.  We arrived at our rental condo at 7:15pm.

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 – Home, Sweet, Home

I left Tunica about 10:00am and headed for home.  It was another nice day for driving.  It was 430 miles to home.  I arrived home about 6:45pm.

During the trip I drove a total of 2291 miles.  Not all of that was in tow.

I had mostly good weather.  In Panama City, on Mon, Tues and Wed it was 80 degrees.  On Thurs and Fri the winds came up and the temps went down.  High was 68 on Thurs and 70 on Fri.

It was a nice, relaxing trip.

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#208 – Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 – The long road home

I left Panama City Beach at 9:00am and headed north.  It was a nice day for driving.  I drove 537 miles with a few very short stops for gas and food along the way.

I arrived at Sam’s Town RV Park in Tunica, MS at 8:00pm.  It was a good overnight stop.  It is a very well lit park with a great light on each electric outlet.  This helped with the hooking up after dark.  It was $19.99 for full hook up.  P1090904