Last week, we decided to pull off the interstate and spend two nights near the glittering beaches of Daytona. Shortly after we arrived, it rained. To be more accurate – it poured (which is pretty loud when you’re in an RV).
We looked out the window and saw people running about with ponchos on. Being Arizonans, we ventured out in the rain without coats or umbrellas. We were soaked from the miniature run between our RV and our truck. The girls were delighted.
We spent part of the morning at the Marine Science Center. We touched stingrays and made snake bracelets in the craft area (see above).
Afterward, Tim spotted an open spot right near the beach that said something about vehicle access. He turned and we found ourselves driving up and down the beach in the rain…pretty close to the water too. “Take some pictures,” Tim commanded gleefully, “I don’t want to stop and have our tires sink down in the sand.” Uh – okay.
We also went to the Daytona International Speedway for an all-access tour. That is a crazy sport, I tell you. You should have seen the slope that those cars drive on.
Of course, we also did the Ultimate Rainy Day activity – it starts with an “R” and ends with “eading.”
Have you ever been to Daytona Beach? What did you like/not like about it?
* Special thanks to the Daytona Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing passes for area attractions.