Howard Johnson Ormond Beach At Destination Daytona
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... little shop. Cheryl and Gayle once again walked over with Harley and met us there. Cheryl wanted to see the boat that Leon was working on. I spoke about it before, but if you recall, we didn’t really get a good look at it because of the wasp attack. Oh, by the way, the golf cart was obtained by trading some lawn mowing for it.
We also saw other projects Leon had going like the gator head (for a graduation party), another boat, ...
... table by servers.
After asking the usual questions, Cheryl ordered a salad with blackened Mahi Mahi. I had a chicken sandwich that was like no other I have ever had. It was very good. One of the sides they offer is hushpuppies. My sandwich came with one on the side and it was fantastic. I have had hushpuppies before and never really had any I really liked that well. These were really good. In fact, we all enjoyed what we got and ...
... off shore. Not all of the people were retired like us, since there were many young people here.
An assortment of wildlife was present as well. Sandpipers scurried around the sand stopping to peck at something of interest, then scurrying somewhere else. Brown pelicans were seen drifting on the tide or scanning the waters below while flying about 50’ above. Occasionally they would stop flapping their wings and dive toward ...
... their favorite driver to sign. Drivers, owners, officials and celebrities walk this area during the pre-race hours and mingle with the crowd. It looks like a great place to be during race day.
Also in this area, the tech inspection garage, also called the room of doom, was visible. This is where the racing officials inspect the racing vehicles for rule violations and, as the name implies, often find them. They insure that the playing field is level ...
... the blizzard and all. We all agreed that 45 and breezy was just fine compared to what we would be experiencing at home. Bruce and Ranger had camped out in their car Thursday night, we suspect huddling together for warmth, something their tent could not provide.
OK so I was wrong about the fireworks, but everything else about my birthday was special. Highlights included some great racing, a good wander around the track, the fan acces to the pre ...