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Today we went to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse built in 1887. Surrounding the lighthouse are the original keepers' dwellings with historical artifacts. ( a lot of the tools there reminded me of my Dad) We climbed 203 steps to almost the top of 165 ft Lighthouse and got to walk around the top balcony. Fantastic views of Dayton Beach area and the Inlet areas. David loved it especially looking over the edge....lol NOT!!!! I got some excellent photos, and it ...
Drove to Daytona Beach,no stopping along the way. Nice hotel, right on the beach front. After we got organized off we trotted to the beach for a nice stroll, and a play in the waves, then back to the hotel to lay in the sun on the recliners before having a dip in the pool. Gorgeous day not too hot and the ocean water was so warm. ...
I surprised David with a custom road trip shirt for the trip. We left home at 6:30...Shawna and the grandkids were on hand to say goodbye and take pics of us as we left. We hit light rain briefly and took US 1 all the way into Melbourne to avoid any other rain. We met David's parents at Cheddars for a late dinner and another goodbye and then took I95 North to our first overnight stop...Daytona. While ...
... you will see what i am talking about once you see the pics. Hence we decided to stay back in Daytona for a few more days.
We spent our evenings at Mai tai bar then dinner around the beach
Sloppy Joes restaurant is one of the places i really liked. I tried sloppy joe for the first time loved it!!! if you ok eating beef you should try it!!
Oh, it is so good to be back in the big comfortable bed again! Slept like a baby.
Poots, that's another story. Since arriving home, she has taken up homesteading behind the sofa in the living room. And she ain't comin' out! Okay she goes to the sun porch to take a dive into the litter box, but that's all. No socializing, none. Well, maybe she'll get used to this new old new life.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility