|Space 18 at Sunshine Holiday Daytona|
THEN, because the whole park is out of power, the maintenance guy comes over and starts the generator, because the water plant needs to be running or everybody has to boil their water. So not only is there the constant din of a big diesel generator going outside, there is an irate wife the inside of the trailer.
not a good night. Sorry Honey for not listening to you.
We did have a good next day though. A trip to the Daytona International Speedway. The tour was great.
|Driving on Daytona Beach with 35mph winds and Cold !! Still fun to drive for miles along the beach.|
|We did the All Access Tour at Daytona - a Must Do if you ever get there !|
|You can't tell, but the finish line is sloped at 18 degrees. We're trying to stand up vertical..|
|Driving the Track and Getting All the Details at each Turn - Awesome !|
|The New Grandstand Completed - Toured Special Boxes - Inside and Out pretty incredible !|
|Jack Scroggins, Glenda's Dad grew up a fan of Fireball Roberts.|
After we left Daytona Beach, we went to Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island (North of Jacksonville on Coast). This is the northern most point you can get in Florida. Across the river is Georgia. This park really was cool. The drive into the park is actually designated as a historical point because of the trees being covered in Spanish Moss. It just looks cool to me. The pictures don't do it justice.
Just as soon as we were set up in our spot, this little fella came by (yes Armadillo are everywhere). Boy, Piper was real curious.
Here are a few of the Fort. I am amazed that our forefathers were able to build things like this fort way out in the boonies. The bricks had to be shipped in from New York and Pennsylvania. (there's a lot of them). This fort was active during the civil war and later even saw duty during WWII. Great park.
|She's wondering if this is me trying to kill her again.|
|Alligator was here yesterday.|
|Just a swamp, nobody home here|
|Everyone comes out to watch the sunset each night.|
|This was our sunset that evening.|
From Amelia Island, we headed to Spirit of the Suawanee Music Festival and campground. We came in on a Friday on a weekend where there was no big outdoor concert being held. There was a band on Friday night and another group playing in the music hall called "Lettuce" on Saturday night. Our first clue that this place was going to be fun, was when we came back in late on Friday night. WE had gone over to meet up with Jackie and Randy at Steven Foster State Park for dinner, and when we returned this place was loud! And full of people in tie die, and what I'll call 60's garb. The next day we toured around the 800 acre park and quite frankly, I can't describe what we saw. Kind of reminded me of a 60's or early 70's commune/Woodstock/hippie hangout/pot smoking something...
There were literally thousands of tents out in the primitive areas,
|This is the Bat house.|
|sculputures made of old pallets|
|Yea you know what I'm going to do...........|
|I've got wood.|
|beach area after the kids left, "Way Down upon the Suawanee River"|
|This is the Chapel.|
|This area was totally covered in tents the day before.|
|our spot out in the more conservative section. Notice we are all but alone.|
Then headed to Henderson State Beach in Destin, FL.