Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Week in Daytona Beach

Dave had a business conference in Daytona Beach and since the hotel and car rental were already paid for, Charlie and I decided to buy a cheap ticket and spend a week down in sunny Florida. We stayed at the Hilton right on the beach. It was a different lifestyle than what I know but it was fun to try it out for a few days. It was in the "off-season" so there wasn't many people there. There were also a lot of empty arcades, souvenir shops, and tattoo parlors. We kind of had the place to ourselves and the locals. The weather was perfect! These pictures are in reverse order but you probably don't really care about the sequence of events.

Dave having fun with the go karts. He still considers himself a race car driver from his experience with the solar car race in Taiwan. I humor him. We stayed just down the street from the Daytona International Speedway where they have the famous Daytona 500 race. That place is HUGE!!

This one's for you, Ned! An excessively big truck parked in the valet parking driveway at our hotel. This picture almost doesn't do it justice.

This is at the top of an observation tower on our nature walk at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, FL. We look a little more freckled than usual.

Tickle attack!

We had a hard time prying Charlie away from the turtles.

Swimming at the very nice pool at our hotel.

We are just the typical tourists, doing the tourist thing.

Charlie, enjoying the high life.

A $1 merry-go-round ride at one of those deserted arcades.

Sometimes the slides were too hot to play on.

Isn't that just the cutest little Lycra butt you've ever seen?!

Charlie LOVED the ocean.


Mad Hadder said...

Oh my gosh! When did Dave grow that bust? I'm so jealous! Did he use that cream or the developer exerciser? Do tell!

Tracy Giles said...

It looks like you guys had such a fun time! I just got the anklet yesterday. Thank you so much. It's really pretty! I can't wait to go to the beach. I am ready for some sun.