It's about time.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Enough complaining. Glad we are here!

Our Location today is Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

After our neighbors telling us that they were hitting the road by 6:30 this morning Kathy woke up slightly after 6:00 and recognized the sound of a diesel pulling away. Then she went straight back to sleep. After what happen when we left Sugar Loaf Key I should have taken something to guarantee that I’d sleep. Instead I slept solid for a whole hour before spending the remainder of the night tossing and turning until just before 6:00. So I didn’t hear them leaving but that ended up being the second hour of sleep that I got last night. 

By 7:30 my back said it was time to get moving and as soon as the sound of the kettle popped to indicate the water was hot Kathy joined me for breakfast. Once we’d finished making the trailer road worthy and a quick stop at the office we were on the road by 9:10. Even with the I-95 highway ramp being less than a thousand feet from the resort the GPS insisted on giving us a last ten mile detour before getting us to the Interstate. 

Our need to stop and stretch our legs came around 10:45 so we chose to stop at a Cracker Barrel where we had an early lunch. Once all our needs had been taken care of we were back on the road by 11:30 and continued our northerly trek up I-95 until we again stopped to stretch around 1:30 at one of the state’s many rest stops. 

Numerous times throughout today’s travels our GPS tried to have us take alternate routes that would take us away from the coast and Kathy would have to reset our destination so we’d continue making time on the interstate. Finally as we neared our destination and because we’d never been to this location before it was suggested we follow the GPS’s instructions. At that point it had us travel twelve miles west before turning us northeast for ten miles. Believe it or not it brought us right to our destination that was less than five hundred feet from the I-95 off ramp. 

We had driven 261 miles today and finished checking in at 3:30 where we were led immediately to our site. It was a drive through site that was totally covered stone with no grass and if someone was in a hurry they could drive right next to your door steps. I said “no way!” Strange they had another back in site that was perfect especially since we’re staying for five nights.

 Of course we were setting the trailer up in the heat of the day again and even though the first thing we did was turn on the AC it was still too hot inside at 6:30 when we left to go out to eat supper. We simply drove across the intersection to the McDonalds. It wasn’t for the gourmet entrees but for their Air Conditioned dining area to help us cool off.

Without the use of the GPS we headed down International Speedway Boulevard and were amazed at everything that was within a short drive from our campground. We didn’t have our camera with us but were in awe at the size of the Daytona Speedway and the fact that it is undergoing a major expansion of the bleachers. There is a humongous crane on site helping with the expansion the size of which I’ve only seen used on skyscraper projects.

Back at the trailer the temperature had cooled enough that the cool breeze that was blowing allowed us to sit outside for a few minutes. We’ll be busy for the next few days and we’ll make certain to bring the camera with us. This kind of sums up our day. It was too hot, no sleep, forgot the camera, damn GPS but boy are we glad we are here! LOL. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. I hate when the GPS does that!! Glad you made it, though! We'll be just a little bit behind you . . . we head to Vero Beach on Saturday, and then St. Augustine next Tuesday!

  2. Have been in that area few times and even camped on the infield of the speedway twice and amazing experience. Lots to see there and love the huge Daytona Beach Flea Market.

  3. whew... hate travelling when it's that hot that your rv don't even cool down when you get to the site. Glad you could escape to the McDonalds for a while. Like you said, it's not the entrees offered, but the AC and free WIFI! LOL

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  4. Our GPS goes crazy like that too. Now that I have an iPhone 6, we rely on the phones GPS. We put the address in my phone and on our GPS. My phone has been the most direct and correct so far. Sometimes our GPS takes us the totally wrong direction. Good grief.

  5. Our GPS sometimes does that to us as well. I usually double check it with my phone navigation app.

    We usually run our generator when we're traveling, so we always have a cool house. One of the benefits of a motorhome, I guess. Enjoy Daytona. I'm not sure if you enjoy Florida springs, but there are a lot of gorgeous state parks with springs near Daytona. Well worth the drive in my opinion.