We left for our summer vacation the day after the boys finished school (June 29) and flew down to Daytona Beach, Florida. Yes we went to Florida in July....call me crazy but we had a reason. My oldest son's favorite sport to watch is Nascar and it is not a very popular sport in Canada so he get teased at school as it seems the only acceptable sport to enjoy in this country is hockey. We wanted to make this a special trip that they would both remember for life. So we got tickets to two races at the Daytona International Speedway on July 6th and 7th and then for my youngest son we spent a day at the new Legoland located just south of Orlando.
We booked a hotel in Daytona Beach right on the ocean, here is the view from our balcony.
I had never swam in the ocean so this was a special treat for me as I love being in the water. Tim and I would go for morning walks on the beach and then wake the boys and we would swim all morning.
Here is the view down the beach at low tide, I loved that the beach was not crowded as most of the buildings you see are condominiums.
I thought it was pretty cool that they allow cars to drive and park on the beach.
Here are the boys enjoying the waves.
I have a lot of pictures to go through of the trip and will post a few of the race in my next post.