When I was a little girl my father put me on the back of a motorcycle with him. Before he could tell me be careful and don’t touch the exhaust pipe…I had already burnt my leg. My first encounter with a motorcycle.
While attending college in Broward County, I rode on the back of my best friends motorcycle but one day we came close to death when a gentleman tapped the back of the motorcycle.
Neither one of us got hurt but that was the end of my biker babe days!
Yesterday as I traveled North on A1A. They were back...the bikers…it made me smile. Smile for many reasons.
My drive time seemed to be longer, not because traffic is bad but because I was enjoying the sights. You can feel the excitement in the air as vendors are set up all over the street. Daytona Beach needs commerce and we are happy the bikers have returned.
Motorcycles everywhere and our city once again has life… so many activities...our town so alive!
The natural beauty is incredible, we actually have beaches that are simply beaches…areas without concrete and still much natural wildlife.
In Daytona Beach we still have vacant land, that’s right we aren’t built out or even close.
The lifestyle here is different, its a little more casual, a bit more relaxed…the beauty of small town.
Let me share with you some interesting facts about the Daytona Beach area…
Yes we have baseball The Daytona Cubs, Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, you can watch them play at the ball field which is located in City Island in downtown Daytona Beach.
In the Daytona Beach area, we have some of the freshest seafood, fish from the river and the ocean, we have clamming, crabbing and fishing and shrimping.
All great eating. My personal favorite is clamming and fishing running a close second.
The Daytona Beach International Speedway is known as the World Center for Racing.
The Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory is located in downtown Daytona Beach…if you like chocolate you’ll love Angell and Phelps. Take a tour…enjoy some chocolate.
In Daytona Beach, our Flea and Farmer’s Market cover over 40 acres of land, a wide variety of vendors and many many bargains.
Sugar Mill Gardens is located in Port Orange, Florida 1 city south of Daytona Beach. Enjoy the old English sugar mill, with 12 acres of botanical gardens…really breathtaking.I got married there…just beautiful..something to see.
Tomoka State Park offers fishing, hiking, camping and boating.
The Hawaiian Tropic Plant employs 2,000 people world wide and the plant covers over 306,500 square feet. Now that is a lot of suntan lotion.
These are just a few things I love about Daytona Beach, while I am no biker babe...I sure am happy to make my home here.