We know yesterdays post was a little bland. So lets review.

Out of the rat race but into the fun but busy life. That is our only excuse for short and to the point blog entries.

As we mentioned dining with friends, Jamie and Patsy, at a wonderful restaurant in Ponce Inlet on the inner coastal waterway named Down the Hatch. They treated us to a spectacular dinner of crab stuffed flounder and crab stuffed shrimp while we watched manatees and dolphins playing in the water. It was so nice to see friends from our old home town visiting us in our temporary new home town. These are some of  the nice benefits to our new work camping life style. Of course with camping, is the working, which is an adventure in itself.

For now, Daytona International Speedway, is our place of employ. I guess we’ve become carnies as this place is like a circus. With the 24 hr Rolex, Bud shootout, Slick mist 200, Qualifying for the 500, Gatorade duel, the Truck race, Nationwide series race, The Daytona 500, and the races during Bike Week the “work” is anything but. So far we have directed traffic, walking and driving, given directions/information, driven and been ambassadors on the fan shuttle, guarded gates for hours on end, inspected motorhomes for contraband, and all the while smiling and saying “Welcome to Daytona”. Then there’s the camping.

In our spare time we have ridden our Yamaha Zuma scooter (70 mpg) to the beautiful St Johns River with a quick stop to sneak into the pits at the Volusia County Speedway. Also we’ve had time with Aunt Lee and Uncle John (on Tracy’s side) where they treated us to another fabulous dinner at Ponce Inlet at the Lighthouse Landing restaurant where we enjoyed fresh oysters, grilled scallops, cod, Johns famous fried alligator tail and some conch chowder. All the while getting re-aquainted with Tracy’s cousin, Serena, and her absolutely adorable daughter, Sophia. Sophia amazed us all with her uncanny ability to lure wild squirrels with stale goldfish and get them to eat out of her hand. We can’t wait to get re-aquainted with Adam, Serena’s brother, and his son before we head out west.

Sophia

Stay tuned….

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