I'm prepping for a circuit of Florida next week with my Dad. I had some vacation days to burn, and we've been talking about a trip for awhile. A trip where we can do all of the Man things that the ladies don't enjoy.
How many times have I driven by that Don Garlits museum sign? How long since we've driven on Daytona Beach? There's a car museum there, too...
Dad is 76, and a lifelong RVer and ex-fulltimer. They had to "land" a few years back for health reasons, but he still loves to go. He's not as mobile as he should be, but I can handle the slack. I'll just have to fit my trip to him. My trips with my wife are all about exploring on foot or bicycle, paddling in new waters we find. This trip will be things we can drive an AC-equipped car to. I'll be storing up priceless memories, though!
Anyway, I'll try to keep a trip report updated here with some pictures.
Basic itinerary will be Atlanta to Ocala, then east to Daytona, then Canaveral, down A1A to St Lucie. Skip around Miami and get on down to Pennekamp for a tour. We'll explore the Overseas Hwy. down to Key West and stay at the NAS campground on Dredgers Key for a couple of days.
On the way back we'll visit some Kinfolk in Lithia and friends in Clearwater, then mosey up 19 toward I75 and home.
It's a hot time to visit Florida, I know! I'll try to drive during his naptimes, and I just spent the day yesterday putting a new window AC in the Trillium
for him. Seems funny, after all the time and expense to eliminate the AC last year.
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