Adventures in Paradise
This is the view from our bedroom this morning at 7:30.
We got to the area towards the end of Motorcycle Week. The biggest Harley dealership in the world is in Daytona, so it is a real mecca for bikers (all of whom are about two decades older than you imagine they ought to be).
At the Big Cabbage Campground they have pioneered the sport of Slaw Wrestling, similar to Mud Wrestling, but with dressing (on the cabbage, not the wrestlers).
We visited Marineland, which used to have a lot of trained dolphin shows but focuses now on education. Julia was able to get this candid shot of one of the residents.
There are several programs where you get to feed or wade with the dolphins.
In Bulow State Park has one of the biggest live oak trees in Florida. It's about 60' high and 300' across.
There is also an abandoned sugar mill (abandoned during the Seminole War in 1836) and several hiling trails.
Washington Oaks is another state park on A1A. Things are starting to bloom, as this harvester shows. We had been here a few years ago for an Earth Day Festival.
Tomorrow we are back to work with a concert in Jacksonville.