Daytona Beach, Florida

Jerry was raised in Central Florida and has been to Daytona Beach a lot. It was what school kids did on the weekends. My how this beach has changed. While you can still drive on the beach, the famous boardwalk is gone and many of the iconic places have been modernized. I still cannot see how they call this progress. It is sad.

In late Spring 2007, we made a trip to Central Florida. This is where Jerry is from so we were going to visit some relatives and also go to Disney World and Daytona Beach. Jerry has been to Daytona Beach numerous times and has fond memories of the boardwalk, the pier and cruising up and down the water's edge (yes, you can drive on the beach). Sadly, some company had been buying up and demolishing all the businesses along the boardwalk so the landscape was drastically different. Where once thriving businesses were was now vacant lots. Where cool little shops used to be, was now an ugly mega-mall structure. What a shame. We will never go back.

Below are the few pictures we took while there. This was only an overnight stop as there really wasn't any reason to stay.

We visited here in 06/2007.

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