[caption id="attachment_1784" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Daytona Beach Pier
(now much shorter due to hurricanes)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1785" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Nom, Nom...Pizzaaa[/caption]
Yay, it’s Aussie Day ♫ it’s really Aussie Day ♫ That’s why I feel so Gay, because it’s Aussie Day!! ♫
I get to see my best mate! I’m super stoked, we haven’t seen one another in over a year. Even though she’s been here for years, she has yet to go to Daytona, so we thought what better timing than together. Duckie, (that’s my name for her. I know, cute huh!?) met up with us and we headed to Daytona.
First we grabbed a bite to eat, Duckie was hungry and needed to get a full belly…this would have been better earlier as I will update you as to why…
After our bite we started walking the boardwalk. We went into some stores to look for stickers, we tried to take pictures in a photo booth but it was broken. We looked at all of the rides they had. I don’t think anyone was working them (except maybe the Ferris Wheel, that thing is always running!) due to the off-season.
[caption id="attachment_1787" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Play time or Free Shower?
As you walk down the boardwalk (depending on the way you are going) you can go straight at one point to stay on the boardwalk or break-off up a couple of steps into the pavilion. It's pretty cool, this area is called the Ocean Walk Shoppes with a stage built in the North side and shops & dining built into the rest of it! They have a pretty great movie theater as well. As we were walking toward the shops, Duckie said she didn't feel well. Luckily, I knew where the terdlets are so that's where we went. Unfortunately, they sit at the back of the third story...so we went...quickly. To make a gross story short, she got sick, sick and sicker. After spending quality time with her porcelain God my Duckie recovered enough to make fun of J' in a 'shoe insert' shop that he, by no means, wanted to be in.
[caption id="attachment_1788" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Best Mates forever[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1789" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Do you have a minute?
As we were walking back down the stairs, there was another photo booth right at the bottom and it worked! Woo-hoo. This photo booth was definitely way more rad than the broken one we came across earlier. It was all digitized and played back a recording of you taking your pictures and it gave you two sets of pictures. Pretty rad stuff, man! Oh, and there was a super-creeper sitting with his little dog right outside of the photo booth...'Wanna pet my doggy?'....umm, gross.
We walked back down the boardwalk over to Main St. We had to show her where all of the madness of Bike Week takes place. It's almost eerie walking down Main St. when it isn't Bike Week, due to there not being a single soul on the sidewalks or in the shops. Everything is closed down. It's strange but understandable. We went in a couple more stores and then started heading back toward Joon Van.
[caption id="attachment_1790" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Duckie asks,”Why are they selling Arabs at Daytona Beach?”[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1791" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My own Feng Shui Tortoise[/caption]
Duckie needed a little something to refresh herself so we stopped @ the same joint and grabbed a pepsi and some fries, then headed back to get her to work on time.
*Side-note: We learned that J’ was telling Duckie about these awesome pills (5-HTP-a building block of serotonin) and he gave her two to try, to see how she felt with it. Those two pills and no food earlier in the day is what made her sick! Nice inside joke, right? haha *
[caption id="attachment_1792" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Food. Round 2[/caption]