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trip report day 9

Today was a chance to see more of the parks so we were going to St Augustine and Daytona speedway. Drove to St Augustine but disaster struck, the heavens were open when we arrived there, litterally!! We hadn't bought any macs as just had 100 degrees sunshine in Orlando all week so didn't expect the change. First thing we decided to go was get food, found this little greek restaurant and had BLT and fries. Went to an arcade to shelter from rain and decided had to buy ponchos which we did but they were no good, the rain was so bad the wind was blowing our hoods down, there was about a couple of inches of puddles everywhere, our socks and trainers were squelching, we tried to walk around but it was fruitless so didn't actually do anything as decided to abandon this and run for the car! I had wanted to go to the lighthouse and oldest house museum but couldn't. Drove to Daytona and lo and behold the sun was scorching again!! Was about 3.15 and managed to get on the bus tour of the track for 3.30. Really enjoyed it although not speedway fans, was just something different to do. Drove back to I-drive and went to Millers for dinner. Had the special for 11 dollars - a full rack of baby back ribs with fries and coleslaw. Was absolutely delicious and I was a pig and ate the lot!!! Disappointedly couldn't manage pudding for some reason lol!! Will do rest of my tr's tomorrow now!

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1. Re: trip report day 9

Isn't it great having a car - you can just ditch one idea and go with another

Shame about St Augustine - when we went it was freezing which cut our visit short too

No visits to the first aid room today then lol

Enjoying your TRs - thanks

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What a pity you had such awful weather in St Augustine. We have stayed there a few times (always in October) and had great weather every visit.

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Shame about the weather nut much better for you at Daytona

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Yeah it happens no more summer trips to Orlando for me.

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