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Mar 6, 2016 - Port Orange, FL.

We are so close to Daytona Beach, that the name of the campground is Daytona Beach Carefree Campground. When we made reservation, they were hard to find, because it was Bike Week. What! Turns out that Daytona is second only to Sturgis, SD. for motorcycle rally's. We have been to Sturgis during one and they were not kidding. Our campground is half full of bikers (no rowdies) and the other half are from Quebec (except us).

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May 27, 2014 - Port Orange, Florida

5/27 – 5/31 Our last stop for the month was Port Orange, Florida. It was a 145 mile trip (SR52, I75, CR470, CR48, US441, I4, I95)I to Daytona Beach Carefree RV Resort. While there we visited our friends Dorothy and Andy Walker. Andy worked for Xerox so we have known them forever. Most of our time was spent catching up on what we all had been doing for the last couple of years. Joan and Dorothy spent most mornings doing water aerobics while Ken and Andy were busy chewing the fat. We got introduced to gambling during our visit. The first...

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Jun 11, 2012 - And we're back!

Loved reading all of your encouraging remarks. Larry and Frani--we'd love to come your way, but Sam's (dad's) stomach is rebelling. It will have to wait, but now we've got directions! Sounds like a wonderful spot in ND. We had a great first day, and yes, we had planned on going via Mobile...north to 40 from there, but it's not to be--yet. We haven't given up, but have to get this stomach fixed first so Sam/dad can enjoy the trip. He thought he was okay when we left. Well, the good news is that we had a chance to give the RV a good try,...

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Mar 10, 2012 - Spruce Creek

From Mayport, we drove to visit friends who live near Port Orange, FL. Ed and Clark were USAFA classmates and we take any opportunity we can to visit them. This visit was not exactly what we anticipated and I hope we haven’t worn out our welcome. The Lynches live in a fly-in community and have a hangar attached to their house. We parked on the paved area in front of their hangar and have parked there in the past. This time, as Clark was getting the motor home situated, he managed to break a water line. A plumber was there before too long...

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Aug 13, 2011 - Packing and Apprehension

Today I started packing. I tried to do some Spanish practice, but that was futile with the loud drums playing coming from my brother's music room. Packing is hard when you have a limited amount of space so my mom is helping me limit the amount of things I pack. All this packing is making me so excited and nervous for my trip. My dad tested me on where Spain was on a map... I failed. I hope that my terrible geography skills will either improve or not affect me too terribly. So that's it for today... I decided to write my first journal entry...

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Jun 8, 2010 - Port Orange/Daytona

It was a very short drive over to Port Orange. After setting up, our friends Mike & Patti came to pick us up. We went to their favorite beach view bar/restaurant for lunch. It was overcast and even drizzled a little but that didn’t stop the Daytona Beach crowd. The beach was very active with bathers, bike riders, swimmers & volleyball players. There was even a parasail boat that went by, and a funny little truck that was a vendor with water and slushies. We check out the newly renovated Daytona Pier with amusement rides and a bungee...

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Jan 28, 2010 - Canaveral National Seashore

We have arrived safely in Daytona. Well, I guess it’s more accurate to say Port Orange. It was an easy 60 mile drive and we didn’t get in too much of a hurry to leave this morning. I think we finally pulled out of our campsite about 10:30 after goodbyes to Darrell, Judy, Mike and Peggy. We were set up in our new campground, Daytona Beach Carefree RV Resort, about noon. After a quick lunch, we drove the 25 miles or so to Canaveral National Seashore. What we found surprised us. We expected what we had seen at Padre Island National...

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Scratchin' the Itch

May 17, 2009 - Anticipation

Still working on the mechanics of the map, etc., of this journal. RV still packed and ready. A few new reservations made for first week out...I hope. Sam/dad feeling great. Getting new tires tomorrow, lab Tues., Chris Wed., last minute packing again Thurs., LIFT OFF Friday! Stay tuned.

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Apr 24, 2009 - Gamble Place in Port Orange

I am staying at a KOA in Port Orange, just west of Daytona Beach, because that is where the Florida Chapter of RVW is meeting this month. I decided to give a rally one more shot and this one was worth it. The leaders went out of their way to welcome me when I got here, and let me know what is going on. The people attending this rally are very friendly and interested in me and where I come from and am going to. This morning, we went to the Cracker Creek Canoeing establishment to kayak on the Spruce Creek. Then, we had a nice lunch, rode on a...

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