21st Annual Daytona Beach Boat Show (Part 2)

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Last week I wrote a post to let everyone know about the 21st Annual Daytona Beach Boat Show that was happening this weekend at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. You can read that post here: 21st Annual Daytona Beach Boat Show

I think you'll find this next part fascinating. It's a little bit of my history. I promise it's not boring!

For 22 years (since I was 18 years old), in addition to whatever full-time job I was working, and sometimes AS the full time job, I taught hi-lo aerobics, then Step aerobics, then aquatic aerobics, then Spinning, then yoga... You get the picture. Anyway, around 12 or 13 years ago, there was this guy who would take my classes off and on. He would attend for a while, then disappear for a few months. But heHudson Force 50 always resurfaced eventually. I eventually found out he lived on a sailboat. It was a Hudson Force 50. (Ever see the movie, Captain Ron?) He had sold a profitable business and bought a boat. He was now taking an extended sabbatical as he sailed up and down the east coast of the U.S., to the Bahamas, to Mexico, etc. That was why he would disappear for a while.

To make a long story short, I'm now married to that man. So, since Valentine's Day is next week, and since when you live in a tourist-based town, you never know what's going on (unless you're a blogger), I figured it was a safe assumption that Mark was not aware of this weekend's boat show. So I bought tickets and surprised him with them.

Knowing that it wouldn't take us long to tour the show since his sailing days are over, (can someone say "mid-life crisis"?) and that he's not interested in buying another boat, we didn't go until the last couple of hours. The entire Ocean Center was almost empty and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. So it took even less time! AND there were no people in the Ocean Walk Shoppesway of my boat pictures.

Since it was still relatively early, we then walked across the street to the Ocean Walk and Boardwalk. It was fun to wander around and do a little bit of tourist -watching. Why is it that most people tend to not visit the attractions in their own home towns? We can wrack our brains, trying to think of places to go when there are plenty of things to do, just a few minutes from home. 

We did all this is just a couple of hours and I got plenty of photos and video footage. I haven't had time yet, to download the photos from my camera cards or do any video editing, so I'll have to post those at another time. Sorry!

If you're interested in buying real estate in Daytona Beach, I'd love to help. Make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill for all your real estate needs. I'm a Daytona Beach native (a rare breed!) and have sold homes in every city in east Volusia County, most of west Volusia and even one in Flagler Beach. I hope to hear from you soon!


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Jeff Belonger
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Lisa.... what an awesome story.... and yes, I saw the movie Captain Ron.. I am jealous. I don't know much about boats, but I love boats and the water. I would some day love to sail down south, around the islands for a week. My parents did it with 2 other couples one year.  Thanks for sharing this.

jeff belonger
Feb 10, 2008 04:17 PM #1
Maria Couto
RE/MAX Premier - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You'
Nice post Lisa. Your husband has/is living my dream. I don't want to say I'm jealous, but I sure wish I could do it.
Feb 10, 2008 04:23 PM #2
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Jeff- He did that for 2 years.

Maria- I stole his dream =P  I get sea sick. LOL! No, actually he had a 2 year plan and met me near the end of the plan. He sold the boat and put down a large chunk of money on our house when we got married. That was 9 years ago. 

Feb 10, 2008 06:02 PM #3
Dan Forbes
Bradenton, FL
Lisa - You have some beautiful sights there with the Ocean at your feet.  Boat shows can be a lot of phone as long as you leave your checkbook at home.
Feb 10, 2008 10:42 PM #4
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Nice story,Lisa. So not everybody was at the Speedway this weekend... I do like racing so I expect you to post a little about that!
Feb 10, 2008 11:07 PM #5
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
I find that blogging about festivals, events and boat show sort of events brings alot of traffic to my blog.  Are you finding success?
Feb 10, 2008 11:18 PM #6
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate
Chris- I haven't even checked! I guess I should do that. (D'oh)
Feb 11, 2008 09:05 AM #7
Katrina Madewell
Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196 - Tampa, FL
Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196
this looks like so much fun!
Feb 13, 2008 05:19 PM #8
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