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 he 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 way 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!
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