White Daytona Christmas

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Christmas in Daytona is not snowy, and is highly unlikely to ever be snowy. Our white sand is a substitute for snow, and that’s what we have.

Anyway, this doesn’t affect our Holiday spirit. Not a bit. The feel of the Holiday is in the air, which is 81F. It is in the waters of the Atlantic, which are much cooler now at 67F, freezing cold for the locals, but wonderful for vacationers, who do not know that it is cold and enjoy the extended vacation season this year.

We went for a walk on the beach earlier than we usually do. Usually we walk later in the day. No because we like to walk when it is dark, it is simply difficult to do when the days are short, but the workload is the same, and you don't even notice that it is getting late, and you walk half of the way in the fading light, and then come back in the darkness.

There were plenty of people on the beach on Christmas day. Swimming, sun-tanning, walking, fishing, playing… enjoying the warm day. And on our way we met Santa. There was a line of people, who wanted to take pictures with Santa, so we did the same thing. And here is this photo.

White Christmas in Daytona Beach

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Joyce Marsh
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You both still look great!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays. All the best to you!

Dec 26, 2015 11:12 PM #4
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Bruce Walter - Not that I wanted to appear negligée  in the photo, but that was the moment. As for Zhukovesque - it is very funny. BTW, in November we celebrated 45 years being together with this spring chicken :)

Dec 26, 2015 11:37 PM #5
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Joyce Marsh - thank you, Joyce. I was looking at the photo you sent us recently, and oh my... what a difference

But we are here, and this is great,

All the best to you, too

Dec 26, 2015 11:39 PM #6
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Cool shot!  We dont have snow here yet in WI but it is on the way!

Dec 26, 2015 11:47 PM #7
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jon - You're right - Christmas doesn't need snow, it just needs the right attitude. I hope yours was a merry one.

Dec 27, 2015 12:04 AM #8
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL White sands are a perfect substitute for snow. EVERY TIME.

And how can an old man look so good with his shirt off? You would never find me like that.

Bill Roberts

Dec 27, 2015 12:31 AM #9
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 - I think it feels weird not to have white Christmas in WI. You would expect it from Florida, but unlikely from your neck of the woods :)

Dec 27, 2015 01:45 AM #10
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Dick Greenberg - I noticed that I may get depressed with bad weather, if it is for several days, which is weird considering that we spent 14 years in the Arctic, where bad weather was normal pretty much 11 months out of the year. But when there is sun, and the ocean is beautiful, my heart is filled with peace and joy. Thank you

Dec 27, 2015 01:47 AM #11
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Bill Roberts - flesh flashing wasn't the idea, but even though I can work with photoshop, "dressing" me up would have been a challenge :) This is certainly a flattering compliment, but thanks

Dec 27, 2015 01:50 AM #12
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Santa on the beach!  I love it.  And it's certainly been beach like temperatures around these parts.

Dec 27, 2015 06:07 AM #13
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Mikhalych,
You and Olga look really great! Marina hates even remembering years spent in the Arctic but I am sure it was good and interesting time. Sitting now in my house 90 clicks away from Moscow watching Jimi Hendrix concert on DVD I recall distinctly myself in winter Vorkuta listening to the same tunes while snow storm was howling outside.)))
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Long live Rock'n'Roll!!!

Dec 27, 2015 04:27 PM #14
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Tammy Lankford - it was unexpected, and it all was funny to see Santa on a warm day, with many people in the water.

Dec 27, 2015 10:56 PM #15
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Mike Frazier
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Jon, I went to my Florida condo a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it so much without all the people on the beach. I hope you and your wife had a Merry Christmas and may you have a healthy and prosperous 2016.

Dec 28, 2015 02:23 AM #16
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Mike Frazier - thank you, Mike. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Dec 28, 2015 03:26 AM #17
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Jill Sackler
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Obviously, your description of Florida is spot on:  It is in the waters of the Atlantic, which are much cooler now at 67F, freezing cold for the locals, but wonderful for vacationers, who do not know that it is cold and enjoy the extended vacation season this year.

Although you experienced Arctic hardships, it doesn't take much for any of us to get used to nirvana. I've been to exotic locales but really only need Florida to make me happy.

Enjoy your daily beach walks with your lovely wife. Happy New Year 2016.

Dec 28, 2015 10:25 PM #18
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Jill Sackler - water in the Atlantic Ocean in Florida is warmer than in the warmest place in the USSR - the Black Sea, and what is freezing cold for locals here was normal water temperature there. But the beaches there were so packed, that it was difficult to walk, sometimes literally over people sun tanning... And our beaches are never crowded...

Funny, but you are right about getting used to nirvana. It does not take long. Using to cold climate is a different story.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Dec 29, 2015 12:17 AM #19
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Jon, during june and July, our beach is packed. I will not go to Destin during the summer months because of too many people, but it is good for my bottom line on my two beachfront condos.

Dec 30, 2015 04:20 AM #20
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I would rather see your kind of winter, it was 6 degrees this morning when I got up.

Let's make 2016 the best year ever!

Jan 06, 2016 08:41 AM #21
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Mike Frazier  - pretty similar pattern here.

Jan 07, 2016 12:44 AM #22
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Joe Petrowsky - finally winter is catching up with us. Of course, it is Florida winter, and we complain when it is 66F.

Wishing you a nice winter of 2016 :)

Jan 07, 2016 12:45 AM #23
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