Posts From February 2008
Well, it’s Special Event season in Daytona Beach and to start off Bike Week, I’d like to revisit some pictures from my trip to Biketoberfest….
We are bikers and enjoy our Harley, we have enjoyed many trips with bikes to Florida. We have yet to trailer because Gene likes to rent bikes while we are in Florida… V-rods are his favorite rental… he likes to check out the latest and greatest machines while we are in town… somehow the seats keep getting smaller and smaller for me — hard to hang on like I did when I was 17 while he is gettin’ on it !!
Anyway — a little place with a lot of personality is The Last Resort — and not just cuz serial killers like to hang out there — it is a fun little hang out and my fav-r-ite tarbendar is “ol Cannonball”
We have had much cold beer here and lots o’ laughs…. always someone hanging out we can joke & smoke with…
We came on Wednesday before Biketoberfest — early in the morning — cuz I like to get my picture taking done early in the day…
The Last resort is on US 1 on yur way to New Symrna Beach
let’s be honest — this is what you would call a “friendly dive” we like it !!
Not much from the road, and it is place where vendors set up and you can camp out back…..
Monster was filmed here –it that good or bad ??
Charlize Theron … you decide…..
Very colorful place, Lotta personality — fun vendors — this is a locals hang out and sits on the spittin edge of a trailer court…
Everyone has bike trees these days — what is it about hanging hondas from trees ???
The stockade…. don’t piss anyone off here….
Grab a brick and sign yer name —
The wall of tombstones…. it was Biketoberfest …..ya gotta expect it to be a little creepy !!!!
Located in Ponce Inlet — Take Atlantic (A1A) south to just near the Lighthouse, cut west Peninsula Drive. Follow the signs to “Down the Hatch” a great little bar & grill that is a waterside restaurant. My favorite places are where you can sit when the sun is shining and you can watch the water life and drink a beer –
this is near the top of my list of Best Waterside Places in Daytona —
They actually bring the catch in here –
This place has been around for a long time and s also a local favorite.
Open early — and that is when I get there — early to start snapping. You would be surprized at the dirty looks I get while roaming and snapping photos, so I get to some places early to avoid the stares…although some people think that I am a food critic at first galnce — GO FIGURE !!
Lots of tables, a corner for a band – a view of the water and great food make this a must stop at for your next trip !!
I like to imagine the day that we will boat around the area and pull up to dock and have lunch and a beer…but by the time we can afford that my bikini days will be long gone….
Can you imagine just cruising around all day — It almost makes me want to rent a boat for my next vacation !!
This is also where the Old Casino Boat Launch was … before when there was a casino boat out of Daytona Beach
Ahh… Lunch !! Best hottest spicy Buffalo Schwimps ever !!
This is my recommendation at Down the Hatch — Spicy & Sweet
This Spinach – Mango Salad with the Orange Marmelade dressing is the best !!
I could eat this everyday !!!
Peach Valley Cafe
A nice cozy little breakfast place…in Ormond Beach, take A1A north , west on Granda in the strip mall on the north side of the street is this little cafe. Nice, cutsey breakfast place with great food !!
The apple fritters are out of this world, but the zippers on my mini skirts were already screaming this trip — so I held off — but encourage you to try them, they are excellent !
Gene had the egg white – mushroom croissant with skillet potatoes and ham.
I had the pancakes — these are HUGE yummy buttermilk pancakes!! I only eat them with butter to enjoy the taste — so good !!
Everything here tastes just like homemade, we have never had a bad meal. This is really good home cooking. Ya just gotta try it !!
This is purely an information post – for the Kayakers in this group – you know who you are…. I can only offer you my observations because I never kayak…..
JB’s is also a kayak launching rental place.
Colorful kayaks await the sportsmen among us
There you have it..price above
Also fishing guides for you, wondering if mosquito lagoon is a good place to fish….
Well…there is the guarantee for you
So now you know where to go…..
Would love to hear more from the kaykaers among us..is this a good place for a first timer ??
After the 50th Daytona 500 – we did what we always do after the race… we went to Cancun Lagoon to grab dinner and wait for traffic to clear out. Brother-in-law got a little bit of sun today and seems to be in a good mood — this is his favorite part of the day and there is no living with him if he does not get to go to Cancun Lagoon after the race — my sister is so afraid of how he will act that she insists we accommodate him …and we do… how can you say “NO” to him ??
More Corona?? Sure !! Another Margarita? Sure !!
This trip was a milestone for Jerry — he gave away MY clothing in Froggy’s to a woman he did not know, which almost started a small riot — tried to dance with a light pole along A1A and then dropped trow in the middle of A1A, thank goodness the police officer in the Burger King parking lot was facing the other way.
He then did the Jer-Bear dance along the hallways in Ocean Walk all the way back to our room…. this is the equivalent of our Jerry meeting one of the Grateful dead bears…cuz that is the stance he takes as he slowly makes his way along the hallway…
Coining a totally new phrase this trip…”Getting all Jerried-Up”
Well, it happens, and it’s not pretty but some of us live on the edge a bit more than others..
The chicken enchiladas…mmmmm…..
Big – steak tacos…..
Tamales with enchalada sauce ..(MINE….)
These are like the biggest tracos I have ever seen — careful, there is no way to gracefully indulge here…
Of course Gino has what he always has…FAJITAS….
Beef Fahitas — nicely done.
All N’ all — You can’t go wrong at Cancun Lagoon – the place is very predictable, and I have never had a bad meal here..
Back to Jerry –
Back off girls…..he’s my sister’s….. LOL