People are the other main attraction in Daytona. And the race and the bars, too.
The term ‘boot hill’ was a common one in the American West, referring to burial grounds of gunfighters who died violently, i.e. with their boots on. Across from the cemetery in downtown Daytona Beach lies the Boot Hill Saloon in all its iconic, biker bar glory. They never run out of ice cold cheap beer, …
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GR CACHE #4. We hide GORUCK gear. You find GORUCK gear, and keep it. Fourth dead drop: Lat/Long Coordinates (plug them into your GPS): 29°17'34.61"N 81° 2'22.79"W. GR TAC is hanging on a palm tree where we spent much of our holiday weekend, right on the beach. Send us the story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Hunting.
From Ormond we headed south towards Daytona for a holiday run on the beach (always the right answer). We shared the sand with surfers, police Hummers, monster trucks, swimmers, castle builders…you name it, they were out. Half the fun was people watching under the hot Florida sun. As we got back to our place, we realized that if we would have headed north we could have spared ourselves the chaos, but were happy we didn’t.
Rain doesn’t bother us, but we hoped for dry skies into the night for safe racing (that isn’t canceled). We snuck around the pits (in shorts, apparently a no-no that can get you kicked out), talked to some of the crew, and checked out the start line, which was way steeper than we could believe and welcomes fan signatures and pictures. Hootie (errr, Darius Rucker) played just before the flyover, which meant the night race would begin shortly. Daytona night race + NASCAR speed is a blast.