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10-09-2012, 11:19 AM #1
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The Daytona 500 Trip - Take Two - Pre-trippie
Last year we decided that we would like to take my dad to see the Daytona 500. He has always loved Nascar and in 2006 we booked the Richard Petty drive along for him. What he really wanted to do though was to watch a race so, found it, booked it.......off we go!
Well yes, that would have been great if the first attempt at the Daytona 500 hadn't been cancelled due to rain. It was eventually decided that it would be run the next evening, but dad decided that he was not going to go running back over there as he and mum had got drenched the day before and just didn't feel up to it.
Not knowing when / if I would ever be able to get him back there, I just and thought it wasn't to be.
Fast forward to August this year and several of my friends were posting trip reports and I started to get the itch, however I really didn't think to much about it as although Alans business is doing ok, it's not really stretching to Disney money. Then a few days ago he got an call and an unexpected bonus, so hopefully......
Daytona take 2 here we go!!!
We are just waiting confirmation of contract, but it's looking pretty good so far
If it all goes ahead the plan is;
13th - 27th Feb
Flight with Virgin or BA
OKW 2 bedroom Villa
DDP - Free
Daytona 500 24th Feb (rain pending!)
I am not telling anyone else until it is all booked and paid for as mum and dad have resigned themselves to never going back again, so I want it to be a big surprise for them.
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