After spending the weekend on our creative endeavors, exploring was on Monday’s agenda. Ormond Beach seemed promising as well as the Ormond Scenic Drive. The highlight of the day was lunch at Betty’s A1A. Betty passed away last year, but her family is keeping the tradition going. Everything is made from scratch except for the French fires! Literally everything! It was amazing! Edward had blackened shrimp & I had eggplant parmesan. Homemade bread, fresh coconut cream pie, & hot coffee! Wonderful, everything was delicious. And we were looking at the Atlantic Ocean! An iconic treasure of Ormond Beach that we were happy to have discovered.
The first Christian marriage in North America reportedly took place near this lovely garden in 1565 & guess what? Joy of joys; it was a mixed marriage. Princess Issena of the Timucuan Indians married a French Huguenot, Ernst d’Erlach. How nice is that?
The beautiful shingled building in the river is on the National Historic Register. Ormond Beach Yacht Club was established in 1910. The building looks like they might still be using it. Very pretty spot.
Tomoka Park was really hit hard by Matthew & the debris is still around. An outside crew has finally come in to clear the campground and the sound of chainsaws is in the air! Yahoo! Next week’s campers will be much happier.