A Day at the Races

Last weekend we made a quick trip to Florida for the Daytona Historic Races, giving us a chance to visit our friends there too.  We all went to the track together for the Saturday races, arriving as this group of racers was on the track.  Mustangs and Porsches raced alongside other cars of similar vintage.  …

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The Casements Gardens and Waterfront in Ormond Beach

After seeing the Casements House, the gardens and grounds were next.  This is the view from Rockefeller's office on the second floor.  The grounds went all the way to the water.  He had the retaining wall built so his friends could moor their boats while visiting.  The restoration of the property in the 1970s put …

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A Visit to The Casements House in Ormond Beach

Visiting older houses is a favorite thing to do, as I like to see the workmanship and architecture that is not common today.  While we were in Ormond Beach last month, we took the tour of the Casements House, John Rockefeller's winter residence.  The house was originally built in 1913, and named the Casements due …

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