I've got tickets to go and see the 24 Hours at Daytona Rolex Series Race on January 24-25, 2009. I've also requested 4 vacation days during that time so that leaves me with time to explore the Gulf South. Very vague ideas of an itenerary follow.
Wednesday, January 24 - Leave work and go to New Orleans. I'll probably book a hotel somewhere out in Metarie or Kenner.
Thursday and Friday - Explore New Orleans in the morning. See what it looks like now since I haven't been since before Katrina. I'm thinking that I want to take I-10 to I-95 to get to Florida. I should arrive in Florida sometime on Friday and have a little bit of time to explore. I'm wide open here. I haven't been to Florida in 10 years and I'm not sure what's open in the Winter. I know that the Weeki Wachee Mermaids are NOT in operation. That's about all I know of Florida. As always I'm looking for the absurd and the historical.
Saturday and Sunday - watch the race. I'm not sure how a 24 hour race works for the spectator. I haven't seen anything about camping at Daytona. I'm thinking that I can just go and catch a few hours of sleep in my car. Has anyone been?
Sunday afternoon - have a hotel around Daytona to crash at overnight.
Monday and Tuesday - take US Highway 1 north to US Highway 90 all the way over to New Orleans and then homeward bound to north Louisiana. I would love to find some cool things to see along that path.
Like I said, this is very vague right now. I saw the dates of the race and decided that I'm going to be in desparate need of a vacation and a roadtrip during that time.