Last weekend my husband and I drove over to Daytona Beach for Jeep Beach 2022. For those who aren’t into Jeeps, I can tell you that the weekend was all things Jeep!
We started our day at the Daytona International Speedway, a location we’ve visited frequently in the past when we attended NACSCAR races. On the day we visited there were no race cars in sight, just a sea of Jeeps, inside and outside the track. All different models and colors; some decorated with decals, some with crazy loud sound systems, many hoisting flags.
In the center of the infield were two long rows of vendors. Anything you wanted to outfit a Jeep was represented here. Also located here were obstacle courses for any brave person who wanted to drive their Jeep through the dirt. Believe me, many tried and made it.
You can see the stadium stands in the background.
You can’t have a Florida Jeep event without a sand sculpture.
Yes, some Jeep owners like to show off.
Once we were finished at the first event, we went out to the beach. From the vantage point at our hotel, we watched a steady stream of Jeeps parade up and down the sand. I’ve been to Daytona Beach before and seen cars on the sand, but never anything like this. It was quite an adventure.
It was a beautiful day and would have been a great time to brave the waves, but the water was too cold. These Florida toes of mine were about the only part of me to touch the foamy surf on the beach. Others must have felt the same because there were very few people in the water.
We had a wonderful weekend and would recommend it to any Jeep enthusiast. If you’re planning a trip to Florida next spring and you’re intrigued, check out jeepbeach.com. There is plenty to see and do and you just might decide to get a Jeep after the visit.
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her next Harlequin Heartwarming romance, His Small Town Dream, available September 2022. For more information about her books, visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter