In Daytona we relaxed a bit more. We had a very large hotel room with a full kitchen. It also had a big balcony and was beachfront. I have never stayed so close to the ocean before. The weather in Daytona was good some days, cool and rainy others. The hotel was Coral beach Resort in Ormond Beach ( a couple of miles north of Daytona beach) Here are some highlights: We put up a small tree in our room and celebrated Christmas. It was fun. Went up the oldest lighthouse in Florida. Went to the Marine Science Centre. Swam with manatees (DH and DD7) in a state park. Went on a bus tour where the bus turns into a boat and went in the river. Lots of BEACH TIME!!!!!!! DH rented a harley for half a day. DH locked the keys of the rental car in the trunk and we had to get a lock smith (Yikes, 50 US!!!) Found our car covered with mustard one day at the hotel (thanks to some teenagers staying on one of the top floors)!!!!!! I just had to laugh once I found out it was only mustard!!!! Lots of swimming in the indoor pool at the hotel (the outdoor one wasnt heated and not warm enough). The ocean was freezing but the kids (especially DD7) went in it A LOT. Thats about it. Hope you guys had a great Christmas. Ours was very special. Next WDW trip I plan to stay in WDW a little longer (7 nights at POP hopefully) and then stay 7 nights 1-2 hours south of WDW (hopefully beachfront on the gulf side this time, warmer water temps and white sand) Suzy V.