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Re: Florida East Coast from Flagler Beach to Ponce Inlet

Message from Jim Wilmington DE 7a

Lived in that region briefly in the early 80s. Glad to hear much of it is still "unspoiled".

I recall my first trip down to the Daytona area in 1980. Like you said, there were no surprises until I got down to Daytona Beach proper, and a community just south of there named Allandale. At the time, Allandale was a very well-kept, upper middle class town. Very clean. And also very green. It just seemed more lush and "tropical" than anyplace I had seen up to that time. All these years later, I can't narrow it down to say that I saw this or that particular species of plant, but I remember it looking like a plant lover's paradise. I was just 21 then, but recall thinking, "Boy, one day, if I get enough money to do it, I'd love to live here!" The "here" being Allandale.

I have no idea what the town is like today.


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