Daytona Beach, FL
Category: Side Trips By: Tom Donegan
One weekend, while stationed at a job site in Florida, PTI crew member Tom Donegan and Supervisor Norm Sabol spent their entire weekend at the beach, getting up early, putting on lots of sun block, and heading for the sun.
Tom recalls, “You really can have some close encounters with the wild down there. We’ve come across all kinds of animals — pelicans, cranes, alligators, tortoises, frogs, wild boar. One time I even saw a bobcat.
“The East coast of Florida is a great place to work. Over in Palm Bay, there’s a Cuban bakery that makes the best Cuban sandwiches ever. We eat there every day when we’re in the area, having a sandwich and an espresso with steamed milk. We place our orders in broken Spanish. After work and on weekends, we head out on our excursions and just enjoy the day.”