On my way to Ormond Beach I also stopped at my favourite gas station near the city limit of Daytona Beach to fill the tank. More work! Filling the gas tank when getting the car washed is as much a part of my routine as dental flossing when brushing my teeth. Anyway after I took care of the car and the gas I sailed down Ridgewood Ave to International Speedway Blvd before connecting to Volusia Mall. That is where my hair architect is located - on the second floor of Dillard's. But before I presented myself at the reception of the Aveda hair salon I dipped into the men's department at Dillard's to buy a pair of short pants (slightly smaller waist size - hurrah!) and another Polo shirt (white).
My stylist is a grandmother (albeit an uncommonly young one) so I feel comfortable talking to her candidly. I told her I did not like the hair product she sold me on my previous (and first) visit because like most others it turns to cement when it dries. I also mentioned that I didn't want her to use the blow-dryer after cutting my hair because it just creates a lot of fluff. After she finished I booked another appointment in about five weeks just shy of New Year's Eve. I should also note that she told me raw turmeric is the answer to arthritis. I intend to buy some and give it a try. What have I got to lose - I've tried everything else!
All this was accomplished by 1:30 pm. It was a pleasant drive home. I felt buffed and uplifted by my haircut. Tthe weather was favourable so I put down all the car windows and opened the roof.
When I regained the apartment it was empty. I changed into my cycling togs and headed to the beach. My quick check of the Tide Chart told me low tide was upon us and that there was a light wind from the east. I resolved to head south into the declining sunshine.
The distance from our apartment in Daytona Beach Shores to Ponce Inlet is about five miles. The end is marked by a rock pier and a lookout beyond which one can see New Smyrna Beach on the other side of the inlet.