What part of Florida were you in? We would have been in Tampa.
Daytona is a long way away from Tampa. Sebring would have made a good day trip though. I know Ohio is a big state surrounded by big states so you probably wouldn't get how intimidating the size and distances of Florida is for a person from the tiny state of NJ. Just visiting Pennsylvania feels like the Oregon trail.
I used to do that years back. Never again. My dream is to not need to own a car. If I could get a device installed on my car that charges me insurance based on mile traveled I would.