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It’s that time of year again, when thousands of dime-sized, former-tadpoles escape the banks of retention ponds, and flood the nearby parking lots. I literally play hop-scotch, while watching my feet, and forget about moving my car. I cringe every time. http://deland365.com

It’s that time of year again, when thousands of dime-sized, former-tadpoles escape the banks of retention ponds, and flood the nearby parking lots. I literally play hop-scotch, while watching my feet, and forget about moving my car. I cringe every time. http://deland365.com

Don’t forget, Farmers Market tonight (& every Friday) in Artisan Alley, 6-9pm. Rain or shine! http://deland365.com

Don’t forget, Farmers Market tonight (& every Friday) in Artisan Alley, 6-9pm. Rain or shine! http://deland365.com

A Woman Who Graduated From Stetson University T Shirt, Hoodie, Sweatshirt

A Woman Who Graduated From Stetson University T Shirt, Hoodie, Sweatshirt

Old bank clock still in use in DeLand, FL

Old bank clock still in use in DeLand, FL

Full moon rising over Lake Beresford Deland, FL  Photo by Melisa Reed

Full moon rising over Lake Beresford Deland, FL Photo by Melisa Reed

Sunset at the Elks Lodge in FWB, FL!

Sunset at the Elks Lodge in FWB, FL!

Today I cheated and hung out on the east side (Ponce Inlet). The shell in the foreground was given to me by a older Navy veteran who happened to be walking by - figured it was fitting for my Memorial Day post. http://deland365.com

Today I cheated and hung out on the east side (Ponce Inlet). The shell in the foreground was given to me by a older Navy veteran who happened to be walking by - figured it was fitting for my Memorial Day post. http://deland365.com

Fleet Peeples Dog Park on Lake Baldwin showing the lake, beach, and beautiful sky.

Fleet Peeples Dog Park on Lake Baldwin showing the lake, beach, and beautiful sky.

Children in Boat - Deleon Springs

Children in Boat - Deleon Springs

Florida circa 1904. "Beach Street, Daytona." Note the early Coca-Cola sign.

Florida circa 1904. "Beach Street, Daytona." Note the early Coca-Cola sign.

Go Skydiving. Deland, Florida

Go Skydiving. Deland, Florida

Highland Park Fish Camp in DeLand, Florida http://visitwestvolusia.com/whattodo.cfm/mode/outdoors

Highland Park Fish Camp in DeLand, Florida http://visitwestvolusia.com/whattodo.cfm/mode/outdoors

DeLeon Springs - 1908

DeLeon Springs - 1908

Blue Spring State Park, just North of Orlando is a great place to take the family for a weekend day trip.  Introduce your little ones to these big ones... the gentle giants that are Florida Manatees.

Blue Spring State Park, just North of Orlando is a great place to take the family for a weekend day trip. Introduce your little ones to these big ones... the gentle giants that are Florida Manatees.

In the past 10 years, Volusia County has weathered 2 major tornadoes, 4 hurricanes, a tropical storm and flooding. When disaster hits, the nerve center for response is this new 43,000 sq. ft. facility. Dedicated in Feb. 2013, the new Emergency Operations & Sheriff’s Communication Center on Tiger Bay Rd., between DeLand and Daytona, also houses day-to-day 911 dispatch functions. http://deland365.com

In the past 10 years, Volusia County has weathered 2 major tornadoes, 4 hurricanes, a tropical storm and flooding. When disaster hits, the nerve center for response is this new 43,000 sq. ft. facility. Dedicated in Feb. 2013, the new Emergency Operations & Sheriff’s Communication Center on Tiger Bay Rd., between DeLand and Daytona, also houses day-to-day 911 dispatch functions. http://deland365.com

Sunrise over Lake Beresford - DeLand, FL Photo by Patrick Loiacono

Sunrise over Lake Beresford - DeLand, FL Photo by Patrick Loiacono