We were in Deland for their weekly farmer's market and discovered Bake Chop. This probably was the most rewarding dining experience we've had since finding Cafe Evergreen in Nokomis. Artisan Alley is a narrow way just off West Georgia Avenue Don't Blink or You'll Miss...
We had seen the Ron Jon's Surf Shop billboards for years. So when we visited Cocoa Beach, we decided to pay them a visit. Even if you are not a surfer yourself, you have to be blown away. If nothing else, by the sheer volume and scope of their inventory. ...
We found the Ovation Bistro & Bar first while looking for a place to eat near I-4. This one was in Davenport. It was mid afternoon and we ended up having a late lunch. It was a nice place, a lot of dark wood and leather, with an...
It appears the experience you get when you visit the Village of the Arts in Bradenton depends on when you go. We recently visited Cortez and decided to take in a side trip to VOTA as it's called. It was a Friday afternoon about 2:00. It was plenty of time, we thought, for even artists...
We'd always heard about the St. John's River, but never visited. This past weekend changed all that. Earlier we blogged about our trip to Deland. That was a great time and we vowed to return. As we made good on our pledge it led us to the St. John's River,...
There are plenty of unique things to see and do in central Florida. From the Monument of States in Kissemmee to Solomon's Castle in Ona there's a lot of fun there. But nothing is more wacky. exciting and fun than lawn mower racing in Avon Park. Yes, they...
In the past, we had seen numerous posts about the charming fishing village of Cortez. So when we went to the Gulf coast recently, we decided to make a stop there and have a look around. According to the latest census, there are fewer than 5,000 people in...
Recently we had a chance to get back to Siesta Key. In the past it was voted America's #1 Beach. There, we enjoyed our second stay at a little retro place called Captiva. It's one of a group of lodging facilities on Sara Sea Circle, The facility has...
On our way home from a trip up north, we were looking to find somewhere to explore and a wonderful restaurant at which to dine. We saw the sign for the Deland Historic District. Subsequently, Mrs. Funmeister found the Santorini Restaurant home of Greek cuisine. This was the start...
Mosquito County Tours is a business that is going places. We blogged in the past about Mandy Longo's creation when we first discovered it. Since that time we have tried to make a weekend where we could get together and try a tour for ourselves. Earlier this month, the...

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