Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Head Out on the Highway to Biketoberfest 2011!

$79.00 per night motel room

$99.00 per night cottage

Astor Bridge Marina is located on the St. Johns River and features waterfront motel rooms and cottages. Located on State Road 40, this resort provides easy access to Daytona Beach. The Ship's Store sells beer, wine, soft drinks, ice, snacks and gifts as well as manages boat rentals. The full-service restaurant and bar on site is open 7 days a week serving 3 meals on the weekends. There's lots of parking, and bikers are welcome! Offer valid Oct. 8-16, 2011 based on availability.

Call for reservations 386-749-4407

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

International Beer & Food Tasting

Event Happens:
Sep 24, 2011
(04:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Enjoy beer and food tastings from all over the world at locations all over downtown DeLand Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the event.Be sure to check in on foursquare on your smartphone at shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries throughout downtown. Earn foursquare points, work toward badges, and maybe even get the coveted "Swarm" badge, just by checking in! Discover discounts offered just for foursquare users. Learn more about exploring the West Volusia region on foursquare by visiting:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hungry Yet?

Elaine at the Astor Bridge Marina recommends the

Stuffed Flounder at Castaways.
Great food and a Great Setting!

Castaway your worries and let them serve you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Men will be men, even when they are fishing"

10 guys had packed themselves, bait boxes, 10 fishing poles (one for fishing one one for casting), the beer cooler, and enough beer for at least the morning session. The sun was bright, the sky was clear with a nice breeze, and there was fishing a plenty. This was real fishing.Between the beer, the jokes, and the great fishing, there akways comes that moment when someone has to pee, and like all men, convenience overtakes sensability. Guys, I really got to go, Joe said loud enough for everyone to hear. Oh no, we re not leaving this spot. Just pee over the railing, and don t miss. Joe, like most men didn t have to be asked twice and proceeding to begin taking care of business, when he noticed one of the neighbors on the shore line, watching him peeing, through they re binoculars. Joe waved and they gave him a big thumbs up. Later that evening, we received a call from our neighbor Carl, who told us that his 86 year old mom had noticed us out on the boat and was hoping that the guy peeing over the side was single or at least available for a little fun. I told him she was out of luck. I guess that wasn t a guy after all. was all Joe answered.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Visit Heart Island Conservation Area

Heart Island Conservation Area Address: U.S. 17 and S.R. 40 - Barberville , FL

This conservation area is part of the 35,380-acre Lake George Wildlife Management Area. Natural communities include basin swamp, floodplain swamp, basin marsh, baygall, blackwater stream, hydric hammock, mesic flatwoods and scrub. Slash pine, cabbage palms and an undergrowth of saw palmetto and gallberry can be found in nearly all of the upland areas. Wetland areas contain various hardwoods, cypress, sweetbay, red bay, loblolly bay and wax myrtle thickets.

The mix of natural communities provides excellent habitat for a variety of species, including Florida black bear and gopher tortoise. Deer, otters, woodpeckers, songbirds, foxes, raccoons, alligators and a variety of snakes and lizards have been observed.

Hiking, horseback riding, seasonal hunting, bicycling, picnicking, wildlife viewing and primitive camping at designated sites. Hunting on the property is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The property can be accessed from three different roads: from U.S. 17 just south of State Road (SR) 40 - parking area with walk-through for bicycling, hiking and horseback riding; from SR 40 - parking area with walk-through; from SR 11 north of SR 40 - two parking areas on the west side of SR 11.