Pictures or Pics of Daytona Beach, Florida

The winter chill

It is February 2011; this winter has been the coldest, snowiest winter I can remember. I am yearning for the long, sultry days of summer to return to this frigid, barren wasteland called the South. The South is where winters are supposed to be mild and meek. This is the place where everyone runs to the store for milk and bread when the weather forecaster calls for a dusting. Instead, this year we received not one but two good snows. Our entire city was shut down for 3 days due to nine inches of snow, because we never see that much snow (except for the blizzard of 1993). And we have it easy compared to the rest of the country.

Anyway, since I was yearning for the return of summer and in dire need of warmth, I decided to immerse myself into my memories of a long ago trip to Daytona Beach, Florida. Immediately, I could feel the hot sun beating down on me, while the warm ocean breeze caressed my skin. The pounding of the ocean played faintly through my mind while the rest of my senses drank in the sensations my memories created.

It was at that very moment, I realized how selfish I was being. Why not share these memories and allow the rest of the world to feel the warmth?. So everyone here is some beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida pictures. I hope you enjoy them, and they warm you up some.

Some Ocean Fun with children
Some Ocean Fun with children | Source
The Daytona Speedway at Daytona Beach
The Daytona Speedway at Daytona Beach | Source
A sand lady or how to make a sand sculpture
A sand lady or how to make a sand sculpture | Source
A beautiful fountain in Daytona Beach, Florida
A beautiful fountain in Daytona Beach, Florida | Source
Daytona Beach, Florida from our condo balcony
Daytona Beach, Florida from our condo balcony | Source
This is actually Clearwater Beach, Florida, same vacation, different day.
This is actually Clearwater Beach, Florida, same vacation, different day. | Source
Dumpster diving anyone? I just threw this one in for no particular reason. This is from the balcony of our room.
Dumpster diving anyone? I just threw this one in for no particular reason. This is from the balcony of our room. | Source
A sea turtle stranded near our condo. The sea turtle was taken to a nearby animal sanctuary for evaluation, a recouping time and a check over.
A sea turtle stranded near our condo. The sea turtle was taken to a nearby animal sanctuary for evaluation, a recouping time and a check over. | Source
Picture of small waves in the Atlantic Ocean from a Florida Beach
Picture of small waves in the Atlantic Ocean from a Florida Beach | Source
Picture of the Atlantic Ocean from our balcony
Picture of the Atlantic Ocean from our balcony | Source
Early morning beach scene in Florida
Early morning beach scene in Florida | Source
Daytona Beach Pier
Daytona Beach Pier | Source
Crab anyone? We caught this fishing from one of Daytona's many piers.
Crab anyone? We caught this fishing from one of Daytona's many piers. | Source
Corvette on Daytona Beach. Did you know that the Daytona race began as a beach race?
Corvette on Daytona Beach. Did you know that the Daytona race began as a beach race? | Source
Picture of beach patrol at Daytona Beach
Picture of beach patrol at Daytona Beach | Source
A beautiful beach picture in Daytona Beach, Florida.
A beautiful beach picture in Daytona Beach, Florida. | Source

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I've never been to Florida. Here in mid wisconsin we got a fairly normal winter but missed the storms9so far0 that hit around Chicago and toward Minnesota.


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN Author

If you ever have the chance, visit Florida. I hope to live there someday, mostly because I love the ocean. Thanks for stopping by and reading.


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DIY Backlinks 5 years ago

Really nice pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I liked the turtle pic :)

Our family went to Daytona Beach several years ago while we were staying at Disney. We usually go to Destine every year and I would like to live there some day myself.


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN Author

DIY, thanks for stopping by. We have been to Daytona many times. Both my husband and I have had family who lived there. I also hope to live in Florida myself.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I lived in Orlando for 18 years and you might imagine have spent many, many days and nights at Daytona Beach. Your photographs captured its essence well. Thank you for the journey.


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN Author

James, thanks for dropping by and commenting. I am glad you enjoyed the journey.


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andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

Fantastic photographs indeed! Especially the one of the turtle is my favorite! Few years ago I was in the Daytona Beach Jam organized by MTV. Remarkable experience! Voted up & thanks for sharing. - Andy


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN Author

andycool, I am sure that was an remarkable experience. I appreciated the vote up and the comment. Stop by anytime.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Dusty Snoke

I really needed this hub today. It just snowed again here in Minnesota. We have also had the winter from heck. Great job sharing your sunny pictures with us. I feel warm and happy. Thanks so much. I vote up and awesome and all buttons.


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN Author

Healing Touch, thanks for enjoying the pictures. I was hoping to spread a little warmth to everyone. I appreciate the vote up and the compliment. Stay warm.


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Garrett Mickley 5 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

I love Daytona. I live about 4 hours south of there.


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Dusty Snoke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, TN Author

Garrett, A bit late I know but thanks for for stopping by. I love Daytona also vacation there a lot.

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