This morning I had breakfast with a friend and we were talking about the importance of having balance in our lives. That’s something I’m not very good at. When I’m not working, we are working on one of our rental houses or we have a project going on at home. That’s just something we’ve always done. My friend reminded me that when we work hard, it's important to have some down time, too. So, I was thinking of the options of things we have available to do in our area.
Brevard County Florida is home to the St. Johns River, the Indian River Lagoon and Banana Rivers and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. We are an hour away from Orlando, with all it's theme parks: Walt Disney World Park & Resorts, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Wet n' Wild and Orlando's famous International Drive. I have to say that Epcot is my favorite on that list.
We can stand in our driveway and experience the breathtaking Cape Canaveral rocket launches. There is nothing like the feeling of the ground rumbling as we watch the rocket lift off.
Cruise ships set sail right here out of Cape Canaveral. Taking a cruise is one of my favorite vacations. We go every summer. If I could go to Cozumel every trip, I would. But, then my family would disown me. They're tired of Cozumel.
The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is 5 minutes from home. We see incredible shows that come to us from around the world. We've seen Daryl Hall and John Oates, Peter Frampton, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Riverdance and The Nutcracker. We're going to see Whitesnake and Swing in August.
We've got other great attractions, like the War Bird Museum, Museum or Arts and Sciences and the Brevard Museum, Jungle Adventures, Airboat Rides, the Ace of Hearts Ranch, Forever Florida and the Brevard Zoo. Or, play video games and ride race cars at Andretti Thrill Park.
If your prefer to be outside we've got swimming, fishing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, boating, water skiing, shrimping, deep sea diving, golfing, bicycling, tennis, racquetball, camping, hiking, or just basking on the beautiful world famous beaches! Or, you can spend a day strolling downtown antiquing.
As I look through this list, I am reminded of why Florida's Space Coast has been my home for the past 40 years. And, I will probably be here for another 40!