All of the images I am showing this week I took at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge which is near a small town called Titusville in Florida.
I cannot think of Titusville now without humming along “there’s so much to do, there’s so much to do” after a hysterically funny video we found on YouTube made by a young guy mocking how little there is to do in Titusville – complete with it’s own theme song! It shows all the run down restaurants, movie theatres and malls. I guess if you’re young and you live there, there isn’t much night life or anything. But there really was a lot to do in Titusville!
There was the wildlife refuge, the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, the Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Canaveral National Seashore, and Cocoa Beach. Daytona Beach is just a short drive away. We had a fabulous campsite called “Manatee Hammock” that was right on the water and had a great view of the launch pad at the space center. Unfortunately we missed a launch by about a week – that would have been a cool thing to see.
As we drove along “wildlife drive” at the Merritt Island refuge we came across our first alligator. It’s funny looking back now at how scary he seemed and how I thought he might decide to eat me for lunch if I got too close. Now we’ve seen so many and not one has been interested in eating me! They pretty much just sunbathe and they might take a dip in the water if they see you coming. Nevertheless they are still breathtaking.
If you are interested, you can watch the “Unofficial Titusville Tourism Video”: