When I visited FL for the first time in elementary school, my parents loaded my sibling and I into our minivan and drove down to a cabin that my Grandfather owned as an investment property.
It was located in a gorgeous part close to the beach and there was a pool right behind the unit.
I remember swimming in the water at any chance that I could get, and chasing anole lizards that were crawling on trees, bushes, and guard railing. Lucky for me, the two of us visited a few more times over the years until my Grandfather sold the cabin in the mid 2000s. From then on my parents would rent a small bungalow on the beach in many cities in the sunlight state. It was a trip to Cocoa a single year that made me realize that I wanted to transfer to the city. One year the two of us rented a cabin in Cocoa Hills and the two of us were a short walk to the Indian River. I fell in like with the city and decided to transfer here once I finished school. Unfortunately, I had to buy a property up north to be close to my wifey’s parents, but the two of us still visit Cocoa in the Winter and during random weekends throughout the year. There are several things I have to do to prepare this site for hurricane season. One chore is securing the Heating as well as A/C condenser firmly to the platform upon which it was installed. On top of that I secure a guard that protects the condenser from fly debris and falling tree branches. It’s love a black metal cage that first perfectly over the top and completely encapsulates the condenser unit. This provides an extra layer of protection during hurricane season in Cocoa.