Kevin Costner Charts His Own Course
"...It's now early May, and Kevin and Christine have decided to take a vacation to the Florida Keys, staying at the palatial beachfront estate of friend John Morris, the founder and CEO of the sporting goods empire Bass Pro Shops. The couple have invited some close friends to share their sun-drenched sojourn under the tropical palms. It's a languid, yet lively week full of water skiing, swimming, sailing, fishing, golf and a few aerial trips around the Keys scouting available properties--courtesy of local pilot Jon Dahm's Flying Dog Helicopters. Spend any time with Costner and you'll understand how he thoroughly embraces life, with an almost childlike enthusiasm. "I guess I've had a kind of life where if I could dream it, I could do it," says Costner, kicking back on the beach with one-year-old Cayden in his arms. "But in life, things go way past a dream, though. I've always been cognizant of a work that would be involved with everything I do. You just don't land on the red carpet, or you don't just end up in front of 15,000 people with a guitar just because you dream it. You really have to work at it."