This vacation was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, accompanied by grown up children and grandchildren. It was the first time we ever rented a vacation home, but I seriously doubt if we could have chosen a better house or more genial host. Most of what I wanted to say has already been said by others, so will add that just taking in the scenery through the glass walls while relaxing comfortably in the upstairs living room of this beautiful plantation style home, or from its lanai, seemed to make all the cares of the world fade away. The house is right on the beach, unlike most others around the bay, which are set back some distance, so we had a grandstand view of the beach and ocean. Just imagine falling to sleep at night and then waking up in the morning to the sound of the crashing surf just feet away from your bedroom window, or slipping down to the beach, morning coffee in hand to enjoy the sunrise, or watching the grandkids play with the boogie boards and other toys in the clear aquamarine ocean water. Life doesn’t get any better! Dan couldn’t do enough for us. He made sure we had all we needed, yet remained completely unobtrusive.