Hi Colleen & Mark,
As we pack up and clean up, I wanted to share a few thoughts about our wonderful two weeks.
First, thank you for the gifts. We will never know how you manage to make each years welcoming gifts a refreshing, unique surprise.
Then the house...We have been enjoying the new art work throughout but particularly the black and white photos in the downstairs area. They bring the beauty of the Vineyard right into your home. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
The new, larger table and chairs on the deck are a great functional addition. They made our favorite reading and relaxing spot just that much more comfortable for gathering and sharing some meals. We all love the deck! I could never say enough about how much pleasure it brings to each of us. We enjoy coffee in the morning, the breezes, the birds, their songs and soaring, the surrounding flora and fauna, read on it until it becomes so hot we have to go to the beach. Upon returning we are able to enjoy cheese & crackers, steamed clams or other appetizers before we move indoors for dinner.
Details ... The couch upstairs is a great new addition. We spent almost no time on it because the weather has been so beautiful but the few times we did, we enjoyed it. We were all exhausted from reading, beach time, yoga classes, biking, and other activities (shopping) that we were all asleep early. The internet worked without a hitch and is much appreciated. Also, the few times we did use the TV we agreed it was an effortless, uncomplicated system.
What is it about the out door shower? Susan & I, and two of our adult children who spend some of the time here with us, can never seem to get enough of it. We call who will get it first, after time at the beach, because each of us enjoys it so much we can't wait to get in it. I am also impressed that there seems to be an endless supply of hot water.
There is so much more I/we could say about your lovely, efficient, functional Vineyard House but you probably know it all already so I won't waste your time with my enchanted meanderings. Each time we are here we find new things to enjoy and celebrate about your home and MV. Thank you for making it available to us for our enjoyment. We were beginning to fantasize about a possible third week at some point in the future.
We leave rested, refreshed, rejuvenated, recharged, relaxed and well read thanks to the comforts and functionality of this setting. We just wish we did not have to leave.