It’s not hard to start the day with a smile when you wake up to this view.

We have been looking forward to this vacation for a long, long time. Not only have we added state #46 to our list of places visited in the United States, but when it’s the beginning of January and the weather forecast at home mentioned snowfall expectations in feet, it’s nice to be able to step outside, breathe in some ocean air and listen to the crash of the waves.

I know that I’m a lucky guy.