My trip to Vista Verde had been planned 18 months in advance and it must have seemed longer to my friends and relatives who were reminded of it weekly. I was concerned that I would be let down by something that I dreamed of almost daily. But it was beyond my expectations in so many ways. Most notably, it was the people. I had not expected to be treated as a welcome friend. You make a lot of people happy and that is a wonderful thing. I’ll be back for the spring as soon as I can get my husband used to the idea.