1. Sitting by the swimming pool at 5:00 p.m. and reveling in the fact that it's still bright and sunny outside. Not one single cloud in the sky, Kenna and Michal in the pool and me reminding Eric no less than 10 times that it would be pitch black if we were in Chicago.
2. Food. Real Mexican food served with thin chips and fantastic salsa and guacamole made tableside. And The Original Pancake House and LGO. The waitress at LGO is calling us by name now and slipping us two-for-one coupons for the Gelato shop next door. We're either really charming or we've been there too often. I tend to think it's the latter.
3. Spectacular sunsets every single night. Yes, it's because of all the dust in the air, but it doesn't make them any less beautiful.
5. Grandparents. That one needs no further explanation.