The next visit was across the state on the Gulf Coast to the beautiful home of Dick and Joyce Ring, whom we first met when they were guests at the Grey Hare Inn last fall, for yet another fun baseball game. This time it was the Baltimore Orioles who got trounced by the Boston Red Sox. During our 3 days here we have absolutely fallen in love with their dog Poppy, and on our last evening after a round of golf at Manatee County’s course we enjoyed a sunset dinner on the Manatee River which leads to Saratoga Bay and the gulf. We also spent a delightful hour during our stay at Jack and Diane Frestel’s condo in downtown Saratoga in the midst of the art district catching up on Jack’s recent restaurant acquisitions and plans for Dirty’s twin brother Dick Deadeye. We have really enjoyed walking the beach on Anna Maria Island, which is almost as white as the one at Coco Beach in Treasure Cay.