I am the mother of four grown sons, have two daughter-in-laws, and seven grandchildren. I have been visiting Florida and the beach since I was four years old and spent several summers with my grandparents in the Clearwater area. For years I have dreamed of owning a home on the beach and in 2017 this dream became a reality. I live in rural east Texas, about 11 hours from my beach house, and my husband is only partially retired so we do not get there as often as we like. But when we do, we both feel a wave of relaxation pass through us. I have tried and hope I have succeeded in creating an environment where my guests can experience the same feeling.