Our life-long friends Don and Marti Burdick (Dunkirk, NY) and their Westie "Willow" arrived for their second Edisto visit with us on May 19th. We kicked back and relaxed ... went to the Beach, Don and I had fun flying our kites (while Don's might indeed be longer than mine, mine had the better tail action!!!), Marti and Martha read lots of books, we enjoyed the phenomena of the horseshoe crabs arriving in mass on the beach this time of year ... did you know the blood of the "ugly" horseshoe crab is actually used in the preparation of medical contrast material for CT/MRI scans and the crabs are returned unharmed to the Atlantic? ... and of course we enjoyed some of Martha's fine southern cuisine and some great wine! We reminisced, we hugged, we cried, we attended church together, we celebrated life. We also checked off some items from our SC tourism list ... the incredible Angel Oak Tree which was simply inspirational no matter if it is 400 or 1,500 years old according to some accounts ... simply a "must see" ... we also visited the only commercial Tea Plantation in North America (The American Classic Tea Plantation). After being "tea tottaliers" we headed to "Firefly" Vodka Distillery for a tasting which 3 of the 4 of us enjoyed while the other stuffed his face with popcorn! Great local blended vodka! For all of you future visitors many items remain on our "Must See/Do List". In addition we stopped in Downtown Charleston and enjoyed a small lunch and beverages with Julie in celebration of her 25th birthday. And of course we all visited the new house project ... thanks again Don and Marti for your many compliments regarding our "dream home". Special thanks to Don for "sweating it out in the 90+ degree heat with me helping to take a ton of interior room wall photos of the house prior to the foam insulation going in hiding the majority of the wires. This digital "record" will provide us with peace of mind when it comes time to hang our wall pictures this fall. Thank you guys for a fantastic visit ... we love you dearly.