There was a place for me in a Siesta Key townhouse, with my own bedroom and private balcony, it was just steps from a path to the Gulf of Mexico.

My family extended the invite and it came with a big bonus, first-time Florida visitor baby Salvi!

My great nephew loves to be barefoot just like his Aunt Carrie Ann, and it seems he is a beach lover too. Unfortunately he shoveled more sand into his mouth than the bucket.

We all enjoyed strolling through the village, eating Organic Gelato and fresh grouper lunches, and time by the private pool. We took the baby to a nearby animal sanctuary with a petting zoo, where he again proved his bravery.

Until next time, Siesta Key.