What better way to spend Jim’s birthday than a boat ride to an island? At the ferry terminal, a driver from our hotel picked us up. Since we were arriving on Jim’s birthday, I’d arranged to have a bottle of wine in the room. After a personal tour of the resort, the manager took us our room and told us “We’re honored you chose to spend your birthday here, so we took the liberty of upgrading you to a suite.” In addition to the wine, the chef had sent up a plate of beautiful chocolate treats. We can see Vesuvius from our balcony!