To Mark and all the staff at Macaronis, I just wanted my trip to digest a bit before I wrote you. Since I left, there never has been a day pass that I haven't thought of all of you and my experiences. It was the best trip of my life. You guys went out of your way to please everyone there during our stay. The village trip, Indies Laut to Bat Caves, Connor and I each catching 17kg Wahoo's, our longboat captians, our trip on the Laut back to Padang, the waves, the beauty, and the Ambu Ambu. Maureen and I loved all of you and the other guests. The caliber of surfers that I surfed with was humbling to me. As both you and they were humble and helpful. At 52 years old it was nice to see Snaky ripping it up at 49 years old. Peter, Bret, Brad, young Christian and Connor were fantastic surfers as well. Say hello to Sonny for us. Two last things: I never want to take a standard boat trip after staying at Macaronis. I like the positive impact that you are having on the locals of the village near your resort. Your positive impact to those people is much greater then any boat charter. You are making a difference in those peoples life. A special thanks to those young Mentawai children across the lagoon who were in the Mangrove trees that sang me to sleep in the hammock after a good session. WE Will be back!! With Love and respect, Tom and Maureen.