Dear Member, Spring time has sprung! We welcome you to the beauty of Puerto Vallarta, the mountainous jungle, the endless Bahia de Banderas, the charming Malecon and we would not want to overlook the myriad of fabulous restaurants, hosted by chefs from many parts of the world. Let us also welcome our “new member,” the hot pink Safari, “Ocho Cascadas” in remembrance of years past, when many Americans embellished their colorful vehicles with the name of their casa (often Ed Giddings design) with his trade mark palapa roof! Join us for a ride around town. Be prepared for the thumbs up! We have had a wonderful and busy winter, welcoming many new members and enjoying reminiscing with our seasonal members and guests. A special thank you to Dave Stoenner, Luisa Anderson and the Cascadas team for their enthusiastic support. It is also gratifying to have many members from Cascadas de Baja joining the Ocho Cascadas family. Thank you for your dedication to an Ed Giddings vacation home. I appreciate the support of Trading Places and their team and our dedicated Board of Directors, (Steve Farrell, Keith Wisbaum, Mark Giddings and David Giddings) who are all enthusiastically embracing their role in the evolution of Ocho Cascadas. Wishing you many years of special vacations with family and friends. Mi casa es su casa. President Board of Directors PRESIDENT’S LETTER MEMBERS’ EVENTS & NEWS SPLASHES Spring 2017 • issue 1