Sunday, April 25, 2010

Life is Good: Day Three

One of the things I love best about this area is the number of people you see enjoying the outdoors: jogging, walking their dogs, biking, surfing, playing volleyball.  There are two dedicated paths along the water just for that purpose, one for bicyclists and rollerbladers, the other for walkers and joggers.  Out of my window I can see surfers and volleyball games.  As a result, most people are in really good physical shape here.  It really inspires me to be more active as well.  Yesterday I spent most of the day riding one of the bikes available to the rental apartment in which I am staying.  The path extends for 20 miles in either direction.  The most fascinating thing about the path is the variety of multi-million dollar oceanfront properties, lined up next to each other, every one in their own unique architectural style.  The homes are separated from the path by just a small porch or patio area with a matchbox lawn.   They remind me of the rows luxury yachts in Cannes, where you caught just a glimpse of how the other half lives.  One elegant couple was being served dinner by their tuxedo clad butler on the deck of one of those yachts, within 20 feet of the boardwalk teeming with us ordinary folk. 

Back at the theater in the evening I had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful new friends from the fansite, Katherine and Rachel, who had traveled all the way from Houston to see Eric in Saturday night's performance of "Joseph".  We had previously communicated through email and found common interests besides Mr. Kunze.  We share a love of the Lord, music, art and architecture.  They sing at their church in Houston.  After the performance I introduced them to Eric and after chatting with him a bit, we decided to spend a little more time together.  We came back to my apartment for coffee.  Despite the difference in our ages, we had a really great time visiting with each other.  They were delightful.  That is one of the nicest perks of doing the fansite.  Eric's goodness attracts the nicest fans and I get to meet them.

1 comment:

diva donna said...

I loved your comments. It sounds and looks like a awesome place along the beach. I hope to visit someday Too. I'm anxious to meet you in person in St. Louis. I'm glad you're having a great time. I'm sure you'll hate to leave. I'm glad you're enjoying the show. Hug Eric nice and hard before you leave.