Another great day in Paradise.  I went on a hike today with our group where we ended up for lunch on a viewpoint 300 meters above Comox lake. Good hike (although I did curse Tim the leader as we were in an almost perpetual climb of 7 km for 2 hours (good test for the heart)

We had lunch while lying back on a bed of lichen moss (at a steep angle) with a phenomenal view north across the lake all the way to Courtenay and the mainland mountains.  Just beautiful.  We were happy, but mostly because we knew that it was only 4 km, mostly all downhill, back to the cars.

Now you would think this would be the end of my blog…. but not.

Patty and I were enjoying leftover lasagna tonight and I was playing songs from Musicals on the Sonos.  We came across music from Cats and Phantom and Les Miserables.  Musicals we attended in our old days in Toronto.

We were fortunate when we were living there to see Colm Wilkinson perform as the Phantom and as Jean Val Jean.  Easily the best performer for these roles of all time.  Special evenings

Our local theatre group puts on musicals like Oklahoma and South Pacific and they do a wonderful job, but nothing like the theatrical experience we enjoyed in Toronto.

I do not miss the big city, the traffic, the crowding, the miserable winter, the humidity in the summer, and did I mention the horrible traffic, but I kind of miss the opportunity to go downtown and experience a wonderful stage show.

Who knows, maybe when we win 6/49 we can travel to experience this again.