>Alpha has a Hawaiian climate, so we lead an indoor-outdoor life all year. Our apartment is about the same size as our old house on Earth, and it has a garden. Alpha was one of the first habitats to be built, so our trees have had time to grow to a good size.
>You'll notice immediately the small scale of things, but for a town of 10,000 people we're in rather good shape for entertainment: four small cinemas, quite a few good small restaurants, and many amateur theatrical and musical groups. It takes only a few minutes to travel over to the neighboring communities, so we visit them often for movies, concerts, or just a change in climate. There are ballet productions on the big stage out in the low-gravity recreational complex that serves all the residents of our region of space. Ballet in 1/10 gravity is beautiful to watch: dreamlike, and very graceful. You've seen it on TV, but the reality is even better. Of course, right here in Alpha we have our own low-gravity swimming pools, and our club rooms for human-powered flight. Quite often Jenny and I climb the path to the "North Pole" and pedal out along the zero-gravity axis of the sphere for half an hour or so, especially after sunset, when we can see the soft lights from the pathways below.