Friday, March 30

CEO of United Airlines Re-accommodates Some Sand

When the local news said that four homeowners who moved sand around on the beach to create a sand barrier in front of their homes included the CEO of United Airlines, I did a little research. Oscar Munoz owns what I assume is a vacation home (his office is in Chicago) worth over $6,000,000 in Ponte Vedra. He also paid $3.5 million for part of Oprah's old condo in Chicago. That's around $10,000,000 in housing, so being a CEO seems like a pretty good gig. And you probably get used to getting your way.

I also learned that Munoz got a brand new heart a few years ago. I'm not implying he paid extra for the heart. That's probably not even legal...Actually, it is, according to Business Insider. Apparently, people on multiple wait lists (which cost more money) have a better rate of survival. Munoz got his new heart three months after suffering a heart attack. That's a little below the average wait time of four months, but it's not like his money got him a new heart the next day.

But I can see how someone who has a lot (and almost lost all of it) would not want to wait for Ponte Vedra to get around to rebuilding the sand dunes. That's like waiting around for a new heart. It's much easier to just re-accommodate some sand, even if the law says it's not legal.

If you'd like to spend some time on Ponte Vedra Beach with Oscar, I'd recommend using this access point:
Beach Access Point
NameSan Diego Rd
Access TypeWalkover
Access NumberPVB #5

[Side note]
I learned what Saturnia flooring is while researching this article. It's Travertine, not something mined on Saturn. Some people will tell you Saturnia is something nicer than Travertine, but it's apparently the same stone just cut differently. I know, this stuff doesn't matter to most of us who don't own multi-million dollar mansions. Those of you in Ponte Vedra who have Travertine and neighbors with Saturnia know what I'm talking about. 

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