Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Height of High Season

Because President's Day coincides with many schools' winter breaks, and because it's hard to resist trading the dark cold winters for the perfect weather of the islands, this is the most popular week to visit St. Croix. In essence, it's the height of high season. Restaurants are crowded, hotels are fully booked, beaches are well attended, and the roads have cars with drivers trying hard to remember to stay on the left.

For locals and tourists alike, the weekends are jammed with tempting activities. Last weekend we had Friday Sunset Jazz, the Good Hope Art Exhibit, the Mardi Croix Parade, The Fur Ball to raise funds for the Animal Welfare Center, the Agricultural Fair and the play "Once Upon a Mattress." This coming weekend there will be the Sea Creatures Masquerade Ball to raise funds for the St. Croix Environmental Association, a full Crucian pig roast at Mt. Victory Camp to benefit Haiti Community Support, plus live music everywhere, including Kurt Schindler at the Domino Club.

Living here, there's only so much energy/time/money to do everything. Sometimes, a simple day on the beach is enough, but it's nice to know all of these good things are happening around us.

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