It seems like overnight, everyone and their brother came to the USVI. After my wonderful Christmas holiday in Minnesnowta, filled with Surly brews, Star Wars, and lots of sugar, I witnessed the invasion of the tourists on the beaches/bars/wrong side of the road (we drive on the left down here). You guys are proof that high season has begun as I noticed a plethora of beautiful beach pics uploaded on FB in the last couple weeks. Everyone told us it would be crazy at the end of December, and they were right! We had every EcoTour going out each day and ran out of kayaks at least once… But guiding trips has been a ton of fun!
But there has been a bit of a lull since New Years so I am happy to announce that I got a second job and am the newest bartender at Woody’s Seafood Saloon! Better known here as Kenny Chesney’s hang out. If you don’t believe me, just go and re-watch When I See This Bar, which is full of great shots of STJ and filmed at Woody’s. We’re BFFs now if you were wondering… 😉 JK. I still have yet to meet him!
So far, tending bar is a blast and definitely helping with my budget so we can hopefully stay on island through the spring! We have been having tons of fun with everything there is to do here including hiking, seeing live music, and finding all the best happy hour spots.
Pretty much every day I meet someone new who is super friendly and happy to be here. It seems like the people who live here that are in their 20s and 30s usually have the overall same story of how they got here with slightly different details. Maybe that’s why everyone is so cool and easy to relate to 🙂 it’s great to finally feel like a part of the STJ community and even though I miss the mountains and the snow, I’m happy to be here, now.