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I am back on the mainland and blogging from Seattle with South Austin in the rearview mirror. Don't worry Virgin Island fans, I will most certainly be back in the Caribbean for visits if not full-time. And I'm sure St. Thomas will creep it's way into many future posts. For now, it's all about living in the Pacific Northwest!

May 10, 2010

Carnival Soon Come!

It is the middle of April and St. Thomas is getting ready for carnival. The flags have been strung above the square so that it looks like a President's Day sale at a car dealership and the constant flapping sounds like rain.  There is construction everywhere. I do not think it is related to carnival as there have been crews tearing up roads all over the island for several months as part of the plan to put people back to work.  Outside of the crews that are forever repaving the streets after each rain, there are smaller crews of three that walk the roadside with machetes to combat the ever advancing brush. One crew member works the machete while the others hold a curtain to prevent dust and debris from flying into car windows or taking out the eyes of safari bus passengers. There are no signs temporary or permanent to announce their presence but the curtain makes it pretty obvious.
In past posts, I have included some construction signs that I have noticed on the island.

While driving past YHG the other day through one of the more busy intersections, I noticed a new sign. It gave me pause, and then the giggles.  I mentioned the sign to some friends. They hadn't noticed it. How can that be? It has been there for days. Doesn't it make you wonder?

Who is Andy? Is this just modern graffiti? Is is a cry for help? A shout out? Well, Andy... I would like to know you as well as any construction secrets you might be privy to.  Any status on the Bridge to Nowhere project? What about an ETC date for the Red Hook mess? I anxiously await your reply.

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