Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tonight's the night!

Yehaw! Tonight I will be on the plane flying from Las Vegas to St. Croix! America's Paradise and my tropical island home! I can hardly wait. It's been almost a year since I left St. Croix and came back to spend some time at my desert home in southern Nevada. It has been hot, hot, hot here in the desert ... and will only get hotter as we go into August. I'm looking forward to the tropical breezes and liming on the beach in St. Croix.

The Virgin Islands are U.S. territory. There are 3 islands in the Virgins: St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. St. Croix is the largest of the United States Virgin Islands, 82 square miles in area. There are two distinct towns to visit: Christiansted and Frederiksted.

The towns of Christiansted and Fredriksted each has its own distinctive style. The architectural quality and historic interest of the one-time Danish West Indies capital has made part of Christiansted (founded in 1734) a National Historic Site.

In Christiansted, you can shop the day away through quaint shops filled with French perfumes, china, crystal, batik clothing and jewelry. You can visit Buck Island, one of the world's finest dive spots. Frederiksted has its share of shops and shopping. It also has a tropical Rain Forest and Whim Greathouse, a plantation restored to the way it was in the 1700s.

Some interesting facts about St. Croix: Christopher Columbus landed at Salt River on the North Shore in November 1493. And you've gone as far as you can go in the United States on the easternmost point of St. Croix, Point Udall.

See ya'll on the other side! I will be offline for a while.

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