The Island is rockin these days. Really really busy. Seems like there are people everywhere, because, there are... Let's make it clear- this is awesome. I hope the restaurants, hotels, shops, and everyone else is making good money because of it.
But how does it affect someone like...me? Well, I need to think ahead if I want to go out to dinner. That is important if you don't want to wait for a table. Especially at a popular restaurant.
How about traffic? Well, the downtown area gets really busy with the cruise ship visitors. So driving down there isn't all that desirable. But hey, it never is as far as I am concerned.
The ferry or barge to St. John? I went over on the barge last Saturday, and it wasn't bad at all!! No long lines, no long wait. But it was Saturday, and I wouldn't expect there to be a long line without as many work trucks.
What really makes a difference is REAL ESTATE SHOWINGS. These have been very busy. And often, it is simply visitors trying to get an idea about properties down here, that may not be really serious about buying. But I have learned that you never know. And the increase in showings has been welcomed with open arms.
Of course, as expected, our vacation rentals have been packed. Always the case this time of year. And it is also welcomed with open arms.
So welcome everyone, and keep the island rockin as long as possible.