Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Break

Who would have thought that an island resort area would be swamped during Spring Break? For some reason, the sudden swarms of people have taken me by surprise. One minute my whole block is empty and the next thing you know there are no parking places for miles. Every villa is full. Bicycles everywhere (except on the BIKE TRAIL!).

The biggest kicker is the traffic. Now the island is only 12 miles long but apparently everyone is terrified they are going to get lost. So they switch lanes at the drop of a hat and drive 20 miles an hour (get a map!) Apparently they spell differently too because Y-I-E-L-D means STOP! to all out of towners. It’s a good thing I am such a patient person.

There is one good thing about the visitors. They are happy to be here. They smile at people when they pass them. They say hello. Such a change from the majority of the locals.

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