Today, we are off to Carnival. We've gone to Carnival all but one year since we have been living in St Thomas. The Carnival schedule started this year on the 1st of April and runs through today the 29th of April. If you want to see the St Thomas Carnival Schedule you can go to the website.
There are all kinds of events which culminate tonight with a fireworks display. When I say we have gone to Carnival I mean to say that we go to the Adult Parade which meanders through the streets of Charlotte Amalie. The parade is a interesting event. People drinking on the side of the road watching people drinking and walking down the middle of the road.
There are hundreds if not thousands of people who actually take part in a parade that lasts most of the day. Many of the costumes are ornate and beautiful. Some well not so much. It is an interesting, home spun celebration of V.I.-ness. Caribbean music, dancers, and my personal favorite the Steel Drum band. I always look forward to that float. There must be about 75-100 kids/young adults on three floats of two levels. They play their hearts out. It's wonderful. I look forward to it every year.
On Thursday this week, as part of Carnival, there was a horse race. I think I had mentioned that the race horses exercise by swimming in Vessup Bay. I was thinking of the horserace and thought I would try this new style on a drawing of a horse.
We're going off to watch the parade - you have a nice day.