first moved to St. Thomas in May of '97, after my good buddy Kenny
made it abundantly clear that if i didn't suck it up and get the hell
out of Fayetteville i would be missing the opportunity of a lifetime.
Ken was already living there and made it all too easy to show up, live
in his apartment, get a job on his boat, and generally just make myself
at home in the Virgin Islands. It was a convincing argument, he spoke
words of iron and i still owe him one. That move changed my life forever.
Since '97, i have been back and forth to the Vi about 4 or 5 times, have
actually lived there twice, and consider it a second home. I have many
good friends there and one of my best clients, Billy
D's Special Tees. There are even
some other Arkansan transplants down there to commiserate with, like John
Powers who works at Caneel
Bay and Dan Sheffey, owner of the Grateful
Deli and all around "good ol' fucker".
a friend of mine emailed me and asked for the inside scoop on the Vi,
where to stay, what to see, what to avoid, that kind of thing. So i wrote
him a whole schpeel of stuff, and afterwards realized it was a good primer
for any one headed down to St. Thomas/St. John. So if you're planning
a trip, click
here to know what i know.