I was in the US a while, and now I'm back in St. Kitts. I'm in the factory, working, during the day. Afterwards, I generally go to the gym at Sugar Bay and/or do errands. The trainer at Sugar Bay hasn't gotten that much better, but he's still hilarious and keeps me motivated. I can say that if you're looking to have a good time and get in a workout, the gym at Sugar Bay is a pretty good deal.
I've noticed a few differences between now and my previous trip. First, I am not being bit by mosquitoes as much. At first, I was chalking it up to the mosquito soap I bought and have been using. Then, I realized that the ladies at the gym weren't dousing themselves in Off, like they were during my last trip. I think that (for some unknown reason) the mosquitoes aren't as bad now as they were then. Don't get me wrong- I still have some bites, but they're not all over everywhere all the time. Second, there's a new song on the radio with the chorus "yo ho ho and a bottle of rum." Every time I hear it, I crack up.
Tonight, I started my weekend by finally getting back to the beach and taking a short walk in the sand. I was on the wrong side of the island to see the good sunset, but it was still very pleasant and calming- a great start.
I was too lazy to cook, so I picked up food at Ciao Italian Restaurant in Frigate Bay, not really expecting much out of an Italian restaurant in St. Kitts. I should have. The gorgonzola sauce was good, but nothing special. However, their homemade gnocchi is to die for. They are soft, melt-in-your-mouth pillows of potatoey goodness. Seriously- they rank amongst the best gnocchi I've ever had, even better than some of the gnocchi I've had handmade by Italian grandmothers. Also, I got very quick service, especially for St. Kitts. I have to say that this is definitely some place I will be back to.
I'm staying in Basseterre now, so it's a bit of a different neighborhood, but at least where I am can't be that dangerous. At 9 pm on Friday night there were a bunch of kids being noisy outside. I looked, and there were about 20 teenagers doing aerobics, abs, and other exercises outside on the lawn by one of my windows. It was actually pretty cool to see them spend their Friday night that way. If I didn't feel so old, I might have tried to go join them.