Among the many events during the festive holiday season on St. Croix is that once the year ends. On the first day of the New Year, it is a Virgin Island family tradition to get together to take that long scenic drive to the far east of the island to watch the first sunrise. This is where the most easternmost point of the United States which is called, Point Udall, is located.
To capture this spectacular sunrise scene, you have to be on your way no later than 5am or else, there would be no sunrise at Point Udall for you. My feelings at the time were: hey, you see one sunrise at Pont Udall, you see it all. I needed 40 more winks.
When the family returned, it was not like any other sunrise. They were excited about meeting the son of Scranton, PA, Joe Biden at Point Udall. My granddaughters talked about how he was so nice and did not mind taking pictures and selfies.
Below is my favorite lucky photo because it reflects a sense of value and wholeness for the everyday person
L-R Breanna, Brielle, (now) President Joe Biden, Britni, and Brynn Ward at Point Udall, St. Croix Virgin Islands.
Who could have known how that celebration of the January 1st, 2018 sunrise would have turned out.?