posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 09:01 AM
My teenage children and I are traveling to the Destin, Florida area for Spring Break to visit grandparents in late March.
It is a trip we have looked forward to in the past, even though we haven't been able to go in the last few years. Their Grandfather hasn't been well
lately, so the trip is especially important to make this year and spend some family time together.
Recognizing that the BP Disaster is still having an impact and will for years to come on the environment, economy and health of the people and
"destinations" of the Gulf Coast region, I need to ask questions and get better informed before embarking on this journey. Where do we stand on the
health or toxicity of the environment in the Gulf Coast - not only from the oil, but from the solutions that were employed like corexit?
Would you let your children swim in the gulf water? Should we let them play in the sand and eat the amazing crabcakes at
The Crab Trap
next to the beautiful white sands and aqua waters? We want to support the merchants we have
supported in the past, even coming home with I'm sure a few hermit crabs in a see through habitat complete with the plastic palm tree. But, given the
massive scope of this disaster, I have to ask - what are the facts today?
I appreciate any information members might share on the conditions, concerns and still beautiful benefits of visiting the Gulf Coast. Thanks!
edit on 24-1-2011 by DancedWithWolves because: (no reason given)