Monday, May 31, 2010

Our trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast

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Last week, we made our annual pilgrimage to the beach. We decided to make the trip a little early this year, knowing that oil will soon make landfall. We always go to Orange Beach, Alabama so that our tourism dollars stay in our own state, and because it’s very beautiful and family friendly.

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It’s so sad to realize just how much oil is spilling into the Gulf each day. Very likely, the Gulf Coast will never be the same. I can’t imagine how much time and effort will be required to clean up the mess.

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So, we purposed to enjoy the beach. In a trip that may be our last for quite a long time. And it was absolutely wonderful.

This trip, my husband stayed home to work on several remodeling projects (can’t wait to share them with you!), so my cousin and I went together, both taking our 2 children. We had an absolutely amazing time together.

5 comments:

MAYBELLINE said...

I believe nature will clean up the mess better than any humans could imagine once the spill has been controlled. Hurricanes most likely will be a big part of the clean up. What a tragedy.

Sue said...

it's so sad. We don't hear a lot about the oil spill down here, but what we do see is so tragic.
I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Melissa said...

Maybelline, I believe you're right about that. Nature will run it's course. I'm a bit concerned that hurricane season is upon us. In my mind, I can see the hurricanes slinging oil all over if they travel inland. Did you know that 2 inches below the sand in Alaska there is still oil from the Exxon Valdez oil spill? All these years later, and it's still a problem. So sad.

Sue, when we were at the beach, we could see all sorts of inflatable barriers around the bays. They have put them out in the hopes that it will save our inlets. No one knows yet how devastating this spill will actually be.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Melissa, what a beautiful place to visit but so sad that it may never be the same again...at least not for a long time. I hope you took lots of pictures so you can remember this special trip. Love your photo's! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have been up to around the house or farm...have a wonderful Tuesday... Maura :)

Melissa said...

Maura, we did get lots of pictures and had a wonderful time. I'm praying the devastation will not be as bad as expected. Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday, too!