Tuesday, June 1, 2010


This whole oil spill thing has me pulling my hair out!! For us it is just a vacation and I understand that because it is SOOOOOO much more for those that live in the areas affected. It is actually more than just a vacation for us though. It is a family tradition. One that has only been broken once since Oldest was born and that was last year due to our move back to Tx. We were really looking forward to getting away this year and spending time away together as a family. We have been talking abt it for two years now!
I made the plans back in December. Those plans changed in the beginning of May when the owner of the condo we were to be renting said he would not refund our money if the oil spill did come to the Gulf Shores /Perdido area. We lost our deposit. A week later we re booked with an owner that was. Sadly tomorrow I will be canceling that reservation as well. Oil has reached Gulf Shores as of late Monday. It has not washed up on shore yet but is abt 8 miles off shore. Too close for comfort for us. I got my info off of their local news channel website.
Now I am on the hunt in hopes of trying to out run the oil spill. If anybody has or knows of anybody who has an awesome place on the beach from Ft Walton all the way to West Panama City let me know. I have several inquiries out but so far nothing is working out. We need three bedrooms and the availability to park three cars. We want to be able to go just one last time and take in all of its beauty! We had dreams of owning along those shores one day and praying that the worst case scenario will not be the worst case for all of the shore line.
My heart and prayers go out to those whose life revolves around these shores! It is truly devastating!


  1. Pamela, I am so sorry! I'm praying you find something super quick that's more fantastic than you can imagine. :) Keep us posted!!

  2. It's such a sad time with so many families affected by this oil spill. The lost income encompasses more than we can imagine. I saw a news report from the Valdez, Alaska spill and all these years (decades) later there is still oil on the shoreline. So, so sad.

    I don't have any answers for you but I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with this.

  3. I wish you all the luck finding a place so you can have that family vacation. It is so sad that this is happening, and that it could have been avoided they are saying. So many people made their living in these areas, and the poor fish and birds. It will never be the same again for many years to come. Oh, by the way, I love the music in the background, it soothes the soul.

  4. We just got back from a week and a half at New Smyrna Beach, FL. It's closer to Daytona so maybe to far for you. We had a wonderful time and stayed in a beautiful condo with three bedrooms for cheap money. We had to walk across the street to the beach but it wasn't bad. A little extra exercise, I figure.

    I do hope you find the perfect place for your family to vacation together. I know God has a perfect spot for you.


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