It's Day 51 of the Gulf Oil Spill Debacle, and news outlets are scrambling to cover the latest wrench in the works beyond the employment and environmental: What about all the folks who spend all year dreaming of their annual vacation plans to the Gulf? Whether it's a soon-to-be bride sweating her already booked wedding
, a local couple who heard you can't even sit on the beach because it smells horrendous
, or a family of four from Louisville wondering
if it'll be safe to eat the food or play on the beach at their usual vacation spot at Gulf Shores, it seems everyone's tentative about whether to pack it up and hit 65 South or not.
Though some hotels and rental companies are relaxing their policies about cancellations and other folks have already busted a hump to snag quickly disappearing rooms at Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head, I'm curious what Nashvillians are planning on doing this summer. Do you take the risk, scout out disaster deals, look elsewhere, or just stay home? It seems a vacation commercial from Florida promising that their beaches are still OK airs every 20 minutes.