Friday, April 30, 2010

Coastal Concerns Continue....

Happy Friday, Shopaholics! I soooo wish I could say I am looking forward to the weekend, but at this point I'm filled with what can only be described as a growing sense of dread.

It's no longer a question of "if" this oil spill makes it to our shores, but when. NOAA is now officially predicting Sunday for the Alabama Gulf Coast, and Saturday for Bumpkin on a Swing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Today we are heading to Dauphin Island, which is the barrier island you see on the above map (Alabama coast, west side of Mobile Bay).  I am also inserting a map below which Bumpkin put together a few days ago, with both of our locations marked. This will give you an idea about Gulf coast geography if you're not already familiar!

I will likely be without internet access most of the weekend. Let's say this - Dauphin Island is a tad "remote". It's not "Gilligan's Island" (there are 2 gas stations and working telephones, even a few restaurants and shops) but it's close. The internet doesn't work at least 75% of the time. I do have some previously scheduled blog posts that are going up daily for you (and a fantastic LILLY SALE that you'll surely want to see starting on Saturday!) - so please don't forget to check in. I'm going to take the camera, but honestly I hope there isn't much to photograph! Be sure to go visit the Bumpkin and sign up to follow her, she's going to have current updates! Besides this oil spill business, you will love her anyway! :-) 

These are the times it's tough to live on the coast. With 365 days a year of mostly bliss, we lose about 10 or so each year with hurricanes, hurricane concerns, tropical storms, etc. I still prefer this over heavy traffic and snow - any day of the week!

Have a Fantastic Friday, gone to the beach (and maybe fishing) while we still can!


  1. Have a safe trip. This whole oil spill is just terrible! Thinking of you guys!!
    XOXO- Vy

  2. I love you, I'm praying for those turtles girl!
    I linked you on my post today too!
    Stay positive.....

  3. I'm praying that the oil stays away from all US shores. I'm so sorry.

  4. Thinking of you Lori, and sending big hugs. Thank you to you and Lisa for keeping us informed!! XOXO Love ya!

  5. How horrible... we have friends in Fairhope too. Thinking and praying for the people and wildlife of the Gulf.

  6. I keep thinking about you! What a sad situation for all of those ocean creatures! It breaks my heart!


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