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Old 06-29-2010, 11:32 AM
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Oil spill and summer vacation


It is really sad about the gulf oil spill, so I guess it is a bad idea to go to Miami this summer, isn't it?

How about the west coast? Looking at the map, California seems unlikely to be affected by the oil spill, I would like to spend 10-14 days somewhere next to ocean. Any ideas?

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:39 AM
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It is really sad about the gulf oil spill, so I guess it is a bad idea to go to Miami this summer, isn't it?

How about the west coast? Looking at the map, California seems unlikely to be affected by the oil spill, I would like to spend 10-14 days somewhere next to ocean. Any ideas?
I love California. Have you ever been there before? If not, I would suggest spending some time in northern california (wine country) and also southern (LA and San Diego)

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:48 AM
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It is really sad about the gulf oil spill, so I guess it is a bad idea to go to Miami this summer, isn't it?
Look at it in a positive way. You dont have to buy sunblock lotion, the water already has natural sunblock oil in it

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:56 AM
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It is really sad about the gulf oil spill, so I guess it is a bad idea to go to Miami this summer, isn't it?

How about the west coast? Looking at the map, California seems unlikely to be affected by the oil spill, I would like to spend 10-14 days somewhere next to ocean. Any ideas?
Are you F'ing kidding me. No offense, but take a look at a Map. Miami is no where near this spill. In fact much of the West Coast of Florida in the gulf region is completely unaffected. I just spent several weeks on vacation in the Gulf on St. Pete. It's beautiful and completely devoid of oil.

Let's not go blowing things too far out of proportion. While things are bad in the Gulf, a lot of Gulf destinations are suffering due to misinformation and a ignorance of geography. Miami is just fine, as is most all of Florida.

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:35 PM
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Thank you. I was in LA a few months ago and I really enjoyed it too. I have never been to northern CA and San Diego, was thinking to go there this time

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Lol, BP should really pay you for this, and use it in their new Ads.

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Sorry but I'm not the only one saying the oil spill is reaching Miami: http://www.google.com/search?q=oil+spill+miami , what is so strange for one who has never been in the locale to question this?
Thanks for your information anyway. I'm really happy to hear that the spill isn't as terrible as what I was imagining.

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:31 PM
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You could always do some fist pumping in New Jersey, haha!

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Old 06-29-2010, 02:13 PM
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Look at it in a positive way. You dont have to buy sunblock lotion, the water already has natural sunblock oil in it
You can also get a part-time summer job mopping up the oil from the sea

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:31 PM
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I think you'll probably be fine in Miami. And even some oil does reach Miami, why is that a reason not to go there?

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:34 PM
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I love California. Have you ever been there before? If not, I would suggest spending some time in northern california (wine country) and also southern (LA and San Diego)


If you are a wine person Napa is a great place. Most people forget Sacramento even though it's the capital. It's a great city, not too big and not too small. There is a lot to do and if you have kids they would definitely find the historical importance of it interesting or so I would think.

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Old 06-30-2010, 01:56 AM
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Thanks guys! Too bad I don't drink alcohol...
I just noticed that Miami seems to be rainy these days, not sure how it looks like in July. CA seems to have fairly nice weather tho.

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Old 06-30-2010, 04:14 AM
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How about the west coast?
Mexico and South America are in the way, so you should be fine.

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Old 06-30-2010, 05:51 AM
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Thanks guys! Too bad I don't drink alcohol...
I just noticed that Miami seems to be rainy these days, not sure how it looks like in July. CA seems to have fairly nice weather tho.
Most of the south has "rainy" periods daily for thunderstorms, these last usually only a couple of minutes to an hour or so and disappear.. it's the climate of the south.

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Old 06-30-2010, 05:53 AM
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Are you F'ing kidding me. No offense, but take a look at a Map. Miami is no where near this spill. In fact much of the West Coast of Florida in the gulf region is completely unaffected. I just spent several weeks on vacation in the Gulf on St. Pete. It's beautiful and completely devoid of oil.

Let's not go blowing things too far out of proportion. While things are bad in the Gulf, a lot of Gulf destinations are suffering due to misinformation and a ignorance of geography. Miami is just fine, as is most all of Florida.
Miami is away from the spill.. for now.. until the oil hits the jet stream that circles the Gulf toward the keys, carries it across the keys to the atlantic and hits the gulf stream north bound. It's not a question of if it will hit Miami, but when.

As for the panhandle of Florida, most of it is unaffected. For example, Pensacola Beach has a bay inland from the gulf that is unaffected, hotel rooms are cheaper because people are staying away, and the usually packed restaurants are now sitting idle waiting for the brave who don't fear a little smell of oil.

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Old 06-30-2010, 03:14 PM
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I used to live in Miami for 5 years and while you should be fine as far as the oil spill. The beach is quite large so IF there was oil it would not affect the beach that much, you probably wouldn't want to go swimming in the ocean though. There are still quite a lot of pools and pool parties are really where a lot of people hang out anyway. If you are thinking about not going just because of the oil spill, I think you're being overly cautious.

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They are starting to plan THE MASS EVACUATIONS OF THE GULF STATES TO CALIFORNIA!! (This just gets wierder and scarier every second!)

http://www.youtube.com/v/m8Wg3k1IDTc





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