" I also wonder how much longer service industry workers will be able to swing a daily trip from Defuniak, Freeport, Niceville, Crestview and Panama City into SOWAL without a substantial raise. Of course the raise would have to be recouped from the tourists who may be going 'on the cheap' if they elect to visit in the first place. That is a mighty slippery slope...[/QUOTE]" Unfortunately some businesses may not be able to push that rope, if people are going to eat more meals in their condo as a result of costs being passed on.. My point is that those increased labor costs may just as easily be "recouped" by businesses, in the form of lost profits, or worse. no more doom and gloom, its time to put a lime in the gin and take in the view. SoWal will be a truly great place to ride out the supposedly coming 2nd great depression.