I'm writing this in response to the letter from Billy Harris, the dissatisfied tourist who visited four times in 40 years.
People are hurtin' out there, and everybody needs to vent somewhere, sometime.
The point is, we don't have to defend our selves for bad gumbo. We also don't have to defend some complaints about a bad experience.
Destin is not just a tourist trap. Destin, to me, is the ultimate place in this country right now to experience our incredible hospitality industry as well as our incredible emerging multi-cultural arts Mecca.
Letís not think shallow, but rather dig a channel like we do best. And tell Billy to come back. Hey, I'll buy you a drink or cup of Joe! 



Henry Boenning
Destin