What happened to Destin? It seems it has advanced into a giant tourist trap with no rhyme or rhythm.

I have visited Destin four times over 40 years and always had a good time and left with good memories. This time, all I left with was a bad taste left by bad food and an ill-natured wait staff and a desire never to return.

I know the almighty dollar speaks loudly and will turn a lot of heads. It has certainly turned mine into never going back to a wonderful place that, like a hooker, has sold herself to the highest bidder.

You wont' miss me, and the feeling is mutual.

By the way, if you wish to serve gumbo in your restaurants, learn how it's prepared. What I was served was slop.

Billy W. Harris
Horn Lake, Miss.