wonderlily commented on the blog post Should my family spend $ in NC for my 50th birthday fete next year w/anti-gay Amendment One in place?
I live in Wake County and would boycott everything on your behalf if I could. Unfortunately, that’s not realistic. We live in this state, and we pay taxes to it, and we should enjoy the wonderful natural beauty we have here.
I just spent a week in an oceanfront house in Dare County. I was proud to support one of the few counties that voted down Amendment One. My suggestion is that you go to the Outer Banks if that’s what you want to do, and be out and proud (and interracial!) My experience has been that beach folk are pretty tolerant and welcoming.
There’s a lovely B&B down near the Southern end of Hatteras Island called The Inn at Pamlico Sound which I understand has a wonderful spa. And I don’t know how long a drive is too arduous for you, but it’s only three hours from Raleigh to Manteo, and maybe an hour further north or south, depending where on the Outer Banks you go.
Whatever you choose, I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends…….