Thursday, June 09, 2005

Southwest Virginia -- Little Switzerland

The Radmacher children revolt. "You promised only one hour, Daddy. These liederhosen itch and this dog stinks. I wanna go home."  Posted by Hello

Jerry over at From on High is again questioning the prevailing mantra that Southwest Virginia's economic future lies in tourism.

Salt Lick saw enough big-time "economic development" in the Peace Corps to know it's beyond his expertise (did I mention Africa is still poor?). Some of those wonks over at "Bacon's Rebellion - the Blog" could probably figure it out if they tore themselves away from how to travel 10 miles in less that 1 hour in major Virginia urban areas. But with the delights of Dollywood and Pigeon Forge four hours south, and Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg about 5 hours northward, I do wonder if what we'll get here is low-spending, anti-globalization granola heads.

Oh well, as long as they don't try to get Jethro to smoke crawdads again.