First Lady Michelle Obama made her very first trip to the Gulf Coast since the start of the BP oil spill on April 20th. On Tuesday, she spent a grand total of three hours in Panama City, Florida. After a quick photo-op at the beach, Mrs. Obama made a statement to the press, then bought herself some ice cream.
Michelle Obama told the press that people should not be afraid to vacation in the Gulf region. She said that there are still many beaches free of contamination from oil. Oddly enough, the Obama family will be taking yet another vacation, their fourth since the BP oil spill began, in Maine, about as far from the oil spill as possible.
Later in her lengthy three hour tour, Mrs Howell, I mean Mrs. Obama, stopped by the Pink Pelican and bought a Chocolate Hurricane. This dessert treat was a dish of chocolate ice cream. No mention of how many calories and fat were in the dessert.
This was the first trip to the Gulf region for Michelle Obama since the BP oil spill began. When her husband made his first visit, Michelle was in Malibu, California, staying at a millionaire investor’s beach front mansion. There were no reports of her ice cream choices there.