In the continuing effort to convince visitors that the Gulf Coast is worth a trip right now despite horrific oil spill news, the Alabama tourism folks have a new July 4 weekend promotional video featuring chef Lucy Buffett (yes, Jimmy’s sister.)

It has a down-home, “support what you love” feel that I like a lot. Visitors can also consult status reports on the Beach Facts blog.

Here’s the direct link on their YouTube channel if you can’t see the embed box below: