Question: What will I see when I get to Panama City Beach?
It has been quite a while since I've visited the beaches of the Florida panhandle. The Proper Southern Baby Girl had never been to the beach and didn't have a single air brushed clothing item to her name. I was feeling a bit like a failure as a parent. Okay, she still doesn't have anything airbrushed, but at least she has been to the beach and saw the ocean from an extremely safe distance (by her choosing). My husband was a bit concerned about venturing so far south. The thought of traveling through L.A. (lower Alabama for my Northern followers) was a bit disconcerting for him. I will say that the restrooms stops were at times treacherous, but we managed to find the restrooms in the storage room of whichever forsaken Piggly Wiggly we visited.
We made it to PCB very late at night. We had gotten a slow start, because my husband and I contracted a horrific illness that our doctor says only children get and that there was no way we had it. Well, we did. I want my copay back. We stayed at Splash! I think the exclamation point is part of the name and is not a reflection of my excitement. Although, we did like our condo and enjoyed the lazy river very much. I will recommend that if you have small children, do not try to go out to eat in the evening. I had never seen such madness. How good is that food at Pineapple Willy's? I guess we will never know. We did make a visit to Thomas Donuts. Good donuts. I would like to go back and try other items on the menu. We also enjoyed our visit to St. Andrews State Park. If you want awesome family beach photos, head there close to sunset for that magic lighting that makes everyone look fantastic.
Overall, we had a great trip with family. We were blessed that they could share this first for our little one.