Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday in Panama City

We went for a drive on Saturday to check out a couple of things and to see the beach north of Panama City.  First we located a CVS in town and checked on a prescription.  Apparently is was not in the system.  I'll have to call on Monday and see where it is.  Then we found a church we think we'd like to try later on this morning.

Then we came upon a city produce market in the St. Andrews area.
We usually find these things interesting.  I like the tables and chairs.
We settled on some tomatoes.  After the market, we ate our lunch that Pam packed for us and then we drove up the highway along the beach.

It is St. Patrick's Day weekend and Spring Break and we saw a lot of hotels and young people.  I didn't realize there were so many hotels on Panama City Beach.  But there were lots of them.  North of PCB we found some beaches that were not so crowded.
These are definitely our kind of beach.  White sand, big beaches and lots of sun.  It was a gorgeous day.

After a nice drive we made our way back to the Tyndall AFB FamCamp where we are staying.  It is a very nice campground and well maintained.  After dinner we went for a walk around the campground.  We started out on the hiking trail near our campsite.
It winds around the campground and is near the water.

The campsites are in a wooded area but we have cable TV.  And all the sites have plenty of room.  It is not crowded at all.  The people that run the campground do a great job of keeping the roads and grounds well maintained.  No potholes along any of the roads and the trees are all trimmed back
We are liking it here and will be staying a few more days.  We still want to run down to Mexico Beach and see what that looks like.  And maybe play another round of golf.  We will see.

That's it for this edition for the Roadrunner Chronicles - thanks for joining us!  It is beginning to warm up here again, hope the same is happening where ever you are.


  1. What a wonderful day. We love the beaches at Panama City. Mexico Beach is awesome too.

  2. Hi Pam and Randy, we love PCB and the area. Last year we went to the chili cook off at Mexico Beach. Loads of fun and local color. If you get a chance and have never been, drive a little further to Apalachicola. It's a great area. We have eaten lunch at the Apalachicola Seafood Grill several times. Family owned and operated for years and the food is yummy!

    Nothing quite like the Gulf beaches...

  3. We much prefer the emptier, quiet beaches. When we were in Mexico Beach, it was so cold and windy but we braved it and went to the beach. Didn't stay long so we really want to go back sometime.

  4. Growing up in Georgia, PCB was a favorite destination...affectionately known as the "Redneck Riviera." Yes, there are LOTS of hotels. Enjoy the beautiful beaches.

  5. Ah tomatoes, I'm jealous, I miss our home grown tomatoes. And I love the sites at the camp ground. That is our kind of place wooded and very private. The beach looks really calm and peaceful. Looking forward to more pictures. Take care.

  6. Oh my... those tomatoes look DELICIOUS!!!!

    Karen and Steve
    The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  7. It sure is great to find a city produce market. We lucked into one right new to the Elks Lodge where we are staying in St. Augustine. It is excellent and they even had live music too.

    We appreciate the review of Tyndall. PCB is one of our favorite places.