Best Sand on Earth

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Flag of United States  , Florida
Sunday, May 10, 2009

Panama City beach could have been the best vacation we have ever been
on.  Maybe it was because the sand on the beaches was softer than Maui,
Cancun, Puerta Vallarta, West Coast or East Coast sand,  maybe it was
because my wives wealthy uncle let us stay a week in his million dollar
condo that was right on the beach, or maybe it was because we had a one
year old baby at home that still wasn't sleeping through the night and we
were able to get some much needed rest.  I think it was a combination
of all 3 because all 3 are true.  We flew into Atlanta because that was as close as we could get to Panama City Beach, FL flying standby.  We
rented a car and drove the rest of the way that night.  It was nice to
see Georgia and Alabama on our way down there.  I had no idea Alabama
was so green and pretty.  We showed up late at night to the Condo and
sat out on the balcony for while listening to the ocean and soaking in
the excitement of how much fun we were going to have.  There were a lot
of skooter rentals all along the coast of the town, we never rented one because we
had the car but they looked like a lot of fun.  The sand was so soft I couldn't believe it, it honestly felt like powder.  One of the best
things about Panama City Beach is all the places to eat on the beach. 
The restaurants always had someone singing and playing the guitar,
especially the Kenny Chesney song No shoes no shirt no problem.  One thing that I
think about while being on this trip is that we were so excited to not
have a baby to put to bed at night that we wanted to watch as many
movies as possible.  We couldn't find a red box with a movie that we
wanted so we googled nearby movie stores and my wife found one called
late night video.  It was a ways away just outside of town but we made
the trip being as gullible as us, we about crapped when we pulled up and
saw that it was an adult porno video rental store.  I cant believe we didn't put two and two together.  The next day we looked up a local
canoeing river adventure.  This was awesome.  Neither of us has been in a
canoe since we were 14.  But we jumped in and took off down this slow
moving river.  We did have to navigate around some fallen trees and some
shallow areas.  The bugs were bad but we didn't care because there were
four fresh water springs on the way.  We stopped at each one and the
water was crystal clear.  I still cant believe the color of the water it
was amazing to see.  There were plenty of turtles to see and crocodiles
are seen once in a while, but we didn't see one.  The company that did
the canoe rental really made me wonder.  We waited for about an hour for
them to show up at the meeting spot and there were some locals
fishing at that spot that made me a little nervous.  You really had no
idea if this was the right meeting spot or when they were actually
showing up, but that helped make it so fun. After that we spent a few days laying around on the beach and eating local seafood. I really hope we can make it back there one day.  I am not a shopper but my wife is and I will admit the atmosphere of the shopping center was enjoyable.  The only problem is if we go back we are going to want to stay in the condo again.  We had a lot more pictures from this trip but lost them when our computer crashed.  Luckily we were able to regain these from random places.
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