Next we found ourselves in Mississippi where we took the coast road so that we could enjoy their beaches. They were white and beautiful with inviting places to stop along the way.
It was still cold and gray, but the wind wasn't blowing like crazy and it was very pleasant exploring their docks.
We had no destination at this point but "destinations happen"... I checked on my Facebook on the iPad and there was a post from Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville... Hmmm... I wonder if there's a Margaritaville in Florida? YES! We have a destination! Panama City Beach Florida.
We spent the next day shopping and touring around the Panama City Beach area. We had finally outrun the rain and the skies were clear and cool. This town can compare to South Padre...
With a little bit of Kemah thrown in.
We found the streets mostly deserted, again, it's low season... This one place looked like it had all the business in town so we stopped in at Sharkey's.
This place had the ambiance we were looking for, fun/casual/beach. I had every intention of being good, but was lured by the sight of a pile of fried food being delivered to a nearby table. Oh well... give up and go with it. We had a delicious dinner of very fresh fried fish and trimmings.
This was the end to our time in Panama City Beach... we had to go out as we came in. TOURISTS!