Believe it or not, this Owensboroan has never been to Panama City Beach. I've been to nearby Pensacola and central Florida on several occasions. But this is my "maiden voyage," so to speak.

And what a way to do something for the first time!

At the Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach!

Don't forget to text "BEACH" to 54284 to qualify to win your very own Panama City Beach vacation at the Holiday Inn Resort!

Let me just share day one with you in pictures beginning with the view from my 15th floor room. (And by the way, all 325 rooms here face the Gulf of Mexico!)

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That's from the balcony. The sunset happens out front:

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Here are a couple of views of the Holiday Inn Resort from beachside:

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And this is Larry. He likes my balcony railing.

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Oh, one more thing. Before I go, make sure you check out our Facebook live videos of our first encounter with the beach and a drive down the Front Beach strip in Panama City Beach.

Stay tuned...