9-17 April 2017
My wife, retired Army, called and spoke with Mike to make our reservations, it was no problem. He handled our request professionally and quickly. We arrived at Raptor Ranch Fam Camp on Tyndall AFB, Sunday afternoon and left 8 days later on Monday. It was our first visit to the area. the campground is easily accessed directly off of Florida RT98. You do not need to go through any security gate, you just drive into the park entrance, the registration office is immediately on your left. We liked our stay at Tyndall, the occasional F-22 Raptor was entertaining and we learned you could go down near the flight line and watch them land and take-off. We tried twice, each time we drove over the end of the runway, they would inexplicably stop, oh well, maybe next time. The base had an adequate Exchange and Commissary about 2 miles away which required you to go onto the base. There is a nature trail within the campground which was a very nice short walk through the wooded area surrounding the campground. While there we visited the downtown historic district of Panama City and took the self-guided walking tour. It was unremarkable. We also decided to visit the Bear Creek Feline Center, just north of Panama City, which was very educational and enjoyable.
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