It's that time of year again and college students say it couldn't come soon enough. This weekend kicks off spring break for many students.
In Panama City only months ago tornados spun from Hurricane Ivan brought heavy rain and high winds. Starting Friday, a different force is hitting town, college students.
Justin Samson says, "We're going to go to Panama City tomorrow for five days, right on the beach, so hopefully there's some hot southern women down there and some good weather would be nice too, weather like this."
It's spring break for college students and the ever popular Panama City Beach is always a top hot spot.
Justin says, "I chose it because it's two hours from here, which is close. I heard it's just Panama City."
And some students want to venture to other lands for their break.
Courtney and Lauren are packed and ready to spend five days and four nights with about 20 of their sorority sisters.
For students who can't or don't want to dish out the big bucks for a big break, Amanda Jobe says, "My plans were to go to Miami, but I only have $100 left for the rest of the school year, so I'm just staying at home and finishing up the schoolwork that was due this week."
Traveling or not, near or far, just make sure spring break is safe.