“LUV” Giveaway winners enjoy a romantic stay at the Emerald Coast

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Although our Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine “LUV Is In the Air” giveaway winners are now on their way back home to Colorado, we hope they had a wonderful and romantic getaway here at the Emerald Coast!

For those of you who don’t know, The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach hosted a giveaway contest around Valentine’s Day, sponsored by Southwest Airlines and Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine. Entrants had to write a haiku about their relationship–that is, a poem consisting of 17 syllables only (5 in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third)–and after receiving over 25,000 entries, Kyle Himmerick of Colorado was chosen as our winner with his haiku expressing his feelings about his marriage to his beautiful wife, Stacy.

“Spring and we arise

As Lovers take to the skies

Adventuring on…”


Kyle and Stacy recently enjoyed a 7-night stay at Grand Panama Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., round-trip airfare from Southwest Airlines, $10,000 to spend at McCaskill & Company Fine Jewelers in Destin, Fla., a $1000 shopping spree at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, dinner for two at Firefly restaurant, a private dinner at the resort, dolphin excursion and Eco-Tour from Sunjammers Watersports, and an original painting from Justin Gaffrey art studio, the whole time being escorted to and from activities by Sunshine Shuttles!

Check out The Resort Collection’s Facebook page to see some PHOTOS from Kyle and Stacy’s romantic Gulf Coast getaway!