Papa’s World – We call CAMERON WOODS HOME!

We have found this to be true here in the new neighborhood – everyone seems to get along and is really nice!

Moon over the EAST end of Cameron Woods – this section is complete – we now know most of the people here –

there have been several block parties and seasonal parties.

We are awaiting the community center to be completed – where we can meet and greet.

We find this community to be very welcoming – mostly retired people here but still folks working from home.

Some are second homes waiting for retirement or vacation homes.

We are fortunate that we can view sunsets such as this or a sunrise from the street end of our driveway.

That is one of the reasons we choose this lot when it became available.

Our home in Cameron Woods Community – not large but enough room for the company – and all on one level!

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Papa’s World – Pickleball at Cameron Woods with family!

Good day everyone from Cameron Woods Community in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

We all walked up to the new pickleball courts and the family played for about an hour. Above is Taylor and Bode on one side and Marcus on the other side.

Here Tammy is on one side and Sherry and Cassidy on the other. The courts are brand new and hoping soon the center will be finished and we can use it and the pool when it gets warm.

Bode and Taylor – we were here for almost one hour – a beautiful day in the low 60s! Love this area and the temperatures.

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Papa’s World – our dreams come true with our life!

While it is cold here in N.C – it is not like in WNY – NWPA or NVA! Here – almost every day we have sunshine!

Sunrise – ocean, and temperatures I can endure! So far – very little snow or ice – lots of sunshine – and a somewhat warm winter.

Walking the beach – even in gray skies – almost deserted – brings us the satisfaction of knowing we are living our dream!

Spending time with long-time friends – golfing – shows and laughing!

Spending time with neighbors – loving our life and making new friends!

We built our dream – for the third time – hoping this is our last build.

Our roots are in Western New York – cheering the “BILLS” on!

We are living our dream in retirement – one day at a time and to the plus each and every day!

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Papa’s World – PLANT FLOWERS IN YOUR LIFE!

Papa’s World – a place of kindness – no politics – friendship – family & Friends.

I love flowers – planting and feeding them the water for life.

But – I also love making friendships – greeting people with a smile and a hello.

Life is too short – and we are now in the sunset of our own lives.

Our life is a mixture of planting gardens in others’ lives.

Being friends – walking – laughing – sharing thoughts.

The beauty of those plantings is it last and last through time.

One day and one flower at a time – FRIENDS – FAMILY – TOGETHER – making changes in the World.

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Papa’s World – It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Cameron Woods Community – Christmas Caroling!

Golf carts – hot chocolate – cookies and sheet music – it’s that time to once again sing Christmas songs in the community!

This is the season to be festive – we all met in our driveway – Solo Stove ablaze – music from the garage – this actually is the second year gathering together – and it has grown to around 15 souls!

Hot chocolate and cookies – and it was not too chilly!

Sherry – Kathy our neighbor and Diane – our other neighbor.

People mingled about before starting out to sing – three golf carts to help carry people – the rest walked.

I volunteered to stay behind and tend to the fire in the SOLO STOVE! They wouldn’t want me to sing – like an old hound dog! They were gone about an hour before they came back – regrouped and went to another part of the neighborhood.

We hope to make this an annual event – meeting at the community center when it is opened and finished.

Even the golf cart was decorated! It was a nice way to talk to friends and neighbors

and there were so many happy neighbors who came outside and even joined in – taking pictures – CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY – OCEAN ISLE BEACH – NORTH CAROLINA – traditions being started!

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Papa’s World – LOVE OF LIFE – DREAMS – MEMORIES!

As the sun sets – our dreams and life continue – one day at a time!

We both have dreams and we both have love of life. We both live life one day at a time and to the plus – exploring – loving.

We look at the good in life – the gratitude – the giving and family.

Forty years of marriage – two years before that – combining two families – living life one day at a time and to the plus.

Living our dream – exploring our area and spending time with family and friends – the SALT LIFE and our home.

Bring humor into our daily lives!

Smile – laugh – humor – give – love – share – family – church – live life to the plus.

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Papa’s World – CHRISTMAS DAY – FAMILY!

Family from WPA – far away but close to our hearts – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

While they live far away – they are always near our hearts – love them and hope they come back down again!

Back in NVA – the little ones as I call them – MORMOR and PAPA we are to them – they always want us to come home! It was hard leaving them as they were with us constantly – but so far the three little ones have been down twice for a week to two weeks being with us – memories – fun times and “WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT”?

Before there was Bode – now they are mostly grown up or about to be teenagers – memories – memories – not forgotten – loving

life.

Back just north of Winchester, Va. the oldest now – two in college – one in H.S. where has the time gone?

Two oldest played soccer in college – one her senior year this year – one a sophomore – the youngest a sophomore in H.S.

PAPA and SHERRY – family means a lot to us – memories of times gone past and memories of times to come!

CHRISTMAS DAY at our home – our first we have been here to celebrate – soon the young ones will come – MEMORIES!

CHRISTMAS – FAMILY – MEMORIES!

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Papa’s World – CHOICE and CHOICES – your future is in your own logic – the path begins.

Choose wisely – select carefully – and always think before you leap!

Life is full of many paths to take – one little change can result in whole different life.

Think about this for a moment- what if?

Had you selected a different place to go in your direction of life!

Today’s World would look much different for you.

Those grandchildren that you love so dearly – might not exist.

Those old friends may never have happened.

You might be married to someone else.

You may not be retired but still working and that beach chair never happens!

Dare to be yourself!

Many doors exist for you – either you open or close them. Go through or turn away. The choice you make is owned by you.

Roads are not only straight – but curves and ups and downs come at you fast or slow. You make that choice.

Look around and see where you are and then think – what would have been had I gone another way?

But – do not dwell on the past – look for the things to come – be they small or large – the choice is yours to make.

Choose your path – choose your future and make the best of it you can.

My life would be so different in many ways had I made this or that choice.

I have no regrets – I like where I am – and I like where I have come from.

I choose to write every day – to record family – friends and our life together.

I choose to be me – I own my destiny.

And I am grateful for those choices I or we made.

Choosing to be me – choosing to love – care – God – family – to record it all and preserve it for future generations.

You can choose – you have a choice and you can make Choices – it is all up to you. Be wise – careful and think.

Be brave – daring and look forward – open those doors – go forth or turn away – make that choice.

YOU have the ABILITY to make your OWN LIFE!

Whatever and wherever it leads you – is yours to choose – be kind – have belief – and go forward
.

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Papa’s World – The solitude of morning coffee!

I arise early – earlier than most – this perhaps is my favorite time of the day!

The solitude of the morning from our front porch

This is my vantage point – sitting sipping my cup of coffee – it is 6:00 am.

No one is out and about – we have a multitude of birds –

Purple Martins flying and diving about catching the bugs!

Birds chirping – in the distance a woodpecker

A crow chasing a squirrel across the lawn and then onto the street.

That I have never seen before.

The coffee is hot – I put the cup down – and a very large white bird flies across the sky – silence!

My seat on the front porch – my solitude for early morning coffee.

It is a quiet time except for nature – but also a time to reflect – a time to think.

Guess I had better either get a refill or get ready for the day!

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Papa’s World – A day to smile – from PAPA!

Start your day with a little smile!

The innocence of a child – brings a smile to your face!

Mine will be BEER TASTING!

WISE THOUGHTS! SMILE!

Keep a loved one close!
Laugh a little each and every morning and throughout the day!

KEEP A SENSE OF HUMOR!

Look for the fun things in life – it helps to keep you young!

I hope this brings a little smile to you today – a beginning of a good day and perhaps an up moment to a bad day.

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Papa’s World – Our patio – cool nights – relaxing with our Solo firepit – campfire on the patio.

In the world of camping – firepits – roasting marshmallows – I admit – I am not all that into it!

This was really my wifes idea – as she was growing up – camping – boating was what her family did.

I did all the normal young lad stuff – sleeping out under the stars( freezing in those NWPA nights.)

We sometimes had a campfire while on the hill sleeping out.

I was a scout and we did overnight camping in tents –

as a youth group counsler – we spent a week in the far northern Canadian Parks.

Canoeing and camping for a week with 14 young students – 7th – 12th. grade kids.

But it is not on my bucket list!

Sherry showed this picture to me – saying how would you like that on the new home patio?

It is called a SOLO STOVE – and once it gets going – smokeless!

It will burn more efficiently so it says – and is toasty warm to sit around with no smoke and sparks!

OKAY – I say – thinking there goes my couch – snacks and Netflix!

So now – we buy little bags of wood ( $$$$$$) and those little tiny firestarters!

I prefer those wrapped in paper logs that you light and they burn for like 4 hours! LOL

So now I am an official campfire sit-in back patio sort of guy!

I really did not expect this – and yes – once it starts – there is no smoke or sparks.

It does get toasty warm – so much so that sometimes you have to move back!

We have the perfect set up – almost sheltered on three sides – concrete slab – comfy chairs.

And when the family came – Marcus and Tammy and the three little ones ( I call them) we had a fire each night!

And they had SMORES!

We even went scaveger to find old dead wood in the woods behind and across the street!

Do you know when the tempature gets in the low 50’s – snakes become almost inactive?

Otherwise – that was a no-go for me!

I have been converted – I am a SOLO STOVE convert – basking by the firepit – no shoes – no socks and no problem!

Now – the patio concrete has been painted a slate gray ( I did that) two coats – and we have two small bags of wood to burn!

I still like the single wrapped in the paper log to burn for four hours which you can see here as a trial!

And – this SOLO STOVE is everything they say it was!

HHHHMMMMNNNN – ARE JELLO SHOTS NEXT?

I am now a firepit official starter –

” PASS THE MARSHMALLOWS HONEY –

PUT THE CHOCOLATE ON THE GRAHMCRACKERS ”

get ready for some warm toasty evenings –

BEDTIME IS STILL 8 PM. FOR ME!

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE!

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Papa’s World – Thanksgiving day walk on Sunset Beach – N.C.

Sherry and her sister Debbie

Auntie as we call her – came to spend four days with us over Thanksgiving – we kept her busy!

Fat Harolds – Carolina Opry – beach – shopping – Boundry House to eat – Christmas boat flotilla –

Ocean Isle Beach golf cart parade – more shopping and exploring the upper end of OIB.

It was a good four days – tired but got a lot in.

Beach access and Sunset Beach pier.
That would be me and Sherry!
For Thanksgiving day – there were quite a few people on the beach and a couple in the water!

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Papa’s World – Welcome to my world – OIB!

We have now lived here for 17 months – where did that go? Our home is most likely ( hoping) our last major move.

We decided on moving here – near the borders of N.C and S.C. because it was still within 61/2 hours and 8 hours of our families in NVA.

We have close friends who live about 33 miles away and more close friends who are building in that same area.

We enjoy our location for the close access to the beaches and major shopping and golf while still having that country feel.

While we do have the threat of Hurricanes – we are not in a flood zone. Having gone through category one – we have decided on anything past an category two – we most likely will leave.

We enjoy the 30- minute drives to shopping at the outlet mall and the many offerings of shows and entertainment of Alabama Theater and Carolin Opera!

Sunrise on OIB with boats racing for a fishing tournament – warm weather – ocean breezes in summer-time

lead to what locals call down here “THE SALT LIFE”!

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Papa’s World – LIVING THE SALT LIFE!

People down on the borders of N.C. and S.C. call this “Living the Salt Life” as we are so close to fine beaches!

We live four and six miles from two of them – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach!

However, we are thirty minutes to more than another three beaches.

Neither of us like the cold weather – ice and snow – much prefer the sun and sand this area has to offer!

THE SALT LIFE – ten minutes in a car away – we are on the beach yet we live in a no flood plain – back on the mainland!

We are so grateful that we are able to do this – retirement – living life to the plus!

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Papa’s World – Life in the Carolinas!

Tough choice – made easier by the drop back in 2020 for our 401K –

but also the increase in the value of the housing market!

We decided to sell – our daughter and family had moved – not far away – about thirty minutes on a good day of traffic!

But – before they were a mile away – we would pick up the little ones from school and have the youngest sometimes also.

It was an easy walk to their home and we spent a lot of time with them.

But it was the 401K – losing 30 plus % – yet the house gained more than that!

Another door had opened – an adventure awaited – we disclosed our plans – and we said we would be within an easy days drive

6 to 8 hours – but someplace warm and near a beach!

We also wanted to golf – for far less expensive than it was in NVA!

After a couple months of searching – we found our beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – one four miles and the other six miles away – we wanted to stay on the mainland – and not in a flood zone – we found Cameron Woods Community.

We built our home – six to eight hours from our NVA families – they have come to visit numerous times and we have been back the same.

We live right across the street from four 18-hole golf courses and are within 30 minutes of another twenty-five!

We have new friends and neighbors – and are close to dear friends we have had for 35 years.

Our life had changed – we went through that door – it was not easy –

now we are in the twilight of our years – but every day brings new adventures and experiences.

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – neighbors have a Halloween Party – can you think Stranger Things and Good Witch!

Sherry and I were invited to Harvey and Joanne’s house for a Halloween party – bring a dish to pass – beer and wine were provided!

Of course, we also brought jello shots as did others – To be honest – that is all I had besides some water – I LOST COUNT!

There were some perfect costumes – a couple I did not know who they were until they told us! ( the people)

It was a blast – music – dancing – food – beer – wine and shots!

We left after four hours and walked home – good thing we walked!

It went on for another two hours!

We missed a block party while we were back in NVA!

On Halloween night – I set up the SOLO STOVE in the driveway –

A few neighbors brought chairs and a table and we again had some SHOTS –

no kids trick or treated but we had three hours of just sitting and talking – Impromptu –

Great neighborhood –

Sherry and I went as her – The GOOD WITCH and me as the pizza guy on STRANGER THINGS!

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Papa’s World – Cleaning up after Hurricane Ian.

While not major destruction, there were a lot of branches and some trees down.

We dodged a bullet – but it still was a force of a one when it hit , winds up to 70 mph.

It was more of a small problem but still needed cleaned up.
The beaches sustained some erosion.

It was scary watching the tree line and the trees bending side ways!

There were five of us who together blew off the yards and got rid of the branches and leaves.

It took us about five hours working together to clean uphe yards of five neighbors –

some of whom were not here!

All in all – our first experience with a hurricane –

deciding anything more than a two we will leave.

Sherry afterhe storm and all cleaned up!

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Papa’s World – Growing up in the 50’s – TV programs.

Goodday – from Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

A long way from the mountains I grew up in NWPA!

As a child growing up – I remember many programs I would watch on our black and white TV.

Sky King – Rin-Tin-Tin – Cheyanne – Wagon Train – The Rifleman – Have gun will travel –

Adventures in Paradise.

To name but a few – I remember playing on the front porch and we were talking about Grandpa –

He was little Timmy’s grandfather on “LASSIE” and he had passed away in real life.

Many shows were educational – Romper Room – and Kaptain Kangaroo!

I grew up with this cast from Captain Kangaroo!

I do not remember all the names – but the faces are still real to me.

Mr. Rogers and Captian Kangaroo

It was a morning show – as was Romper Room.

As was Commander Tom!

Commander Tom – out of Buffalo N.Y.

But Sunday nights were really special for me – at 7:00 pm.

We all gathered in the living room – my dad included.

And then the music – we only had THREE TV stations.

ABC – CBS – and NBC!

It was a magical time – before Disneyworld

The shows of Disney were the best in my mind.

I still can hear the music in my mind.

Thank you for going down memory lane with me!

It was a magical time in my youth growing up in a little town on North Main Street in ELDRED PA.

TV programs were a way for my imagination to see the rest of the country.

Even if they were in black and white.

I have many more memories of back then to tell and will in blogs to come.

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Papa’s World – Goodmorning from Cameron Woods Community, OIB, N.C.

On our walk back to the house from taking care of two cute dogs while owners are away – SUNRISE!
And once again – a look to the East on the same walk!

It is so peaceful and quiet on the road in our development before all the workers arrive in front of Sherry!

Sherry – in our driveway after walking back!

If you want peaceful settings in the country – yet only four miles to the beach and six miles to the other-

than Cameron Woods Community – OIB – just might be where you want to look!

But look fast as only 35 to 40 homesites remain.

When completed – some 150 homes will be here – along four ponds – a walking trail and a beautiful community center.

Two to four miles to Food Lion – Publix and Lowes and several gas stations and bars and grills.

Four golf courses right across the road and summer live concerts live 3 or 4 days a week within 8 miles!

Our home!

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Papa’s World – Early morning sunrise around the lawn and house.

Stepping out the front door of our house in Cameron Woods to the morning sunrise!

We choose this lot because of the sunrise and sunset from our driveway!

You look right to the East and left to the West!

Looking out the front door to the West!

We have been here going on fifteen months – and have had numerous sunrise and sunset skies

that is absolutely beautiful!

This is us! No snow or ice!

View of the front and looking SW toward the ocean some 2 to 4 miles away!

We are in OIB but on the mainland side – six miles to Sunset Beach and four miles to OIB.

The sunrise from the backyard – all the tree line to the right is protected!

Our backyard borders a protected area – it can not be developed or cut down – the second reason we chose this lot to build our new home!

Looking out at the backyard and treeline.
As we progress into the future – we have carefully had the landscape done – replacing pine straw with stones and mulch – eventually going to all stones and borders.
We also wanted an open patio and a firepit – along with a place to grow our own organic veggies – which we have done now year round!

This is now our third harvest since early spring – and are going on our second harvest of cucumbers!

She finally talked me into purchasing a grill and we often grill out here – we have no gas and the house is all electric – and electric stove tops we have found are hard to keep clean – thus I grill! LOL

Our little flower garden next to the treeline – now if we can keep the deer from munching the leaves! LOL

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Papa’s World – OIB with wife and sister-in-law.

Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and pier in the background.

My wife’s sister came to visit – she is moving here in a few months when her condo is finished.

She wanted to get the feel of how to get around and how to get to the beach which will be four miles away for her.

We have two close beaches – OIB which is four miles away and Sunset Beach which is six miles away.

In a few months, the SALT LIFE will become hers also.

OIB on the NE END!

BEACH LIFE

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Papa’s World – Last night and family dinner at Inlet View!

Family from NWPA – our final dinner together.

We went all the way to the third floor of Inlet View to eat and see the waterfront!
The bar area on the third floor.

It was Sherry and my first time being on the top floor and we said when we go back we will go up there!
We were told this is where all the locals come when they come here and also on the side is another deck they hang out on.

This is the view from that side deck – no one bothers them up there!

We had such a fun week with family and told them to FLY back and we would pick them up!

My youngest son Shawn and his wife Trisha.

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Papa’s World – Boardwalk on the beach – through the eyes of Andrea!

Andrea – my oldest son’s partner.

I actually graduated with her aunt back in 1967!

She has a keen eye capturing the sights, while they were here for a week.

Andrea and Troy from NWPA!

Capturing Troy on his walk around Boardwalk on the beach.

Walking and shopping – taking in all the tourist stops.

I told them both – next time on a long weekend – fly down and we would pick them up – instead of driving fifteen plus hours!

She captured Troy!

I think she really liked it down here and was excited to see and do different things.

Andrea and Troy

They make for a good couple – a lot in common and seemed to get along well.

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Papa’s World – bringing color to the back yard with Crepe Myrtles and Oleander bushes.

I wanted color back here – the builder planted white Crepe Myrtles out front – these are WATERMELLON!
We also replaced all the Pine Straw and moved it to the tree line where we had three Oleanders put in!

They are young plants and hoping they will take hold – watering them everyday – but next year they should bloom

a bright RED againest the back drop of the protected tree line.

The second Crepe Myrtle – all trees in the yard now have stone and brick or edging depending where they are. The ones next to the house are mulched in black and serve as a contrast to the light gray siding.

A quiet neighborhood – but already a man rang the doorbell trying to sell home securtiy!

We are slowly putting in flowers that will come back year to year – hoping to make this area wild but colorful!
This will be a on going work in progress – adding a little bit here and there!

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Papa’s World – Mary’s Gone Wild – Chapter two!

Mary has made her life mission to feed hungry children!

Just one of the many rooms that Mary built to hold her Folkart!

The walls – ceilings and floors are all painted with Folkart and anything she can paint on!

But her interest is in glass – window frames – painted from the back mirror image to the front side – what you see here is painted on the back of the glass.

All are bright colors in the Folkart tradition.

Painted like stained glass to be hung so the light shines through them if you want!
Most are titled and signed and dated by Mary Paulsen.
She cuts out the glass – she has no training and says she was inspired by a vision from God.

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Known for her Folkart – Mary has her art in every state of the union and worldwide.

She has donated money from her art to feed tens of thousands of children.

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Papa’s World – Belief in Humanity – Kindness – Family – Friends – Church and Country.

To share my life experience – good thoughts – humor – the purpose of my blogs.
The news of today is full of sorrow – come to my blog to refresh your thoughts.
The peace and tranquility of a morning walk on the beach – my wife Sherry.

Smile when walking past another person – make their day.

This is a happy place – thanks for reading.

My blog is dedicated to all that is family – love and to promoting the good things in life.

I share with you those things daily – my hope is you look forward each day to seeing and reading it.

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – OIB – another beautiful start to the day!

Morning sunrise – quiet – white clouds – sun peeking through.

We do have fantastic sunrises and sunsets here.

We go to the end of the driveway – look right to the sunrise and then left to the sunset!

Looking West during sunrise – a reflection of the clouds!

It is a quiet neighborhood in this direction at the end of the road – a new phase of construction has begun.

They have already framed and enclosed some sixteen houses –

they have cleared additional lots and put in two new ponds!

A total of seventy-six more homes will be built back there.

The total of Cameron Woods would then be 170 plus homes and about forty-eight attached condos

at the entrance across the street!

A look South East toward the ocean.

We are four miles to the OIB and seven miles to Sunset Beach.

Over twenty golf courses are within fifteen minutes –

many of them twenty-seven holes.

Two of the many reasons we decided to build and live here.

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Papa’s World – Turkey family came to visit!

I just happen to look out the door of the enclosed patio and there they were – two adults and six young ones!
We have seen them all over the neighborhood – and last fall we saw about forty of them!

They do not stay long – just amble about while moving forward.

We also have seen deer – snakes – and lots of birds!

And just like that, they were out of sight!

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Papa’s World – LOVE – PEACE – HAPPINESS!

Welcome to Papa’s World

Love – family – happy – caring – together -bonding – are but a few words to describe our grandkids.

LOVE through the years!

Papa’s World tries to bring you each day – a little more happiness to your life.

A little relief from everyday negative news – sharing goodness – family and friends.

From Papa and Sherry – may your days be bright – your nights peaceful – may your journeys be safe and travels full of exploration and adventure –

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF PAPA’S WORLD – a journey for all of us – and a day to remember!

SMILE – because you can and want to!

Papa’s World – this site – kindness – good thoughts – trying to make a difference.

Make a difference in people’s lives – share gratitude – be an example.

My daily life on social media is to bring smiles – happy thoughts – good deeds – sharing thoughts – being a good person.

The news is filled with sorrow – hate – negative words – death and destruction.

Political discourse – friend against a friend – family against family.

Split down the middle and agitated with a false narrative.

Actions from adults are mirrored by a child – words from adults are heard by children and repeated.

Our actions as adults form the life of a child – repeating endless history through time.

The world needs us as adults to be the eyes of a child.

We form our children – we protect them yet they see our actions and imitate them for the worse not the better.

I try with my blogs and with my social media each and every day to spread love- kindness – happy thoughts –

family – friends – church – smiles – and positivity toward the human race in general.

In the sunset of my life – seeing the good – and giving what we can.

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – sunrise – sunset – storm clouds in between!

Sunrise with clouds forming in Cameron Woods Community – OIB, N.C.

The storms were out there – but also clearing skies – we seem to get all these clouds every day from the ocean!

The blue sky was soon covered with a storm cloud!

This storm rolled in from the NE – from the ocean.

It got very still and hardly any wind – the rain would come.

Soon the western sky caught up and it started to rain.
Then toward the east – it started to break up – the rain had stopped for a few hours – it was drying up!

And then the sunset over Cameron Woods Community – another day – another beautiful cloudy sky.
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THE SKIES OF CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY – OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA – LIVING THE SALT LIFE!

Papa’s World – And on the twelfth day – the parents picked them up!

Bode – Cassidy – Taylor and their MorMor – on the waterfront at Oyster Rock.

TWELVE DAYS of non-stop activity – crossing off all that was on the list plus whatever we added!

Ferry rides – Fort Fisher – aquarium – scavenger hunt – arts and crafts at the park – Wonder Works in Boardwalk on the Beach – Lulu’s and playground at Barefoot Landing – Plus Bullys for lunch –

Then there were go-carts – mini golf – beach time – tidal pool – fireworks – golf cart parade – walking and riding bikes – crafts at home – IPAD time –

There was more – twelve days worth – and yes we were exhausted – but even now we miss them.

Marcus – Taylor – Cassidy – Tammy and Bode – were happy to see them.

The parents came for overnight and then headed to Topsail Beach for vacation with Marcus’s family.

The kids were excited as they would see their cousins and grandparents.

Taylor and her MorMor( Sherry) yes – she is tall – eleven years old – and we have two more who are taller than Sherry – her cousins Ella and Sarah!

It was a full twelve days of non-stop going – playing – creating – laughing – and they were so good!

Taylor – Bode – Cassidy – so long – until next summer – but we will see them often in the next 12 months!

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Papa’s World – the parents are on their way – last morning with the grandkids – THE PIER!

A painting at the entrance to Sunset Beach Pier.

This was drawn and painted by one of the employees who work at the pier!

The morning – first a beach walk – then two mazes for the kids to work their way out –

and then to the pier to have ice cream before their parents get there from NVA!

View from the pier and in the middle is the MAZE with people walking through it!

Day twelve of having grandkids staying with us!

We were so busy – ferry rides – mazes – aquarium – Boardwalk on the Beach – Barefoot Landing –

Mini golf – beach days – go- carts – music festival – arts and crafts – playgrounds – scavenger hunt –

Fourth of July golf cart parade – fireworks – eating out for lunch and dinners!

Walking – bikes – hoverboards – monopoly (Brunswick)- games – drawing –

Huge tidal pool – riding the waves – sunset slushes and more.

Showing them to be grateful – showing them sharing – just showing them life with MORMOR and PAPA!

Twelfth day – ice cream on Sunset Beach Pier – Cassidy – Bode – MORMOR and Taylor!

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The end of twelve days with the grandkids – Sunset Beach Pier – until next summer!

Papa’s World – Through the eyes of children – INNOCENCE!

And also our children!

They show no prodigious – they share – they love and they sometimes cry but hug afterward.

They are children and we as adults are responsible for their eys in the future!

It is this that makes their world a wonder.

Our time here on earth is short – but our influence goes generation to generation –

Our historical presence is passed forward

If only we could overcome those thoughts and ideas and actions.

Sad but so true.

Look for the goodness of people – share love and gratitude – have compassion.

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PAPA’S WORLD: ” THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD – INNOCENCE”

Papa’s World – Grandkids list – busy times!

No need for this with these three – they are always busy!

When they are home – it is outside they go – playing with friends – riding bikes!

So – before they came to visit for twelve days – we asked them to think about what they wanted to do!

And they came up with a list for each one to do and day by day we crossed those items off –

somedays more than one!

Beach days were our sort of down days – and usually in afternoons – here we are in a tidal pool on OIB – the water was warm and they loved it!
THE LIST!!!!!

I still can not believe we did all of this – each day we added and crossed off – one by one.

And yes – by the end we were exhausted – but it was a good feeling and now –

They are gone and I wish they were back.

The grandkids – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode – “PAPA – WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT”?
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Papa’s World – North Myrtle Beach – Cherry Grove – old neighborhood!

At Cherry Grove looking South toward the tall buildings of North Myrtle Beach.

Here is where we took the grandkids for lunch after mini-golf – to SNOOKY’S.

This was the area we lived in for nine months at Ocean Keyes while the house was being built.

We would walk this beach every day for our three-mile walk.

This area here is where you ride the jet skies – paraglide and the big banana boats!

A great family beach!

Walk to main street and shopping.

The grandkids wading and looking for shells and sharks’ teeth!

SNOOKY’S is our favorite beach bar and grill in NMB!

We have taken most family and friends here.

Also – the water was very warm and great for swimming and wading.

A lot of people also were shell hunting!
Bode and Taylor in the surf.

What a good day – mini golf which is all Bode talked about and he picked out the mini golf course.

Lunch at Snooky’s and then some time hunting shells in the surf of Cherry Grove.

If you are interested in making the Myrtle Beach area your vacation spot – I recommend this area

as it is a great place for families and the beach are fantastic.

Sherry Cassidy Taylor and Bode in the surf at Cherry Grove, S.C.

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Papa’s World – Giant tidal pool and flying kites on Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

East end of Ocean Isle Beach – as low tide forms – giant tidal pool – one to two feet deep!
The water in June is really warm , and here Taylor- Bode – Cassidy and I wade around the pool. It was huge and a sand bar formed as the tide went lower.

The Ocean Isle Beach tidal pool is on the east end of the island is near the new groin break wall.

The grandkids played in her for a couple hours and a group of teens just laid on their stomachs in the warm water.

The area does not have many people come to it as you have to walk from your car to get to it!

But – the beach here is so peaceful and quiet.

The tidal pool makes it easy to not have to watch the little ones all the time!

You can see the new groin break wall in the background!

Taylor decided it was time to fly a kite while the other two continued to run and play in the tidal pool.

What was nice was she did not have to worry about other people on the beach as we were in a spot with no one within fifty yards of where we sat.

East end of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

She spent a good one-half hour with the kite in the air!

You can see in the pictures just how many people were around – a great spot to spend some quiet time!

Our three youngest grandkids – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode.

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Papa’s World – Downtime with the grandkids and their own sleeping spaces!

The little ones are like this!

We had them all to ourselves for twelve days! It was a busy time with a list that we completed!

And downtime scheduled in for time to relax!

One of our many things on the list – Is a boardwalk on the Beach.
Downtime scheduled – Bode on the couch.

We had to have downtime – for us and for them! LOL!

We planned events every day – and played during beach time –

But also crafts that all three did!

All three are talented!

A multitude of crafts they completed!
Each had its own space for sleeping – here is the pull-out single bed in our bedroom for Bode!

Cassidy had her own room – everything had its place!
Taylor loved her own pull-out Queen bed in the sunroom!

In her downtime – this was her go-to – headphones and reading her books or watching movies.

They had their own creative space to do whatever they wanted for a couple hours!

Each in their own way is an artist and creates excellent crafts.

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DOWNTIME WITH THE GRANDKIDS AND THEIR OWN SLEEPING SPACES IN PAPA’S WORLD!

Painted rocks are now part of our front flower bed from each of them!

Papa’s World – Ocean Isle Beach fireworks with grandkids.

The moon shining over OIB before the start of fireworks.

It was a warm evening – and the kids were excited – we made our way onto the island and found a spot to park right across the street from the pier – we carried our chairs to a grassy area next to the roadway – we were about to have front row seats!

To our left is the traffic circle and it seemed like hundreds of cars and golf carts were still streaming in and around the circle – most going past in front of us.

Papa and the crew – this was in the other direction from the circle – and there was a constant stream of cars – I have no idea where they went because that end is the end of the island some three miles away.
The opening of the fireworks continued for a one-half hour!
The view – palm trees – and parking lot of the pier – and then the ocean.
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Ocean Isle Beach fireworks with the grandkids!

Papa’s World – Spending time with the little ones!

These three are like this at home – they are outside all day long!
Taylor – Bode, and Cassidy – are our youngest grandchildren.

You should see the LIST – things that they wanted to do and wrote down!

We have one more to do – tomorrow – MINI GOLF!

Bode has wanted to play mini-golf on this one course in North Myrtle Beach

since we have been down here for two years!

The one that has the Airplane and Helicoper!

Bode Cassidy Taylor
It has been a busy TEN DAYS, to say the least! LOL

And the crafts they have done and completed – hours and hours of doing them!

Bode and Cassidy – once in the water they are still there hours later!

We have been going to the beach every other day, mostly in late afternoons or early evenings.

That way – they will not get sunburned and they are now so tanned!

The sun sets on another adventure day.

Having them here has been a joy – it will be twelve days total and their parents will pick them up.

Excitement – laughter – and some groans – but all in all – they have been very good.

Cassidy – Taylor and Bode

Last year it was one week – this year twelve days – and we have done a lot in those times!

“PAPA – MORMOR – WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT”?

I am going to miss them when they leave but will see them in a couple weeks –

they are going with their parents for an additional week on the beach at Topsail, N.C.

Then home and for two weeks will practice with a professional crew from California

in the musical LION KING!

We are going home to watch them.

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