Papa’s World – Fun times – old friends – get together.

Eating dinner after our four-hour boat ride on the ICW at OIB Fish Company – OIB

The four couples have been friends going on 35 years and some over 40 years.

We try to get together at least once or twice a year –

made more difficult because some still live in WNY and another couple in Va. Beach.

While Sherry and myself live 32 miles from the McBrides now.

A little humor to start your day!

Sherry and Papa steering the pontoon boat on the ICW from OIB to Holden Beach

We all rented a pontoon boat for four hours to cruise up and down the ICW from OIB – to Holden Beach and back to Sunset Beach – where we saw a lone Dolphin for over 15 minutes diving for food in 8 feet of water.

Jim Papa and Buck

It was really busy being labor day weekend – countless boats going both ways and creating waves!

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To be continued with more pictures of the ICW and friends.

Papa’s World – about to depart on the ICW with a young man getting us out of the crowded dock area.

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Papa’s World – visiting VAREEN GARDENS with family – priceless!

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Our family from back home in NWPA drove almost fifteen hours to stay with us for a week!

Andrea – Troy – Papa – Shawn – Trisha and Autumn

We decided other than beach time we would take them exploring nature – and the best way for that for us was Vareen Gardens – just across the border in S.C.

You walk the boardwalk across the marsh and come to this area on the ICW – where you can gather shells – make a wish – sign them and hang them from a tree or bush.

There was what is called a KING TIDE and water came up the steps!
Andrea and my oldest son Troy. BEACH LIFE!

We explored the coast – ICW views and the trail then continues across the marsh and into the woods.

My youngest son Shawn

Shawn is a ranked pool player in both Canada and the USA – here taking a selfie!

Troy can build a house from the ground up!

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Papa’s World – A little day trip to Holden Beach, N.C.

The public park and dock of Holden Beach, park.

We decided to take a day trip to Holden Beach – to see the facilities for future boat trips on the ICW!

We went into the park right after we crossed the causeway from the mainland.

If we rent a boat we need to check out docks with bathrooms, this one had one.

But – you need to reserve the space to dock!

So we decided if we come this way we could wait to go to the dock across the ICW where Provision company is and wait for someone to leave.

Or we could unload people at the park – and just pull back out and wait for them to use the bathrooms.

We continued on to a bar and grill with a covered top deck and had a drink and lunch!

CHEERS with a view of the ocean across the street!

Another view from the top deck – great day – warm but with a good breeze sitting up there!
We got all the info we needed on our day trip to Holden Beach, N.C.

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Papa’s World – The beginning and end of a good day – in between sitting by the ICW in the park!

In this case – we found a place in the park!

We had an early morning walk – the sun had already come up and it was the beginning of a good day!

Cameron Woods Community – looking East!

After walking in the community – we decided to go to Sunset Beach and see what was happening in the park on the mainland side.

This park sits on the banks of the ICW – and has these giant live oak trees –

providing shade – paved walking trails and benches to sit on.

Also – three-person glider swings – all facing the water!

In a small portion of the park – people bring their own chairs.
Our view as we sat on a glider-swing!
One going fast and one going slow – as it is in life in general! The views of the ICW!

We had restrooms nearby – picnic tables and a shelter – a car nearby and walking distance to ice cream!

Places to eat were also close by – as was the boat launch.

In the couple hours we were there – hundreds of boats came by on the ICW!

We will go back – take our chairs – cooler and food – find a place in the shade and just relax.

A 15-minute drive from our home in Cameronwood Community – on the mainland side-

SUNSET BEACH PARK.

Thanks for reading and once we got back home the sun was starting to set –

an end to a very good day!

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Papa’s World – nature abounds in beauty where we live!

Sunset over the marsh – Jinks Creek – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

We moved South from NVA which was where we thought we would stay in retirement!

But – then the Pandemic and the downturn hit – but our home value soared!

It was time – so we sold almost everything and came South –

to the border region of N.C. and S.C. – to OIB!

Break of dawn at our home in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!
Sunset from our home in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!

From our driveway, we get to see both sunrise and sunsets here in N.C. –

and we are only a couple miles from the beach!

Sunset Beach from the pier.

We are close to two beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, N.C.

Nature in bloom – Sunset Beach.
Papa, walking the surf on the beach.
Sunset toward Ocean Isle Beach
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Papa’s World – an old saying – “You have to have BALLS to golf the BRICK” landing that is!

House along the fairway at BRICK LANDING golf course – near Shallotte, N.C.

Thirteen minutes from home is an older course called Brick Landing.

Three of its holes run right along the ICW – and then across the road and along the marshes.

Papa standing on a tee box with the ICW in the background and boats speeding by!
Beautiful tree with the marsh behind it on the fairway!

The course has lots of water on both sides of the fairways –

and what seems like a good shot – well the ball runs and runs and soon you are in the water!

Sherry on one of the tee boxes at Brick Landing golf course with the ICW in the background!

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Papa’s World – Boating the ICW with Diane and Steve!

We are now neighbors and more important – FRIENDS!

Not only do we live near each other – but we have bonds that go back to WNY!

They also lived back in NYS and know many of the places we know!

They purchased a boat a few months ago – mainly for fishing The ICW!
Sherry and Diane as we slowly go from Bricklanding boat ramp all the way to the Little River!
Causeway over to Sunset Beach.

They had invited us to go boating on their second trip out after they had tried it out on their first outing.

We had traveled the length of Ocean Isle Beach – Sunset Beach – Bird Island and finally onto the Little River!

It was a warm day off the water but the wind on THE ICW made it a bit chilly

and long sleeves were welcomed!

We got to LITTLE RIVER just as the CASINO BOAT was returning to the port.
It is really a very large boat that goes out to the ocean where they can legally gamble!
We had no idea we would see this and it was a neat adventure!
Sherry and Diane

We spent almost four hours traveling down to Little River – just cruising slowly and returning!

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Papa’s World – Meet up with old friends at Inlet View.

We had old friends who checked into Waterway Family campground – we called the McBrides and we all met at Inlet View bar and grill.
INLET VIEW – on the ICW – outside of Shallott – N.C.

Paul and Janet Brown are from Eldred Pa. and I have known them

as we all graduated from the same H.S. – Otto-Eldred.

Paul – Sherry and I and his brother Jim all worked for American Olean Tile in Olean, N.Y.

Paul – Jim and I all played softball together in the mid-’70s.

Conversing in the parking lot – Paul and Buck – Cindy and Janet and Sherry.

Paul and Janet have known Cindy and Buck McBride for years and years – we all are old friends.

Trying to get a group picture while looking directly into the sun was not working out!

After dinner – we found a place to take a group photo –

but the bright sun was brutal!

Finally – a very nice lady who was standing on the top deck –

said she would come down and take the picture.

She walked all the way down from the third floor – bless her!

Paul – Janet – Cindy – Sherry – Papa – Buck

We have a core group of friends that go back to the late ’70s –

We try to get together over the years – now we live only 35 minutes from Buck and Cindy

and we try to play golf once a week with them.

Jim and Dottie are in Va. Beach and Paul and Janet are still in Eldred

but now are retired and RV in Florida.

They were kind to find a place nearby and camp for two nights

allowing us all to get together – we miss you, Jim, and Dottie!

Not saying goodbye – but until we meet again – old friends – retired – enjoying life to the plus.

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Papa’s World – Lunch at INLET VIEW!

Along the water sets a bar & grill – INLET VIEW!

We took Maddy – our granddaughter out for a late lunch – early dinner – all the while watching the boats!

This is one of our favorite places to take visitors!

Inlet View is a three-story bar and grill which in summer has live music.

This sits on the backside of Eastern Ocean Isle Beach – and to the left is Holen Beach.

One of the gems we have found exploring the N.C. coastline.

Since Maddy has turned twenty-one last year – she now can order a drink with us.

Drinks with that southern comfort food – HUSH PUPPIES!

Everyone seems to serve these like in the North – you get rolls!

INLET VIEW – just near Bricklanding – Shallotte – I highly recommend you try it out!

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Papa’s World – Picking up seashells and then lunch at Provision Company.

We decided to go to Holden Beach – walk and find seashells with Diane and Steve.

Sherry has now a collection of seashells that she has made a place in a container in the living room.

It is a stand with an old fashion metal suitcase on it and coral and driftwood under it.

On the wall is a black cursive metal sign that says “HOME”!

Sherry loves the beach – sand – water – surf and sounds.

We can get to all three beaches here in less than thirty minutes!

This one is the farthest away.

But – we chose this one to come to because we wanted to have lunch at the Provision Company!

We were here once before and the unique thing for me is that you are ON YOUR HONOR on drinks!

They do not keep track – any kind of drink!

There is a soda fountain – a bar and a beer cooler.

You just grab what you want – or get a mixed drink – then when you check out –

you pay your lunch bill and TELL them what you had to drink!

There hardly is any wait at all for a table!

The whole place is covered in license plates and dollar bills – with names on them.

You order as you come in and give them your name.

Then grab a drink and wait outside on the deck.

Steve – Sherry, and Diane waiting for our name to be called for a table with the view of ICW!

They already have your order and you grab a drink and when they call your name – the table.

Then you get your food within minutes of sitting down.

If you want another drink – just get up and in our cases – grab it out of the cooler.

When you go to leave – you stop at the cashier – tell them your name –

she asks what you had to drink – you tell her and then you pay for the drinks and meal!

Simple and on you HONOR! I LOVE IT!

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Papa’s World – “WHEN YOU WISH UPON A SHELL”

Vereen Gardens just inside the S.C. border

We have been here a half dozen times since we first came down to S.C. – North Myrtle Beach.

We have taken company here also.

It is a park – nature – walk out across the march along the ICW.

Walkways over the marshes.

We did not know what it was so one day we just turned into the entrance and drove a mile or so toward the ICW – and came to a parking lot-bathroom area – park – with swings and gazebos.

A view over the marsh to the ICW

The ICW is full of boat traffic and the two big Casino boats in Little River come right past here.

Ella Sarah Sherry walking across the marsh on the boardwalk.

You can hike miles in here – a map shows all the trails.

The trail map – other trails cross back and forth – but this is the main trail
The hiking trail through the woods

While there – you come to a MAKE A WISH section!

Thousands of seashells hang from trees and bushes
You find a seashell – bring a marker and string – make a wish – write down your name
And then you find a spot and tie your shell to a branch – take a picture so you remember!

It is a little magical place – a place to sit and just gaze out over the ICW – maybe see an eagle.

Our grandchildren have done this.

We go back – sometimes we find the shells – storms seem to take them out.

But – when we do find them – memories of times spent with family and friends return.

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods Community – Cocktails in the driveway with old and new neighbors – JELLO SHOTS

Our old company REALSTAR has now become LENNAR!

Welcome to CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY of OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. 28469!

The GATED ENTRANCE

We are situated off Old Georgetown Road – across from Ocean Ridge Plantation – this also – parts of it – is Ocean Ridge.

Across that street is home to the BIG CATS golf courses of Ocean Ridge.

A large flock of turkeys just behind the new community center!

YES – there is wildlife here – I have seen Turkey and Deer – among the trees and houses here.

I have seen Gators in the ponds and some have seen snakes( I saw a large Blacksnake) while others have seen Copperheads.

I suppose raccoons and possums – I have seen Eagles and large hawks – a really big red-headed woodpecker.

While we are country – we are about two miles to three different grocery stores –

multiple bars and grills and many other shops.

AND – we are on the mainland side of the ICW and minutes away from Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset beach.

In other words – I think we have it all right here!

The ongoing build of our community center – pool and pickleball courts.

We all are hoping for a SPRING finish date – a place to gather – exercise and relax by the pool.

Until that is finished – we have had a few get together’s at outside sources –

The latest outside was at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Shallotte N.C.

And then we had a DRIVEWAY COCKTAIL PARTY at Diane and Steve’s house at the bottom of Waterway and Lindley.

The invites were neighborhood-wide through the Cameron Woods Community Facebook site.

About 24 neighbors gathered – on a cool night – the fires were welcome for warmth.
OH YEAH! manny naughty desserts and snack foods were present!
It was a chilly high ’50’s evening.
There were trays of JELLO-SHOTS – here are two of the four going around!
After an hour – all that was left of the JELLO-SHOTS!
We are a mixture of retirees – work from home – second homes – still working – to full-timers!

Cameron Woods is almost done with Phase Two – and an even larger Phase Three will begin under the new company LENNAR! There is guess’s that will not end there as some of the new roads in the next phase ends at the tree lines! No Cul-De-Sac – just like it will continue on!

PHASE ONE COMPLETE – PHASE TWO ALMOST DONE – ??!

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WESTERN SKY AT NIGHT LOOKING TO END OF STREET WHERE PHASE THREE IS SOON TO BEGIN
WHEN NEIGHBORS GET TOGETHER – PEDICURES ARE DISCUSSED! LOL
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Papa’s World – sunsets in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

We are so fortunate – not only do we get beautiful sun rises – but the sunsets at night are just as beautiful!

Because we are on a major curve to the ocean – if you look at a global map – from below Myrtle Beach up to Wilmington N.C. – we are constanlty getting clouds and winds from the ocean – coming in from the sunrises and then at night coming in from the sunsets.

They say because of that curve – hurricanes usually by pass this area and head for the tip of Wilmington and then onto the outer banks!

Now – if there is a high pressure off shore -then that will direct the storm into the mainland – but that does not happen often.

Beautiful sky from the west.

And the lightening storms mostly come from over the ocean some three miles away! Thunder and rain!

Never tried this but think it to be funny!!! Might be my go to in the store next time! LOL!

With the sunset behind us – the ocean clouds in front of us!
The ocean clouds to the East – our neighbors house who has not closed – and the last foundation close to us.

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Papa’s World – the skies of Ocean Isle Beach – Cameron Woods – N.C.

The entrance to Cameron Woods walking from our home to the gate.

It is a quiet walk – not much traffic – no sidewalks or walking path – just the road.

At the entrance is the first phase – maybe 30 or 40 homes and the model.

Then – you look at the sky – and the clouds – before you head back to where we live .66 mile away.

There is only one house in the tall pines and live oaks along this route.

There are lots here sold but for whatever reason – no one is building on them –

so it reamins street lights and street signs – paved roads and empty of houses.

Then you arrive here – our brand new neighborhood – just over one year old.

This is pahse two and it is almost all sold out – phase three is having the infrasturcture put in –

and everyday – you have the clouds sweeping in from the ocean three miles away.

We have to drive some four miles to reach the causeway to cross over to OCEAN ISLE BEACH!

But we get these clouds almost anytime of the day!

Then bright sunshine – some rain and lightening shows with thunder!

Great for falling asleep at night – listening to it rain and thunder and flashes of lightening.
Just before the causeway to Ocean Isle Beach at Lowes parking lot!

Beyond those clouds is the light sky of the ocean.

And – it has been warm – mostly in the ’80’s but high humidity.

On the beach – you do not even feel hot!

And the water is warm!

Once again back home with the blue sky and white clouds.

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Papa’s World – the new home landscaped – irrigation in and trees planted!

In a few days we will close and be in!

The landscape is done – I am not a fan of pine needles instead of mulch – but we had no choice –

May be one of the first things we change!

But – here are two Crepe Myrtles on either side of the house –

plus a live oak tree in the front!

Here is my favorite – front porch – covered and in shade most of the day!

I am a front porch sitter – talking to people as they walk by –

this is one of the main reasons we choose this elevation –

plus the fact we could convert the dining room into a enclosed office space with french doors!

The back of the house – master bedroom to the left – open patio center and the covered enclosed lanai.

We will have a portable fire pit out here with furniture – and it was suggested to maybe a retractable awning!

The lawn runs to the treeline – which will not be cut down – and these will be the only houses you will see on the other side! This is a protected area – can not even touch the tree already down.

We have a decent sized yard – and since we sold all our yard work tools – we will contract out the mowing!

Inside the covered lanai looking out – first thing to go will be the pine needles!
The protected tree line to the right of the house.
Looking straight into the woods from the open patio!

We are happy with the back yard and the way it slopes into the woods. Drainage will not be a problem.

We are in a no flood zone here and 54 feet above sea level.

The ICW is straight East from here 2 to 3 miles away.

If a Hurricane does present itself – we will leave and go inland or to our friends.

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Papa’s World – FRIENDS – BAREFOOT LANDING – BEACH TIME – and of course RAIN!

Before our friends arrived – we took our walk to the beach!

They would all be here by noon!

So – we walked – and then we went back and waited for them to arrive!

Back to front – Jim – Dottie – Sherry – Buck – Cindy and Papa.

Our first stop on Saturday afternoon would be Barefoot landing – and Crooked Hammock Brewery –

where the gals would do a flight of four beer tastings.

The guys already knew what beer they wanted!

Sherry has been trying beer and staying away from her Vodka and Tonic!

So she is slowly acquiring the taste as the rest of us drink beer.

Here we are along the ICW – looking at the boats!

NOTE: we normally do not drink – only when we get together with family of friends –

we go weeks on end without – mostly drinking healthy shakes or water

coffee ( me) tea ( Sherry) – I am for the most part a light beer drinker –

I do not like wine much or hard drinks –

Sherry = prefers when she has a drink – a wine of her choice or Vodka and tonic and not many of them.

Making our way past Greg Normans and onto the brewery along the ICW!
In the Brewery of Crooked Hammock.

After the stop at the Brewery – we continued on toward a new place that just opened up –

Called LANDSHARK – where we would have lunch!

Cindy – Dottie – Sherry – have all been friends for over 39 years!

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Papa’s World – Mother’s day – with friends at Calabash – OYSTER ROCK!

Toasting to MOTHER’S DAY with good friends – Bob and Pam and Sherry! CHEERS!

We had planed this little get together for some time now.

They had been in Florida for the winter in their RV.

Moving around down there and then working their way back North.

They were in a campground eight miles from the condo’

So for three whole days – we gave them a tour – but the first day was Mother’s Day.

After their arrival we went down and joined them – sitting around – talking – and we stopped and brought them salads.

Then it was for a very quick walk on the beach where they were camping!

It was so WINDY – we took this picture and headed back to the campsite.

A lot of self control in not staying on the beach for a walk! LOL
The next day we picked them up – toured our new home and discovered the drywall had been installed!

Here – we are at Oyster Rock on the ICW in Calabash N.C. where we had reservations for dinner.

A walk along the boardwalk outside of Oyster Rock – here is where the fishing boats return with their catches!
Charter and fishing boats – they provide fresh catch for these places – including Oyster Rock – on their menus.
Fresh catch – Flounder – broiled!
Fresh catch – Mahi-Mahi! Catch of the day!
And of course – down here – HUSH PUPPIES!
Pam Sherry Papa Bob – a wonderful Mother’s day dinner with good friends!

At Oyster Rock in Calabash N.C. on the ICW!

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Papa’s World – Fish Market bar & grill – Ocean Isle Beach and the ICW!

The view from the top deck of the Fish Market bar & grill on the ICW & OBI harbor!

We had passed this from the causeway bridge every time we have come over to visit the beach.

And in reading up on it – found that it is the sister bar & grill to the one in downtown Shallotte N.C.

Which we were at one night after playing golf with the McBride’s and loved it!

Here – we decided just to have drinks and split shrimp wrapped in bacon!

I do not do this often so it was a treat for me!

AND IT WAS GOOD and fast service on that top deck.

You go to the bar – get your drinks – place your order – pay for it –

and it seemed like a few minutes a waiter comes up the steps and yells out your name with what you ordered!

The causeway bridge coming over the ICW from the mainland – we are four miles from here in our new house build
The ICW and beyond that the main land – this waterway comes into OIB where the bars are and gas pumps.

There is another bar and grill here called SHARKEY’S and next time we will check that out!

There are also boat rentals here – gift shop and fishing departures.

It is nice to know that we can be here in ten minutes from the new house.

I DID and LOVED THEM!

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Papa’s World – Sunrise – Ocean Isle Beach – Fish Market and the views of the ICW!

A Sunday morning sunrise from our condo – in Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach – S.C. WELCOME!

On this Sunday morning we decided after church service at the new church we will be attending –

We decided to visit Ocean Isle Beach – which will be less than ten minutes from the new house!

We need to explore this area as most likely it will be where we go to.

They have a summer concert series of live music beginning the end of May.

So we checked out the stage and open seating area – it is bring your own chairs and maybe food and drink!

We walked to the community center which sits right on the beach –
has bathrooms (clean) and outdoor showers plus covered picnic tables.

Beach access and a volleyball net and court. We found where the public can park for free –

and it will be a great place to take family and friends.

Close walking distance to bar and grills and shops!

One of the two walk ways to the beach from the community center – the other is a long ramp for handicap access! Well thought out and it is open from 10:00 am. to about 5:00 pm.
One direction of the view of Ocean Isle Beach at almost high tide!
The opposite direction of the beach at almost high tide!

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Papa’s World – more memories of the past 16 months – living life doing it my way!

Papa Jimmy Buck

In this picture – my friends of the last 36 years for Buck and 40 plus hears for Jimmy!

Jimmy and I worked together and played softball together in the mid to late ’70’s!

In the back ground across the pond on this hole in Magnolia Greens –

sits Buck and Cindy’s new home they built a couple years ago!

I really like this area and would of moved here if we could of found something

like this and in our price range.

Friends and golfing buddies – MEMORIES!

Buck Cindy Dottie

Dottie – Jimmy’s wife and Cindy – Bucks wife – all these years still getting together!

We all moved away from our home town areas.

Yet – at least twice a year we manage to get together –

here we are at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach!

Speak no evil – see on evil and hear no evil!

In the last 16 months – sometimes we struggled to balance social distancing –

and that was very true with family.

Sitting in our garage while the three little ones sat on a tarp in the lawn at the end of the driveway.

Or visiting them standing outside and little Bode hiding behind his parents peaking out at us!

That broke my heart.

But – we have come a long ways on this – we did stay with family after we sold our house

at the end of June last year!

Family is important and we have been tested twice and so have they!

My little buddy – Bode – who when we stay with them – will come down the stairs to the bottom area where we stay –

PAPA – can I sit on your lap!

This is at 5:45 am. – while I am writing my blog!

He knows I wake up early and down he comes- when we are not here – he sleeps in!

Last week he asked me on a kids message –

he had called me – “PAPA – WHEN WILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN”?

I tear up when he talks to me like that!

When the family Krohn – the three little ones and Marcus and Tammy – came to visit on their Spring Break.

Here we are having lunch after they drove 6 hours – at Crooked Hammock at Barefoot Landing!

They spent all weekend and until Friday of the following week with us!

This made us very happy as they got to see where we are and where we are building our house.

They now know it is but a six hour drive for them to visit!

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Papa’s World – Stopped at Patio’s in Little River S.C. Saw Weekend with Bernie and a Eagle

We had journeyed to Cameron Woods – to see how the construction on the house was coming along!

No one works on Sunday – so we could park and walk around!

Then – after we left – I said – ” How about we drive down into the waterfront at Little River”?

When we first came down here – we had driven down into the area and saw all these neat local places to eat!

First impressions are – you want to go with someone else – there is a biker bar there.

But – after walking around – I can now see it is okay!

We followed some signs that led us to a place called PATIO’S!

Off the beaten path but we walked to it!

And – then we were greeted by BERNIE!

As in THE MOVIE WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S!

I laughed – this was funny – and a place I felt comfortable in! BERNIE!
We seated ourselves on the outside patio decks – and listened to the live music.

I had my first draft beer in three weeks!

I really do not drink all that much – seldom the hard stuff – mostly drink water!

But – for some reason sitting on the ICW – listening to a good lady singer –

singing from requests all the music I love – EAGLES – when low and behold – one perched just outside the deck!

A bald eagle landed and sat there while she was singing a EAGLE’S song!
Then it lifted off and soared overhead – circling the entire patio!
And landed once again on the peak of the fishing shack right beside us!
We decided we are going back here and bring our guests here!
Sherry had the Sushi from the Sushi bar! And said it was very good!

I on the other hand did not eat – but rather had my second draft of a light IPA

Called a BLOND ZOMBIE!

Normally I do not drink IPA’s as I feel they are too heavy – but I liked this one –

enough so I had a second one!

12 oz drafts are just enough for me!

View of the ICW from Patio’s!

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Papa’s World – Coloring eggs on the lanai -exploring Barefoot Landing – LITTLE ONES!

One of the first things Sherry did for the little ones after they had a good nights sleep-

Was to color Easter Eggs!

So – she hard boiled the eggs – set up on the Lanai – and they got to it!

Taylor Cassidy Bode – on the Lanai overlooking the small lake at Ocean Keyes – coloring Easter Eggs!

This has been a tradition with MorMor – as they call her -Swede for Mothers Mother!

She has done this even before Bode – who is six was born!

Afterward – things were washed up and packed for Tammy to take back to NVA!

Cassidy Bode Taylor

I think Cassidy and Bode should of been the twins!

They are so much alike and act the same.

It is hard for me to tell the difference if I am not looking at them – to see who is talking!

Now – Bode is going to be tall like Taylor – who is so laid back!

She likes her “TAYLOR” time!

She also is going to be the tallest of the granddaughters

With Maddy being 5′ 6″ – Ella 5′ 8 1/2 ” and Sarah pushing Ella at 14 years old!

We took the family to Barefoot landing in North Myrtle Beach –

We had taken them there before and the little ones love the playground!

There was a Easter Egg hunt – scavenger – find the different stores hunt going on!
Cassidy at one of our favorite stores!
Cassidy and Taylor with I think Frozen Princess’s

Then it was time for a late lunch – our reservations were ready!

Family time

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Papa’s World – The Krohns come to visit North Myrtle Beach!

Marcus Papa Sherry Tammy

They all came this time – for almost a week’s stay –

Tammy and the little ones had come down for a long weekend

Now – it was Marcus time to see where we would be living!

Here we are on the ICW at Barefoot Landing!

We had met them here instead of the condo – for we knew the little ones would be hungry –

they had left NVA at 5:09 AM. and we were standing in the Parking lot at a little before noon –

Less that seven hours!

And we told them – it would be 45 minutes fewer that that at the new house!

Our goal was to keep the time traveled to less than seven hours

and for both sets of family’s it will be that!

The above picture is for both family’s as they love the tradition at Christmas time!

Taylor Bode Sherry Cassidy Tammy Marcus

We planned to have a late lunch and early dinner at the new brewery

CROOKED HAMMOCK BREWERY – that had opened up a couple weeks earlier

outdoors – and they -Marcus and Tammy loved the draft beer!

Taking a picture along the ICW Marcus and Tammy and the little ones

Family is and has been important to us – both daughters followed us to NVA.

One was married with a small child ( Maddy)

And one met her future husband in NVA.

Taylor MorMor( Sherry) & Bode

Walking to the beach – these two will one day be so tall – here she is 10 years old and he is 6 years old.

Sherry – a Swede – is 5′ 9″ tall!

Bode Taylor MorMor Cassidy – the first time walking the beach.

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Papa’s World – Family Krohn – two seasons – cold and warm – I LIKE WARM!

My season is WARM and WARMER!

Ever since I had my Heart attack some 7 1/2 years ago –

I get chilled very easy – even before I did not like the snow – ice and cold!

But – the families seem to like it – skiing – snowboarding and playing in the snow!

When we were back home for the Holidays – believe it or not – we went to a winery!

Where we had wine – snacks and a fire in a fire pit.

The pit was free and offered by the winery!

I bundled up and made it through -but by the end I was cold!

Here we are – outside – about 7 PM. – Marcus – Papa – Bode – Sherry – Taylor – Tammy – Cassidy!

I have to admit – it was unique – but I very seldom drink wine –

I just can not get into the dry wines!

Now – a sweeter wine I can sip on!

Sherry Cassidy Taylor – Tammy & Bode

What a difference 3 weeks make!

From snow and cold to sand and somewhat warm!

Even though it was not as warm as we would of liked – for Jan. it was okay!

I am not shoveling snow – I can layer up and walk the beach!

School break – and a quick trip down – Marcus could not get away.

The first thing they wanted to see – THE BEACH!

The little ones love the beach – sand and water.

And then we took them for a walk along the ICW at Barefoot Landing!

Watching the boats traveling up and down –

and seeing the boats in the marina – where a lot of people are living on the boats there!

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Papa’s World – Lunch on the beach at Snooky’s and seeing DARTH VADER!

The view from the top deck and bar of Snooky’s on the beach – the other Snooky’s is situated on the ICW!

We decided after our attempt to walk the beach –

which was very windy and cold –

to drive back down the Ocean Blvd to Snooky’s!

Sherry and I brought Tammy and the little ones here when they visited.

Sarah and Debby at the table surrounded by heaters!

It was chilly out on the open patio.

We choose this because of the heaters and wanting to be out in the open

for social distancing.

Every other table was empty!

This was the last full day they would be here!

The four days have gone by so quickly.

We packed a lot into it – Mike is a teacher and could not come down.

Maddy is in college with her classes and in the middle of Spring Soccer.

Ella a senior in H.S. Debby – oldest daughter Sarah – youngest of the three – in 8 th. grade

We sat out there on the patio – when I heard Sherry exclaim ‘ THERE HE IS” pointing toward the beach!

She had read a article in the newspaper and seen the interview on TV.

A man who was dressing up as DARTH VADER in Myrtle Beach and walking up and down the beach

entertaining the children – with his Laser –

And he happened to be right here!

Sherry and Ella

Now Ella is a huge – huge Star Wars fan!

For her 16th. birthday as a present – we took her to Florida with us for a week.

And the highlight of that trip was her going to the STAR WARS park.

That was what she wanted to do forever!

DARTH VADER about to walk out on the beach!

So – they both got up – Sherry and Ella – and down the deck they went!

I went up on the top deck so I could get a clear picture of what was going on the beach!

Here Sherry and Ella are nearing DARTH VADER who is Laser fighting with a young boy!

She has Star Wars figurines from her youth – ever since she could walk and talk.

She has seen every movie – over and over again.

Ella and DARTH VADER!

This was one of her highlights of the entire trip to visit us at the beach!

And it was all by chance – we wanted lunch – we selected Snooky’s because it was close

And we knew they had heaters outside!

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Papa’s World – a lunch trip to Local on the water with Debby and granddaughters!

Debby and Sherry at Local on the water. We like coming here in early afternoon as hardly anyone is around.

We seem to take all our guests here as it is social distancing and out in the open

We are right by the ICW and see the boat traffic.

Ella and Sarah on the swings – everyone loves the swings.

This place has two stages for bands – one inside and one outside.

A large fire pit and a sand area for corn hole.

Covered eating areas and also uncovered.

Happy hour every day 4 pm. to 7 pm.

Lots of beer on tap from different brewery’s!

A view from inside looking out to the ICW with Sherry and Debby.
Sarah – with the hat on I had to look twice to make sure it was her and not Ella!

I like the food here – and try something different each time.

We have not been here for the dinner menu – just lunch or brunch!

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Papa’s World – find a shell – tie a cord through it – DEB and GIRLS make a WISH – hang in tree!

There is a place near the ICW – where there are hundreds of shells hanging from trees – each one is someones WISH!

We brought them – Debby – Sarah and Ella to Vareen’s Memorial Garden

Just as we did with their cousins – and here is a special place

to not wish upon a star – but a SEASHELL and the hang it form one of the Cypress Trees!

Sarah Sherry Ella Debby at the make a wish site.
Sarah’s hanging wishes for all her school friends!
The first make a wish tree – now there are many more!

Many people pass through here each day –

I watched two older women stop and do the same thing –

find a shell – write on it and then hang it from a tree!

Busy writing their names and making their wishes!
Debby’s shell – no matter how old you are – make a wish to come true!
Taylor’s shell in front of Ella’s shell – cousins!

It was a warm day – low tide so lots of shells to look at!

Sarah going to the ICW to look for shells.

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Cassidy -cousin and grand daughter – make a wish on a seashell and hang from the WISHING TREE!

Papa’s World – Hiking through Vareen Memorial Gardens with family!

Sherry Ella Sarah Papa

We had a fine day to be out and about – so we decided to show them some nature

As they are all about the outdoors!

We went back to Vareen Memorial Gardens –

just before you cross the state line into N.C. in Little River S.C.

Ella Sarah Sherry Sarah is growing up so fast – at 14 she is catching up to both Sherry and Ella!

Across the marsh and over the tidal canals –

at low tide – does not look so scary when empty!

Sarah and Ella who is almost 5′ 9″ tall!

We entered the trees and brush along a sand pathway – trail.

We had been here a couple times before

bringing family to explore and see the ICW and the beauty of a pristine nature walk.

The girls loved this as did Debby who is all about the outdoors and hiking!

Sherry Debby Ella

We soon entered the trees and bush growth

it was shaded in here and I think would be welcomed in the S.C. heat of Summer!

Sarah checking out the shore of the ICW and looking for sea shells!
Debby and her mother – resting before we continue into the forest trails!
Sherry Debby Ella and Sarah

One last walkway before entering the pine and cypress trees!

The path is marked – and branches off in all directions!

Respite from the hot sun!

A shaded walk – can be a couple miles if you select the right path

We choose the shorter route – we had some more places to show them!

WE WILL BE BACK someday we told them!

The sand path through the trees!

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Papa’s World – Make a wish – FAMILY JONES!

When we were here with our grand kids – CASSIDY -TAYLOR – BODE – they strung together these shells with all our names on them including MORMOR & PAPA! Each time we return – we can feel them being here!

They began gathering their shells –

We had shown them the shells that the grand kids had hung from the tree!

The shell Taylor hung with her initials – TK – and the month and year!
In the back ground – our grand daughters – Cassidy – shell with her cousins Olivia in the foreground.

They loved doing this – and when other family members come down

we shall do the same!

On the tree – Sherry wrote the names – Taylor – Cassidy – Bode and now Maya and Olivia.
Maya signing her shell.
Olivia signing her shell!

We spent some time here – reading other shells and found one with a date of 1990!

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Papa’s World – FAMILY JONES – Make a wish tree – along the ICW!

Maya Olivia Kristie and CASSIDY’S make a wish seashell – our grand daughter!

We arrived – The Make A Wish Tree area –

along the ICW in Little River S.C.

at the Vereen Memorial Garden!

The girls were excited – because we told them – their cousins had been there

a couple weeks prior!

We showed them the sea shells they had made and signed!

So they went about finding shells!

So may shells to look at!

They took their time – looking with the help of their parents and Sherry!

Casey Kristie Olivia

Now it was time!

Spread them out on the bench – string them – and write your wish!

Found the spot on the tree – where their cousins left their names and added theirs!

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Papa’s World – A visit by the Jones – family time and exploring!

Kristie – Maya – Olivia – Casey Jones – Sherry’s niece and family from N.C.

We had visitors for the weekend – from N.C. around three hours away.

Daughter and family of Sherry’s sister.

Sisters Olivia and Maya

The little ones were so excited – to finally be able to go somewhere

all due to the pandemic.

We tested – they rested and everything was good.

We only had one full day to explore – so we took them to Vareen Memorial Garden.

To hike and gather shells.

We also hit the beach for a short walk but it was windy and cold.

Searching for shells along the ICW – they even felt the water! LOL

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Papa’s World – a little lunch-dinner with grand kids at Local on the water!

We all were hungry!

So – where do you go during a pandemic – social distancing?

We had been hiking the trails of Vereen Memorial Gardens!

The little ones had some snacks but it was not enough.

So – we decided to take them to “LOCAL ON THE WATER”!

Cassidy Taylor Bode and Mormor in the background!

There was one other couple there – outside – so we had the entire place to ourselves!

The kids loved it – swinging – sand pit – corn hole – and watching the boats

go up and down the ICW!

Cassidy – Bode – two peas in a pod!

Here came a tugboat – leading a flotilla of telephone poles!

This caught the eyes of all three!

There were three tug boats with all these poles in the water between them!

One after another they passed – the poles had cables attached –

the lead tug guided them – the middle tug kept the front and rear poles in a line!

The last and third tug boat!

The third tug brought up the rear – all in all it stretched the length of at least a football field!

We were all just watching it pass by!

We have been here before – at least three times!

And have found that during the afternoon –

hardly anyone is here – making social distancing perfect!

Bode and Cassidy!

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Papa’s World – Barefoot Landing – Playground – grand kids!

One of our favorite places to go and walk & show visitors –

Is Barefoot Landing – maybe 4 or 5 miles from where we are staying!

Tammy Taylor Cassidy MorMor Bode

Walking around with the little ones –

all the while they are eagar to get to the playground –

to get that energy all bundled up out!

All three in their happy place – and now 450 miles away – “when we come back MorMor – can we go to the play ground”?

They loved it here and even made some friends who they will never see again!

Playing tag – up and down and all around for a hour or more!

This huge old live oak tree – was moved here and saved from a parking lot 800 feet away!

I found that to be awesome – to move and save this over 200 year old oak tree.

And to build a playground around it!

We teach them about nature – walking the paths and trails!

TAG YOU ARE IT! and so it goes – not once but twice we brought them here –

and if they had it their way – we would of been here all day- everyday!

But now – it is time to move on – explore and see the boats and ICW!
MORMOR TAMMY BODE TAYLOR CASSIDY

A walk along the boardwalk of the ICW

and the boats and Barefoot resort!

BODE WITH HIS MORMOR!

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Papa’s World – find a seashell – write a name and date – and then make a wish!

There is a place – next to the ICW – in Vereen Memorial Park – where you find a shell – date it and your name – hang it from a tree – and then make a wish – hundreds of the hang and this one is from our Taylor!
At ten years old – she already is five foot tall – she will someday be taller I think than her MorMor( Sherry) who is 5′ 9″ must be the Swede coming through!
I am little – some day I will be bigger – so she says – but every day she either calls or texts her MorMor ( Sherry ) and that sweet little soft voice – “I love you MorMor ” here she hangs her wish!
Cassidy showing her shell for a wish! I think she looks just like Taylor in this picture!
Bode – hanging his seashell wish – the only boy out of six grand children!
I have said – Cassidy and Bode should of been the twins – they are two peas in a pod!
Bode Taylor Cassidy

They came to spend a long weekend with us –

seeing where we live and where we are building our new home!

They were so excited – and hiking was on our things to do!

We had told them there was a place to make a wish and hang the shells from a tree!

But first you must search for the right shell

then date it and put your name on it!

MorMor – leading Taylor – Cassidy and Bode on a search for their own perfect sea shell!
MorMor(Sherry) inspecting each one as they bring them to her!
Tammy Taylor Cassidy MorMor standing in the seashell tree beach – overlooking the ICW!
Cassidy Taylor and MorMor getting their wish shells ready to hang!
Taylor with he make a wish shell.

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Papa’s World – hiking with the grand kids – Veeren Memorial Park – S.C.

Cassidy Bode Papa Tammy

We had driven past this park dozens of times as we went to golf and also after we bought our lot!

Always saying – we need to stop and check it out –

might be a good place to bring the grand kids as they all

like to hike and explore!

Papa Cassidy Taylor and Bode

So – we did and then when they came down – we went for a hike –

out through the marsh – into the trees – a sand trail – pathway –

I had a map as it splits off several times!

I guess in the warmer months you will see gators in the marsh!

The little ones are always curious – exploring – seeing and asking questions!

But – they also stay close – ever watchful –

and tend to hang with MorMor!

Sherry – ( MorMor) Swede for Mother’s Mother – loves to lead and show them – explain what everything is!
They also listen to her!

Cassidy Taylor Bode – walking the beach after the trail through the woods.

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Papa on the ICW waiting for everyone after bath room break!

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Papa’s World – Vareen Memorial Gardens – a little exploring and hike.

A view of the marsh – reeds and water way.

We had passed the entrance dozens of times –

Sherry said we need to stop and see what is there!

So – on our way to our property – we stopped – just a few miles North of the border

of S.C. and N.C.

outside Little River S.C.

Across the marsh – a hole on a golf course.

We parked – and there were clean johnny on the spots –

benches and tables – covered area to sit and eat.

Swings for kids and numerous trail heads.

We thought – we need to bring the kids here when they visit!

We picked a trail that took us toward the ICW!

Wanting to see the water way and the boats.

A boat on the ICW goes by as Sherry watches.

There were piers to walk out on and decks to sit.

We had forgotten to pick up a map of the trails

so we selected one and off we went.

Had no idea where it would go – we were exploring as we do all the time!

Sherry about to follow the trail into the wooded area – many birds – saw no snakes or spiders or gators!

We continued on – checking our fit bits to see how far we had walked.

All the while staying on the path to the right as others branched off.

I could see across the marsh where we had started

and I could tell we were looping back toward the parking lot!

Sherry on the walkway along the path – looking out over the marsh.

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Papa’s World – lunch – I.C.W.- Barefoot landing – views!

Our view for lunch at Barefoot Landing!

I forget the name of the place we stopped for lunch –

but Sherry knows it from recommendations from friends

and our landlord!

It is Mexican – and has the best taco’s!

We have walked by it numerous times –

and she has said we must eat there!

It sits right on the ICW – Inter coastal Waterway!

We requested outside for social distancing!

We wear our masks – we do take them off when we are not around people.

Or – when there is room to stay distances away from them.

The view of the waterway is awesome –

watching the boats – walking the boardwalk

all while sitting at our table after the walk.

Enjoying being outside –

After lunch – we walked – around the area – enjoying the feel of Christmas.

By the time you are reading this – the Holidays have passed –

for I write ahead on a schedule I have created.

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Papa’s World – Wild Wings – Buffalo Bills – Barefoot Landing – “OH MY”!

Sherry Dottie Jim Buck Cindy Papa – at Wild Wings in Barefoot Landing – to watch the Buffalo Bills football game – they put on special for us TWO TV’S!

It was a long – long time ago that Sherry and I were Bill’s fans!

Back in the late ’80’s to late ’90’s!

But then we moved and for three years we hung on –

But – to watch them we had to travel some 30 miles –

In D.C. traffic to find a sports bar that would show the games!

Sherry and Dottie

‘We eventually adopred the Washington DC team as EVERYTHING

was all about them – newspapers – radio – TV – and people!

Yes – we became fans – but our hearts where still BILL’S fans.

We would cheer for them from a distance.

However – our very close friends are still and have been

BUFFALO BILL’S fans – watching them every Sunday!

Barefoot Landing North Myrtle Beach S.C.

We searched out the area – and found several sports bars

a couple were Bill’s Bars – but I found out they would be packed

and they were small venues –

NO SOCIAL DISTANCING there even if we tried!

Speak no evil – see no evil & hear no evil!

Sherry and I had checked out Wild Wings the week before

and come to find out – THREE of their employees

had graduated in 2016 from the very H.S.

in the place we raised our families –

The McBrides and us –

PORTVILLE N.Y. !

Sherry Dottie Cindy

That was a omen for us and we went with it !

Plus – it was very large inside –

plenty of places to sit and they put two TV’s on with the Bill’s Game!

We did our morning walk on the beach –

then drove the less than twenty minute ride

and arrived about 1/2 hour before game time!

Cindy and Buck

We gave our orders to start out with and settled in!

Papa Jim Buck

We watched the game – the whole game from there!

22 oz. drafts and all!

It never got crowded – for this is a Brown’s bar –

we knew that ahead of time –

but they had a bye week!

Success – the BILL’S MAKE YOU WANT TO SHOUT! OH MY!!!!!

After the game we walked around –

enjoying the warm weather

and another “W” for the Bill’s.

Who knows – maybe we will once again

become fans – but down here it is all

Carolina Panthers!

But – we know where some Bill’s Bars are now

but Social Distancing shall prevail

BUT THE BILL’S DO WANT TO MAKE YOU SHOUT!

YEAAAA-YEAAAA- YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!

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Papa’s World – It’s Christmas when friends visit!

The THREE – when they get together – laughs – cheers and fun!

Sherry – Dottie – Cindy – seems like friends for most of their adult lives!

Well – since 1982 for Dottie when Sherry and I married –

and maybe four years later when we moved next door to Cindy!

I mean this was it! Around that time! LOL!

We decided to all get together – after practicing social distancing –

No exposure to Covid -19 –

and they would all stay with us at our new residence

in the condo we were renting!

Cindy Jim Buck Dottie Sherry & Papa

The plan was cards – golf – a few drinks and eat out!

Now – I did do this when I was young – but that was a long time ago – not ever getting on something that has wheels beneath my feet again!

We made tee times twice at different courses.

And – once again it would be a scramble

guys vs gals and handicapped!

After golf – a dinner at Local on the Water

alongside the ICW in North Myrtle Beach!

Results of day one golf – guys by one stroke!

Of course we have fun – play ground swings and all!

The TREE MUSKETEERS!

This was on Saturday – after golfing The Valley at Eastport

in North Myrtle Beach!

Sunday was not a day of rest – for we had a game to watch!

The BUFFALO BILLS!

We would go to Barefoot Landing –

to WILD WINGS – and they put the game on two TV’S

so we could watch from both sides of the table!

Of couse – we watched the whole game and three of the employees

were from the little town we lived in – Portville N.Y. !

It is indeed a small world!

We walked the beach every day – showing them the gated community

and then main street of North Myrtle Beach!

They even beat us on the swings – 2 to 1!

Then it was the dawning of the third day –

our final golf contest at Oyster Bay!

One couple would leave after dinner

the other in the morning

final score – gals by one after the handicap!

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Papa’s World – we found another place to eat- “SNOOKY’S”

Snooky’s you have to search to find it but worth it!

We learned of this place from a friend of Sherry’s

who lives down here.

And it is hidden behind a huge storage warehouse for boats!

And sits on the ICW!

Watching them load and unload the boats onto or off racks stacked high in the warehouse!

Even with directions on the GPS

we were not sure where to park.

The spaces in front are handicap only!

You can not park to the right facing the warehouse

this is parking for the Marina and boat rentals’

You must come down the left side of the warehouse

and pull in at a angle( note – best to back in – so you can pull out)

This is a harbor for boats and the ICW!

The place itself is a local favorite and we later learned

by Cherry Point – there is a second one!

If you like raw oysters or rocking seafood

this is the place to go plus they serve brakfast

almost all day.

I had the SEAFOOD OMELET!

And it was very good!