Papa’s World – Magnolia Greens – golfing again with friends – a place to stay when lease ended.

Our condo lease was up – our closing did not happen – so they took us in once again to their home –

on Magnolia Greens golf course just outside Leland, N.C.

Buck and Cindy are our friends – before we all moved – we were neighbors back in WNY.

We moved into a house next to them some 36 1/2 years ago and we knew them before that.

Sherry and Cindy
William ( Buck) McBride

I have always known him as BUCK – never called him Bill.

About 15 years ago – he developed non essential tremors – and had a brain operation – where electric probes were implanted – with out them and the control under his skin on his chest – he would not have any control on his right side – arm and leg. The downside to having this implanted – is with it turned on – he loses his clarity on speech –

and has problems with balance. But – he still can golf and handle himself well – I drive – watch his ball –

and we get a handicap flag that allows us to get near his ball so he does not get so tired out.

He is one of my two best friends – the other Jimmy who I played softball with back in the mid ’70’s.

We all are close friends and Dottie – Jim’s wife – I have known as long as Jim.

The three of us grew up in the same small town of Eldred Pa.

Cindy and Buck grew up in Portville N.Y. just across the border and Sherry grew up in Mount Jewett Pa. aboput 35 miles away.

Sherry spotting Cindy’s drive – Buck waiting – let me tell you – both ladies seldom get out of bounds or in the rough.

They are right down the middle and anywhere from 130 to 175 yards!

It makes them tough to beat – I golf from the senior tees – and when I get a good drive – it still is about even with them

as they have a advantage from the ladies tees.

Buck – because of his condition – golfs from the same tees as the ladies –

so a lot of the time we use his ball on the scramble –

He can still hit it almost as far as they can.

Buck teeing off and if you look close – right over his head in the tree line is his ball – going down the middle!
Sherry hitting another ball down the middle while Cindy watches.

We play even up – no strokes – and this time out – after 18 holes – Buck and I lost by one stroke!

Their second shots are like the drives – and close to the green – a chip and one putt for par or worse two putt.

Sherry and I just love to play – get out – fresh air – and a lot of laughs.

Cindy has a traveling shot bar!

If we make a birdie – it is shot time – since we make few of them – she switched it to pars! LOL

Playing Sherry’s drive from the last picture! Cindy was a little behind her on this hole.

They pared – we boggied – missed putt – and that was the difference in the 18 hole match!

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Papa’s World – the day we left – all packed!

It took everything I had to pack this up!

But – I did it!

View from back seat passenger side!

I tried to use every nook and cranny

Taking everythin we could as we will be gone five months!

Back seat drivers side – yes – that is a sewing machine

I promised Sherry I would work it in and I made it happen!

We had to drive 6 1/2 hours to arrive at our friends house

for a surprise birthday party

so I packed with this in mind

and had the back packed so we could remove what we needed

as we were staying six nights!

Our friends are just awesome and welcomed us with open arms.

The back with our golf clubs

we ended up playing three times with them

a total of 45 holes.

Everything here had to come out

and move into their house!

We got our exercise packing and unpacking!

The carrier on top!

The car top carrier was the first to be packed

as nothing up there would come out

until we arrived at our final destination!

Y M C A !!!!

Yes we are seniors by 16 years!

But we did this all by ourselves.

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Papa’s World – last days at the condo and walking the beach – Ocean Keyes NMB.

Last morning sunrise – 6-30-21 – view from the Lanai – OCEAN KEYES – NMB
Another picture – 6 – 29 -21

Everymorning – when we wake up – me really early – Sherry – laying in bed to open her eyes and see this.

We – for nine months – have been blessed – staying – walking – listening to the surf – all from this condo.

A selfie on the lanai – and how our hearts and souls feel.
One last beach walk – wading in the warm ocean water – me carrying my shoes – the numerous tidal pools

people sitting in them -a look at the North Myrtle Beach proper – widest beach on the strand – walking –

comfort – the people -we will be back for it is but thirty minute drive for us.

After the beach walk – once again sitting on the lanai – awesome view – going to miss this!

When we return – I sit on the rocking chair on the lanai – or at the table – watching the water fowl –

seeing the huge fish from above and the endless turtles.

The otter that comes to swim and even a snake or two swimming –

No gators have I seen and was told there is none.

Swans come and go and at the far end – three white ducks I have named Huey – Dewey and Lewie.

Walking to the fridge and claiming the last German Pils – just for this occasion – salute!

It has been a memorable nine months – meeting people -having numerous family and friends visit us here.

Walking to the main street and all the live music both outside and inside.

The golf carts – the tourists and the six swimming pool here.

The pickle ball courts – the tennis courts – the work out room and the community center –

It is but a small piece of heaven -but it is heaven on earth.

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Papa’s World – the party for Ella at their home – in Lake Holiday – Va. Graduation!

Ella Myers – graduate 2021 – fall Randolph College – Phys Ed. and playing Soccer.
Ella at the CANDY and CAKE table.

The party was held at the family house in Lake Holiday – Cross Junction Va.

Their father – through the years – developed a phys ed. course for the girls – balance line – zip line –

trampoline – climbing wall – tree house – soccer nets – and in winter a snow board run.

Living out in the country – they were raised to hike – kayak – conoeing – swimming – walking and running.

Over the years he taught them the soccer skills they have – now both older girls play soccer in college.

The younger sister – prefers dance – acting and writing – directing and producing videos.

Her dream is to one day go to NYC!

The three sisters – Ella – 17 years old Maddy – 20 years old Sarah – 14 years old – growing up in nature – camping.

Ella – when she was young we all called her TINY – today – she stands almost 5′ 9″ tall!
The balance line leading to the ladder and platform for the zip line.
Ellas favorite creature on earth is the turtle – here her graduation cake is that of a turtle –
A watermelon – carved by her two aunts into a turtle!
Sherry’s daughters – her sisters kids and their kids – cousins – generations.

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The graduation party was a success and continued on into the wee morning hours!

Maddy mother Debby Ella father Mike Sarah FAMILY MYERS
Ella – about to hug her grandma Sherry.

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ELLA college bound – education and play soccer against her sister Maddy!

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Papa’s World – a last view for now from the condo – full moon and Fat Harolds.

Full moon from the lanai – you can hear the pounding of the surf 1/2 mile away.
Of all the places we could of stayed – I think we did pretty good in selecting this one!
Dimming sunlight before the full moon barely visible.

We have gone to Fat Harolds numerous times – we like the beach music – not knowing it was called this!

Back home in the early years of my life – this was just music played on the radio

and on TV when you watched those dance shows!

Had no idea about the SHAG or the way Southern Rock was danced down here.

Here we are at Fat Harolds – listening to the band SMOKIN HOT – eight members playing the beach sound in music!

Funny how you grow up listening to Alabama – Eagles and all the other music of our youth –

and since the ’40’s this was happening right here!

The history of the surf music for almost 80 years

pictures on the wall – the music groups that came through here – famous – only we did not know the why!

Our generation on the beaches of South Carolina – dancing to the beach music.

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The southern hippie generation – at Fat Harolds on the beach for over 60 years.

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Papa’s World – our Leesburg family – little ones – mother & father and now Marley!

Marcus – Cassidy – Tammy – baby Bode – Taylor THE KROHNS!

They now live just outside of Leesburg Va. about 30 minutes from where we used to live.

Whenever we do go home – we have a bedroom and bath in the basement – along with a suite of other rooms.

There is a walk out to the fenced in back yard.

Out there is a fire pit – huge patio and a pergola – multiple chairs and some rockers and a outdoor table and chairs we left behind.

A Boce court that was there when they bought the house – really beautiful setting!

The back yard fountain next to the patio and fire pit.

Now – there is a new addition – MARLEY – the goldendoodle – Tammy’s dog – that she wanted – a big dog to walk!

Marley and Tammy – waiting for the storm to roll in!

She has always wanted a dog – but it had to be THE DOG!

The kids love her – Taylor has a way with her as she does with horses!

She – Marley – has now become a major part of the family! Here – she sits looking at the neighbors Mastiff – she runs over and they race back and forth on each owns side of the fence.
Marcus has now taken up cross country on his bicycle – going 89 miles through hills – gravel roads etc. in a race with other’s – finishing well up in the pack for his first race!
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Papa’s World – graduation – party – family!

Ella’s sisters – Maddy and Sarah at the graduation – hard to believe that come fall – Sarah is the only one left at home – she enters H.S, in the Fall and Maddy enters her Junior year and plays and starts soccer for Lynchburg University. She will play against Ella.
Ella’s number one fan – her nephew Bode who adores her – here he is wearing Ella’s old sweatshirt she gave him!
After the game – he ran to her and she picked him up – he adores her and she is so good to him. That is our Ella!
The Three Sisters – Maddy – Ella and Sarah.
Ella’s mother Debby – Ella – her best friend Olivia and her mother Amy – they have lived beside each other all their lives and the mothers are close friends. What also is unique – they have Sarah from Debby and Justin from Amy who are also the same age and in the same grade who are as close as Ella and Olivia.
Sarah and Justin – same age – same grade and close friends – neighbors for life.

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Papa’s World – morning walking – making a loop

This is where it all begins each morning.

Sunrise – a cup of coffee

the stillness of nature

and – when we are dressed early

out the door and down the elevator

to begin our walking loop

of three plus miles!

We had excellent trails where we lived

some 18 miles

here we have discovered numerous ways to walk

and they all end up taking us to the Ocean and Beach!

We have managed to get at least a mile of beach walking

incorporated into our three mile walk.

This walk was 3.36 miles!

And once on the beach – we can go in either direction.

We have found routes in both directions!

I love walking in the early mornings.

And as you can see – it is nearly deserted!

Walking early after I have had my coffee –

listening to the early morning sounds

and the waves lapping against the shoreline!

Once again – the walk on the beach

leaving to start back home

that part of the walk over

One final moment – one final glimpse

only to be repeated the next day.

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Papa’s World – Toes in the water – beach life!

Finally we have made it to our dream –

We always vacationed at the beach

up and down the EAST COAST!

Today – until the end of February

we will be next to it!

Sherry and I sold our house and rented a condo

one half mile from the beach

in North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

We did this because I just happen to come upon

this rental – and the view of this small lake

from the top floor lanai!

OUR VIEW EVERY DAY!

And the bonus – during our three mile plus walk everyday

half of that walk is on the beach!

Of course said walk comes after my morning cup of coffee!

Why for five months?

Because we do not know where we want to live

only that it will fall someplace

from here to the northern border of N.C.

We have always talked of this

But where ever we go – the criteria is twofold

We will try to stay within 7 hours of our families

in NVA.

And a place that is warm – no snow – and lots of golf!

We did not know at the time just how much Sherry would come to love this place!

Being here – it is warmer than where we lived in the winter

and we walk everyday –

hardly any traffic as we walk within a gated community –

until we cross a road to the beach.

And then after a 1/2 mile walk – we have this!

I LISTEN TO HER THOUGHTS!

She has leaned over to me and said

” I REALLY LOVE THIS WALK AND PLACE”!

A QUIET PLACE TO WORK ON HER PHONE!
TOES IN THE SAND for me!
WE HAVE SAVED – we have worked all our lives.
We have found our quiet place – our love – and a place for family to enjoy.

We are close to the over seven hours for our trip back to NVA!

The family is now a long weekend away.

We still are searching!

Oh – you can ride golf carts here!

TOES IN THE WATER – OUR HAPPY PLACE!

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Papa’s World – Ella’s graduation – gathering of family – now another off to college.

Our sweet little Ella – “TINY” as her father calls her.
And now today all grown up – nearly as tall as her grandma Sherry – off to college in the fall and part of the soccer team – in Lynchburg Va. for Randolph College.
349 students in her senior class
The procession about to begin – and they came and came – a never ending line.
The honor guard – James Wood – H.S. founded Winchester in the 1700’s named after a officer in the Continental Army.

Honor roll – athlete – recognition – artist – will become a Phys Ed teacher just like her father.

Ella – about to hug her grandma Sherry!
Sisters – Maddy to the left – Sarah to the right.
Parents – Debby and Mike
Family – MYERS

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Papa’s World – walking home from the beach through Ocean Keyes – part three!

One of six pools – this one has the work out room in it and this pool is heated! A propane grill and sometimes two are at each pool area with others scattered through out the property.
Our little postal building – one of two in the Ocean Keyes that I know about – this one is a five minute walk for us. We mail out here also.
HHHHHHHHMMMMMMNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! Not saying anything! LOL!
I told Sherry – I would like these flowering bushes in our back yard along with several Crepe Myrtles! This also is the closest pool to us – right across the parking lot and not many people use it. It also has grills and bathrooms.
Turned the corner from the postal building and heading to the stop sign and turn left for one more block. The lake is straight ahead between those buildings.
After turning left – then you walk the length of one building and turn right – the parking lot is here and building # 39 is on the right. We are on fourth floor in number 44!
The last walk in front of building 39. There are old – old growth tall pine trees and living oaks all through Ocean Keyes -I would guess well over 100 years old or twice that!
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The parking lot – where we park our car – we would of loved to stay here and we could have – however – there is no garage and little storage – many people have units for storage off site.
“FOUR PLEASE”!

Our home for nine months – 3944 – 3 bedroom – 2 bathroom – kitchen – dining room – living room and a very large screened in Lanai with sliding glass doors from the living room and the master bedroom.

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Papa’s World – walking home from the beach in Ocean Keyes – NMB – part two.

The small building to the right is golf cart storage and a trash compactor building – the one to the left is for golf carts only. You are on a list here for golf cart spaces – that is the only way to get a spot to park it.
Sherry walking by one of Six Pools just like this one – the two on the main road through Ocean Keyes – have a community building – with TV – pool table – ping pong table and chairs and tables. This one has the work out room with all types of equipment. Each pool has a hot tub and a small wading pool. There are propane grills and picnic tables outside and each pool has men and women bathrooms.

The complex has over 780 individual condo units and town houses – this at one time a golf course called The Old Gator Hole! I think in the mid 2000’s it was sold and made into Ocean Keyes plus two other developments including a plaza with Walmart and Home depot.

Her on the left is one of two trash compactors we use – this one also has recycle bins while the other does not.
On our walk we pass the tennis courts and pickle ball court where we have played pickle ball with friends.
To be continued in my next blog – part three of walking back from the beach in Ocean Keyes!

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Papa’s World – walking home from the beach at Ocean Keyes – N.M.B. going to miss this!

As we leave the beach entrance we use almost every day – and walk back to the condo – a two block walk to the gate.
This is the property just before we enter the gate at Ocean Keyes – We love this house and grounds!

This is along the sidewalk outside the fenced in yard – almost everything here comes back every year!

They have irrigation out here as well in the enclosed yard. It is shaded by Cypress trees –

and it is a inkling to what is inside the fence!

As soon as you walk through the gate – you see these three white ducks!

I have given them the names of HUEY – DEWEY and LOUIE ! LOL

Sherry – who is a CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH – will run ahead of me – then turn around and come back – to get her heart rate up – but I think she sees this sign and off she goes! LOL

I have to keep up or the sign in RED is for me!

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Papas World – the angels of my life – looking down.

I am the only one left now –

First was my brother Mike who left us way too early –

I do not have many pictures of him – but I have his image –

for as long as I live in my mind.

Curly headed little red head – always smiling –

giggling – I can still hear him.

And what a golfer he became –

the first one to hit that ball 300 yards or more.

On the old number one at Smethport Pa.

The one that runs along the highway – I was with him when he did it.

He drove past the green and into the yard behind the green!

That had to be 350 yards and a little grade uphill!

He was mostly a par golfer and had he been able to putt –

Well Gene Fazio once told me –

“IF I HAD HIS LONG GAME AND MY SHORT GAME – I”D TURN PRO”!

Gene was one of the finest golfers in our area and there were a lot of them.

My sister Donna – me – my brother in law Bill – my brother Roger and our mother Mary

One by one they passed away – first Donna –

my sister who was 15 years older than me-

Who rasied me until she she was married to Bill and moved out.

She was the most kind and considerate person I have ever known.

She always could see both sides and I never heard her say a cross word.

Bill – was second to go – a Korean War vet – a truck driver and Police chief

A Mayor and a wise brother in law – always funny –

he had nicknames for almost all the kids

but he simply called me Tommy or Tom.

We were more friends than brother in laws-

Then it was my Mom – who outlived all her friends –

two children and all her brothers and sisters – cousins –

She was almost 98 years old when she passed.

She was small – always a smile – and very kind.

She was a true baker – she could bake without following a recipe.

Cakes – Pies Homemade bread and rolls –

she did it all and everyone in town knew her.

She would sit on her front porch and they would honk

and holler “HELLO MARY”!

People would pull over and stop and come over and talk with her.

She was Mary – the kind lady – but she also was tough as nails.

She ruled the roost so to speak.

I always listened to her – I did not want to hurt her.

Roger

The last to pass in this picture was my brother Roger –

who as I grew up was my idol.

He was ten years older – but in the last ten years of his life

we became very close.

He always lived far away and I lived for any information from him

I would ask my Mom – “DID YOU HEAR FROM ROGER”?

He too played golf – although not as well as Mike –

he was always a little over Par – but always under 40.

He was very smart – having been named “WHO’S WHO”

while in college.

He was a ladies man – he knew how to be a gentlemen –

he was “IT” when it came to the ladies.

Now I am the last – my dad passed from cancer when I was just 19.

I have my two sons –

My sons Troy and Shawn

I have a niece Kelli and another Jen –

I have two great nieces and they have children.

And I have two grandsons from Shawn.

Ryan and Dylan

And I have my soulmate – Sherry – my wife.

Our extended family here whom I love dearly.

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Pap’s World – wishing Sherry a happy birthday!

We were born with almost the same birth date!

My birthday is 5 – 7 – 49 and hers is 7 – 5 – 49 !

We were meant to be!

So – I do not forget her birthday !

All these years – over 40 – she is as beautiful today as she was then.

Kind – smart – caring – giving – awareness – equal rights – compassion – god – church – community – and so on!

She is a one of a kind – a mother – a friend – companion –

Always on the move – walking – helping – heath and fitness.

We are always walking for health – staying fit – growing healthy into our autumn years.

MY BEST FRIEND!
SHERRY – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Papa’s World – Star Wars – Hollywood Studio – Disney – a dream come true!

Outside the entrance to Hollywood studio’s – where we took Ella for her 16th. birthday present.

She opened the envelope at her birthday party in July!

There was a picture of Star Wars and the attraction in Florida at Disney World.

“You will spend one week with grandma and grandpa in Florida!

You will ride down with them at the end of Jan.

and go to Holly Wood studios to see Star Wars

and at the end of the week – for the first time ever

They will put you on a plane and you will FLY back home!

Bode – who his World is Ella – and she is so good to him.

We had done something special for Maddy when she turned 16.

Her wish was to be able to swim with the Manatee’s!

So – in the winter – she and her mom flew down –

and she did just that – and then we all drove back home!

Ella – her little buddy is Bode

He follows her everywhere and she just laughs!

She is so good to him and when she goes to college next year

She wants to become a Phys Ed teacher to the little ones!

She will be excellent – so kind – so much of a good heart.

And a very good soccer player.

We spent the time touring with her also – showing her where my brother lived

and the three town centers of The Villages!

Brownwood of the villages.

We went to see the Manatees and the beach on the West coast

We toured the town where we were staying – and stopped in the coffee shop

to get her a chocolate chip cookie each time – she loved that!

Soon it would be time for her to FLY!

Standing in line as we all watched – her forst time and she handled it like a pro.

Tears welled in my eyes –

my little Ella ( tiny) is what we called her

all grown up and out on her own.

Now – be careful – don’t mix with strange people I worried.

When she was small – she would always come to me – clutch my leg –

climb up into my lap.

I cherish those memories – “IS HE OKAY” she said to her mother

when I had my heart attack.

YES I HAD A LUMP IN MY THROAT

as I went from vantage point to vantage point watching her in the long line.

Ella and Sherry – a trip she will always remember.

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Papa’s World – golfing at Leopards Chase right across the road of our new house & Fish Market to eat dinner with friends!

Sherry Buck Cindy Papa

One of the reason we choose this area to live in – is the number of golf courses available to play!

There are four 18 hole courses right across the road in Ocean Ridge Plantation!

Another 10 to 15 courses within 10 miles or less!

And – our close friends of 30 plus years – a 40 minute drive away.

Our first tee cards which we all have – most f the 32 courses are right here.

Papa and Buck at Leopards Chase golf course at Ocean Ridge Plantation – home of the four BIG CAT golf courses – we are building right across the highway from them.

We have now played this course twice – but there are three more here that we plan on playing.

Our card cost $100.00 for each of us – but you play three times and it pays for that amount in savings.

There are 32 courses on the card and most price reductions are more that half!

Sherry taking a picture of Cindy taking a picture of Buck and myself! LOL

We have a lot of fun and laughs – we try to get out once a week – selecting a different course each time.

It so happened that we had played this course back when we first came down here and it is right by our new home.

Then – during our play we select a place to have dinner – and try to make it with a view –

and not to far to drive – most courses are equal distance for all of us to drive home from.

Our view from the upper deck of the Fish Market bar and grill – right off the causeway to Ocean Isle Beach – about ten minutes to our new home.

Sherry and I have been here before and had great meal and service – and it was the same this time!

They had a fishing tournament going on and where wrapping it up!

Two $30,000.00 prizes given out!

We got to watch them cleaning up their fishing boats and then walked over to see the catch –

We had very good food and service – within 15 minutes of sitting down we were eating and the place was packed!

Our view to the left of where we were sitting of the ICW and all the boats traveling back and forth.

A good day of golf – great friends to share dinner with – and looking forward when we can do this again.

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Papa’s World – almost complete – new home in a couple weeks – dreams come true!

Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – mainland – North Carolina

This is the new house – most of the outside is complete – and the inside is almost done.

The kitchen and to the right – the breakfast nook.

The floors are all done as is the carpet and tile.

They move pretty fast when they all show up to complete what they have to do!

View from the sun room looking through the vaulted living room – office in the middle – front door to the left and garage door to the right.
The office with french doors.
The sun room and looking out to the patio.

The text message came yesterday – we are still on schedule for a walk through on 6-22-21 –

which most likely will of happened by the time I post this blog.

The screened in covered lanai off the breakfast nook and sun room.
Master bed room with bump out windows.
Master bath – tiled shower.
The tiled shower – all the tile came from where we both worked for a combined 79 1/2 years! DAL TILE CO.
We choose to make the shower and linen closet bigger and not have a bath tub in here.
Looking back into the master bedroom from the bathroom.

We were able to pick what we wanted for the house – as long as there were options.

Second bedroom – a hall bath is between the two front bedrooms across from the office and by the front door entrance – the entrance is covered as is the front porch.
The third bedroom which is on the side of the house.

It is almost done and we are two weeks out to closing which by the time I post this – will of happened.

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The kitchen – walk in pantry and another closet that I will convert with shelving for the kitchen.

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Papa’s World – new trails -roads – paths – new neighborhood – new chapter for walking health.

Our new neighborhood – Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – mainland side – North Carolina

We decided to walk the new trail at the end of our road before the culdesac.

This winds around the pond and through the woods and back to the pond again.

Leaving our new home and walking down the street to the entrance to the trail – path.
The entrance to the trail head with the pond on the right and headed to the woods.
These lots were our first choice had they been available – but they were all purchased – in fact – someone backed out on our wooded lot and we grabbed it right away as we wanted a private back yard.
This is the smaller of two ponds and maybe a third they are developing – the other larger one is in the new construction area and am hoping this trail will eventually be tied into that one!

The new construction area is just over that treeline which is considered a wetland and is protected and will remain that way.

Into the woods – the path winds through the wooded area and in the shade – a lot cooler on a hot 90 plus day!
Sherry walking the path – birds were everywhere! There were areas where it looked like other paths would be planned and paths expanded.

The walk was about 15 minutes long – not quite a mile – but this is only one place to walk –

the other places all together add up to another 3 or 4 miles!

Here we come out of the woods to the opposite end of the pond from the start.
Now we are walking into the culdesac which is behind the tree line in our back yard.

We also could of chosen a lot back in here – but these houses would of been a later closing date.

Walking back up the street toward our new home which is just beyond the last house you see here along that tree line – that house would be our neighbors house.
The street leading back to the house.
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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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