Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – Bookclub!

OIB Surf & Java – where the book club met!

The book club has grown – from two book readers to now around 7 or 8 when all attend!

Each month a different book is suggested and read.

The meeting place is determined month to month – this time it was OIB Surf & Java –

right next to Lowes food market in OIB!

While some could not make the short hour-long discussion –

and it was not only the book discussed – but get to know your neighbors!

A comfy setting – great chairs and company.

This time I tagged along – I know this place has great coffee – and I just relaxed and read the paper.

I have belonged to another book club back in Va. – but my reading material differs from these.

I am more a Syfy or a good murder thriller reader.

But – I have collected some five books to help supply the future lending library!

This little library hopefully will be outside at the community center –

Where you can grab a book to read for free and if you have any – leave them there for others to read!

Inside Surf & Java coffee shop.

This coffee shop also has sort of upscale clothing –

sports (surf) equipment – shoes – men and women – and some are marked down.

Large screen TV and really comfy chairs.

View of the items for sale.

The book club is young – and growing – and the next meeting will be moved to another coffee shop to be announced on the Cameron Woods Community Facebook site!

Good company – good books and good coffee!

You can notify Diane or Sherry if you wish to come – to the site.

I will be going back again to just sit back – sip my coffee – read a paper –

and even maybe bring my own book to read!

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Papa’s World – Viewing the sunset at SUNSET BEACH – in the windy cold!

SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

Just a little over a month later from our New Years Eve beach gathering and toast to 2021

We once again were back to see the sunset – only it was windy and cold –

far from the 65 degrees of NYE!

The approaching sunset peeking through the trees!
Papa – Diane and Sherry

We first parked and walked to the end of the street – here the last of the end of the houses –

and this then begins Bird Island – marshland protected and wide-open beach.

Our neighbor Diane

The tide was going out!

Here you see the last of the houses on the marsh and bayside – with the tide going out – This is the end of Sunset Beach and the beginning of Bird Island.
Sun setting – time to go to the beach.
This is where we gathered for NYE and drank a toast to 2021!
The pier and people walking the beach.
Sherry – braving the wind chill – it was cold.

As we looked out on the ocean – to think we can do this every night if we want to –

and there still is Ocean Isle Beach – living our dream.

One final look before we returned home – Sunset at SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

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Papa’s World – Singing the new year in! Karaoke – friends – NEW YEARS EVE – 2022.

Party waiting to happen!

We had seen the sunset on the beach – had a fire in the Solo Stove – a putting and chipping contest.

Snacks – food – some drinks and now the TV was tuned into Karaoke with music and the words.

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

Starting off as always – Cindy and Jim.
And along came Steve – our neighbor.

The night was young – over three hours to midnight – a lot of Karaoke ahead!

Cindy – Sherry, and Jim are about to sing!
To break the ice a group sing along!

That broke the ice and then the songs came – one by one!

Diane – our next-door neighbor – found her song!
Sherry – taking a drink and Diane singing.
Cindy – Dottie and Sherry singing.

It was a fun time – new friends and neighbors with our oldest friends.

Cindy – Sherry, and Jim

It was a happy night – full of friendship – fun and song.

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NEW YEARS EVE SINGING IN THE EVENING AND WATCHING THE BALL DROP IN NEW YORK CITY!

The chairman of the board – STEVE -singing “NEW YORK – NEW YORK”
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Papa’s World – New Year’s Eve – continued on Sunset Beach, N.C.

Papa – Buck – Jim – all together – over 100 years of friendship.

We gathered on Sunset beach – to one see the sunset and two to drink a toast to a new year!

These are my oldest friends – we have been together for a very long time –

Jim and I played softball together around 1978.

Sherry and I were neighbors with Buck and Cindy in 1988! But knew them from before.

Meeting our neighbors on Sunset Beach

Kathy – our next-door neighbor who gathers up our packages while we are gone –

Diane and Steve – who live three houses from us are from back in WNY where we lived!

We decided to do something as a group as our other friends came to stay for a long weekend.

The reason for the name “SUNSET BEACH”!

When we got there – people had been in the water – too cold for me – but it still was around 65 degrees out!

Diane and Steve – who live three doors up from us – were the very first people we met in building.

We found we had in common where we had lived prior to 1999!

They were from WNY as we were and now had their winter home in Cameron Woods –

and a summer cottage on Rushford lake – just a few miles from where we lived!

So we four have become friends in our new community –

walking in the mornings and watching the Buffalo Bills games together as they are big fans.

Kathy is our next-door neighbor – single and whenever we are away – and packages arrive – will keep them for us until we return.
Good question! LOL
About to celebrate the sunset and a new year!
Sherry and Jimmy

It was a fun time – friends and neighbors – new friends and old friends.

A time to get together – laugh and count our blessings.

A time to throw out the old and bring in the new.

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Papa’s World – Our first Thanksgiving Turkey – walk-trot in Cameron Woods Community!

Good day mates!

In Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C. – there will be a lot of firsts!

COCKTAILS in the driveway – lunch at Riversedge golf course – picnic at the park.

The new book readers club and in the future the free book exchange library!

And now a new developer!

We have been sold to LENNAR – the number two developer in the country!

Things have changed and they are known for building spec homes – you get limited choices!

Different elevations – and one price has it all!

Whereas we were able to select almost everything! ( we are happy to have already built!)

We are hoping by Easter the community center is done! At least the main building!
Our new community center – slowly being built – the curbs have just been laid – pickleball courts are paved – and the pool has been in the ground for months – waiting to be finished!

It will be here that we will all come together as a community of neighbors – meetings – lunches and dinners. The free book library will be out front by the road somewhere I presume for access to exchange the books. We can walk to this easily! A workout room and kitchen and bathrooms.

And this year for the very first time – three families got together on Thanksgiving day – to walk!

8:30 AM. = we all met at the intersection of Waterway and Lindley – it was cool but bright sunshine –

led to a warm 3.7-mile walk!

The very first TURKEY TROT WALK-RUN!

A big thank you to Rob – who organized it by simply announcing it on the Community Facebook page!

And YES – the picture of the TURKEYS are from the neighborhood – on the cul-de-sac behind the

new community center -taken a few days before by Sherry!

The Zimmermans – the Sopers – and Fitzsimmons families!

We have heard from others who were away and could not join us in the first neighborhood

THANKSGIVING TURKEY TROT!

But – will walk next year!

We are a transit community – many people have this as a second home awaiting retirement.

A lot of people are here but working from home.

And a few of us old-timers ( us) are retired!

I think Sherry and myself are more the Grandma and Grandpa of the neighborhood! LOL

It is a community of many FIRSTS – waiting to be completed in a couple years.

CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY – OCEAN ISLE BEACH – come and join us – either if you already own here or want to build in the new Phase Three!

Cocktails in the driveway – picnic at the park – lunch meet and greet at the golf course

and now the first TURKEY-TROT-WALK!

Chrismas caroling is in the works and who knows what else is being talked about!

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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
CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY – looking forward to more neighbors’ meet and greets!
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Papa’s World – GOOD MORNING from Cameron Woods – N.C. SUNRISE!

I opened the garage door to push out the garbage can – and this is what I walked out to!

It was a beautiful sun rise – the best I have yet to see here!

Everything was quiet – except the birds!

I went back inside and grabbed my phone to take a few pictures.

The sun comes up right there and that is where the Ocean is some three miles away.

We get really fantastic cloud formations from here and to the West.

As we learn the area driving around – we know we made the right choice to build here – when there is no construction – everything is quiet – and a lot of neighbors walk! So we are meeting people – I told Sherry we need name tags!!!!
The neighborhood bathed in a orange glow!

It will be a good year and half before they have built out – but most of that is away from us!

Each week more and more homes close – and people are moving in.

And I am surprised how easy it is to leave the Cameron Woods community and get onto the main road.

It is a good half mile stretch or 3/4 mile in both direction and is straight so you can see.

Only once have I had to sit and wait and that was only a minute of two.

Sherry on her way back into the garage – CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH – http://www.sf.juiceplus.com ssherrylynn49@aol,com

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Papa’s World – another chapter on being homeless

“THE GOOSE WHISPER”

You look out the window – and there they are – 50 to 100 strong!

“GET OUT OF MY YARD” he shouts!

And out the door he runs!

They can wreck havoc on your yard! Leave nasty deposits –

so when walking in shoes or bare feet

you can feel it as you step on it!

Carol and Mike

We moved in almost 34 or 35 years ago –

right behind them at our old home in WNY!

We were neighbors for 12 or 13 years!

Sherry and Mike

We shared many moments of laughter –

racing riding lawn mowers –

playing friendly jokes on each other –

and me trying to compete with his beautiful lawn!

Sherry driving Mike’s boat

He has his own business – starting by himself

and today his crews go nationwide!

Carol now works with him after retiring from the college scene!

Together with their son – they have built this business

into a first class operation.

They purchased this home a year ago and then the boat.

We have all gotten together at various times –

but this is the first time in WNY at the lake house.

And it is beautiful!

Long dock leads to the flags and then the house.

Friends all these years – jokes – laughing –

he will never retire –

he loves what he has started and adding to all the time.

Just like his lawn all those years ago –

not one blade of grass – out of place – no weeds –

green – manicured to perfection.

“THE GOOSE WHISPER – CAPTAIN MIKE”

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Papas World – I have a neighbor – his name is Dexter – a good dude.

I started to mow yesterday – and I have always mowed my two neighbors lawns.

To the right of the tree and light post – Dexter’s lawn

He came out and I shut the mower down.

I have know him for almost 14 years

He has been going through hard times the last three years.

You see – Dexter has Cancer – he is young – early 40’s.

He sometimes rides his bike on the same trails as we walk.

He told me Susie had told him we sold our house.

Susie lives between us and I mow her lawn also.

He said it is hard to believe that soon there will be

No more Sherry and Tom – to talk to.

He has gone through a bone marrow transplant.

He is in pain a lot of times now with his back.

He has not worked in three years and is on total disability.

We sometimes send food over – he does not have much and is on a limited income.

He has always watched our home when we are away –

carefully attending the Tower Gardens.

Even before he became ill and the Chemo has eaten away at him

We would talk on the front porch or stand and talk out front

He has our code to the garage door

when we are away he checks and makes sure everything is okay

I started doing that after we had gone away

and had a major water leak that destroyed

our first level wood floors – causing us to replace 800 some feet

because we could no longer match the thickness.

Dexter is my friend – trusted neighbor – we talk

we laugh – I help him out –

Dexter is African – American.

DEXTER IS MY NEIGHBOR & FRIEND

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Going to miss him.

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