Papa’s World – Jennie and Gerhard – morning walk

As the sun rises – breakfast and then a walk

Jennie and Gerhard – parents of our son in law Marcus.

We started the day with a sun rise and breakfast

and then set out to walk

we usually do 2 3/4 to 3 miles every day!

Walking the beach

We chose this condo for the view it offered

and being a 1/2 mile walk to get on the beach

where we walk 1 1/2 miles before heading back.

Fishermen – up and down the beach

There is hardly any one on the beach in the mornings.

Fishermen – joggers and walkers like us!

It makes for a pleasant walk

and not worrying about social distancing!

For the most part – in the open beach air

we do not wear our masks

unless we come across a whole bunch of people!

Then you try to walk around them at a distance!

Jenny looking for shells!

Walking in the surf – the water was warm

Quiet time – feeling the water and listening to the waves.

The beach here is very wide and firm

not many large shells and have seen no sand crabs!

Sherry working on her phone with a beach as her office!

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Papa’s World – Jennie and Gerhard – Locals On The Water

Our son in laws parents Jennie and Gerhard

We started our day sitting on the lanai at our condo.

The plan was to go to lunch – at a place we found called

Local On The Water!

We had discovered it with a prior visit with her sister.

Local on the water

We would have lunch while watching the boats

on the ICW!

ICW

After lunch the plan was to go back to the condo

gather together our chairs

drinks and sun tan lotion

and head out for the beach!

Where for a couple of hours

we would watch LOCALS ON THE WATER!

Just a great lunch – talking and then listening to the surf!

The tide had gone out – the weather was warm

and also the water was warm.

Jennie testing the warm water

This part of the beach at low tide is very wide.

What was nice is it is not very crowded!

Gerhard wading – he does not like to be out in the sun!

After a fine afternoon of watching

LOCALS ON THE WATER

And a great lunch watching boats on the ICW

at LOCAL ON THE WATER

We managed to combine a morning sunrise on the lanai

lunch and then beach time

into a memorable day!

Gerhard Jennie Sherry walking the beach

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Papa’s World – on the beach Jennie and Gerhard

Papa Gerhard Jennie

Our son in laws parents came to visit us!

And – they love the beach – well Jennie does! LOL

First they saw the breaking of day from the lanai!
As the sky lightened up – you can still see I think Mars!
Then the SUNRISE as we sipped coffee – it would be a fine beach day!

We talked and talked and finally drove down the 1/2 mile and parked

we did not want to carry all the chairs and coolers

Gerhard walking the beach
Jennie – who loves the beach – mesmerized by the waves.

We spent a couple hours – sitting – walking – sipping some drinks

The weather was warm – 78 degrees – the water 75 degrees!

Castles in the sand left by someone
Hundreds of birds

This is North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

and is really wide when the tide goes out!

It got a wee bit cloudy – enough to cut the sun bearing down on you!

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Paps’ World – Local on the Water – great views & Reviews!

Sherry and her sister searched the internet

for a place to eat lunch with a view.

And – just a couple miles away

they found LOCAL ON THE WATER!

The front of the building
A view of the side of the building with another outside bar.
And one of the reasons we selected – the VIEW!
And the second reason – four star menu!

We did not know this existed so close to where we are living!

It is only 11 streets away on the inter coastal waterway.

We wanted a view and we got one!

We asked to be seated as far away from the main area and still have a view!

Sherry – watching the boat traffic on the ICW!

Now – this place was very large – multiple levels and rooms

I saw two stages for music and four different bars.

Our seats were by ourselves for the most part.

The lunch crowd had just begun.

Several unique area’s for their late night action!

I asked how busy they were and she replied

on the weekend very busy at night.

So – so during the week

but lunch was popular and the place big enough

to allow social distancing!

Many areas for entertainment
Sherry and her sister Debbie

We ended up with a very good lunch

we all had different salads

I had the AHI TUNA!

Debbie the Cobb and Sherry the Pear!

One of our views!
Another view
Another view at one of the bars

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North Myrtle Beach S.C.

The corn hole game in the sand

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Papa’s World – sister – beach –

Sherry’s sister Debbie – came for a visit – 5 days four nights.

Debbie

We will be here a total of five months –

Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach

and she would be our first visitor.

We spent three days either sitting – walking or both

on the beach!

Watching fishermen catching sand shark and two rays!
One of the two rays caught
This fisherman would wade through the surf – going way out and then casting his line!
The beach is very wide here even during high tide!

We would go to the beach around 3 PM. and stay a couple hours.

Walking in the surf and watching all the locals.

The water was around 74 degrees.

And the weather beautiful at 82 degrees!

Sometimes we would walk down –

if we had no chairs –

other times we would drive down and park

carrying everything in the trunk

There are

Jhonny on the spots

And showers to wash off the sand at almost every parking lot!

Sherry doing her network business from the beach!

In all – we really like this beach here – it is quiet – wide and clean.

Debbie had a great time – walking – sitting and just relaxing.

Papa and Sherry – ” Beaching it”!

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Papa’s World – golfing at Sandpiper Bay – dinner at Clark’s!

Buck ready to tee it off!

Our friends – Cindy and Buck

live about 40 miles from where we are staying.

And – for 25 years or so

have been coming to this area to play golf.

Buck told me he has played

on 85 different courses here in that time!

Cindy ripping a shot down the middle
Sherry hitting her second shot down the middle

We play a game every time we golf together

recently it has been guys vs girls!

And – I say no strokes

because it always ends up 1 or 2 strokes either way.

They both are always in the middle!

Buck goes first and depending where he goes – is what I do next.
With me – I never know – left – middle or right

Try as I might – it is a guess where I end up.

But – we always have fun – chirping back and forth Cindy and I!

I say NO STROKES – she says YES STROKES!

Last two times out – they have beaten us by 3 and then 2 strokes!

On the first one we gave strokes ( 3)

and the second time here – zero strokes.

They are just too good and never in trouble.

Always in the middle on every shot!

Down the middle!
Ended up on the green!

In a few weeks – our other friends will be joining us

and we once again will play girls vs. the guys.

The Browns – the McBrides and us.

Buck and Cindy at dinner at Clark’s

After golf at Sandpiper Bay – we met Sherry’s sister Debby

who drove down to spend 4 or 5 days with us.

We had dinner sitting outside by the marina

A view of the boats
Harbor dining

We had a excellent dinner

recapping stories since it has been a while since they have seen her sister.

Sherry Papa Buck Cindy Debby

It was the perfect end to a great day!

We lost – they won –

and until we play again

I always enjoy this – NO STROKES – laughing!

Papa Cindy Sherry Buck

They are just too good!

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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 – 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 – when you get excited – see some Jimmy Buffet – relax – it will be OK!

We had been touring – listening to advice from friends

strangers – and our landlord!

We were visiting different housing neighborhoods

and came across one that we THOUGHT would be IT!

So much so that we actually had the salesman contact his manager.

Could we purchase the lot next to the model

which currently was a parking lot for the model

and place the exact home on that lot

facing the big water view pond

for the exact price of the model?

Well – we left with a package and a wait for a answer.

We were six miles from Broadway on the beach

which meant 7 miles and 15 minutes to the Ocean and beach.

Exactly what we were looking for!

And it would be a brand new home – not to big –

but – as we drove away – it was five miles to a store for food!

A perfect storm so to speak – but a little far to go and buy bread with traffic.

However – it was enticing and more so when we got the email.

“YES” was the answer and they discounted that lot by $5000.00!

Then – we heard JIMMY sing – about the HURRICANE

and this HURRICANE started to rain

into that MARGARITA GLASS

and the whole place sang along!

But the rest of the email read-

“CLOSING WOULD BE JUNE OR JULY”!

8 or 9 months away!

We listened to the song and reflected on our choice

it was there but a little out of reach.

We decided there listening to Jimmy Buffet

calm down – enjoy the journey

for we have only just begun.

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Papas World – we have discussed this for 6 years!

Two months ago – we called a friend –

She sells houses – and we wanted to hear what she had to say!

First – how is the market – ” STRONG SHE SAID”!

Only 8 homes listed in your price range

and 28 people looking!

Then – she looked around – at all the upgrades!

And gave us a quote – estimate –

So – we decided to start cleaning out – “STUFF”!

Even if we were to stay – we had to get rid of “STUFF”!

Three weeks ago – we decided now or never!

WE LOVE OUR HOUSE – OUR LOCATION!

Her parents had said the same thing all those years ago.

But – then it was too late – her father passed in 2001

and their dream never became real.

We called the lady – we will be ready in three weeks.

How is the market?

Still strong and the estimate went up!

We notified our friends and they were happy.

Come – live by us!

I called my sons and told them.

Sherry told the girls and grand kids!

We set the wheels in motion.

Trip after trip – Salvation army – Project Hope

Secure a storage locker

Start selling items on THE BRAMBLETON MARKET PLACE!

Pictures of the outside already taken

Now tonight – at 6PM.

They come to take pictures of the inside

The sign has been ordered

We told a few neighbors

everything is downsized as far as we can go now.

We want to sell as much as we can

And then – stay with the kids

until we find a furnished place to rent

We will not buy right away

We plan the Winter to be somewhere in Florida

But – we have options

We are going to take our time

WE WILL MISS OUR HOME OF ALMOST 14 YEARS!

IT IS TIME

I WANNA GET LOST IN YOUR ROCK AND ROLL

AND DRIFT AWAY

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AND FREE MY SOUL

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