Papa’s World – back home now is Ocean Keyes – beach – S.C.

Papa – walking the beach – after spending Christmas in NVA!

When we moved 21 years ago – from Western New York –

to Northern Va. my thought was we are now in the South!

We actually picked up another four to six weeks of better weather

on either side of winter!

We liked the area – going into Washington DC on a regular basis.

We purchase three homes while there – two that we actually built.

We had most of our family follow us there.

But – it still got cold and three times –

an accumulation of snow greater than in all the 50 years we lived in the snow belt!

You can change your looks – but mother nature does what it wants to do!
Although I am not going into the water – 2 days before New Years eve – people in the water on North Myrtle Beach!

Now – we are calling this home until our home we are building if finished

some time in the next 4 to 6 months!

The first thing we did the next day after returning HOME – was do our walk on the beach!

Home has a different meaning now – and we have become comfortable now here.

Enough that when you have that yearning to go back home

visions of what awaits you run through your mind!

We both have always been drawn to the surf – beach – water and sand.

While dating almost 40 years ago – we spent a week in the outer banks

with my brother and some of his friends.

That is when our bond for the ocean became a fixed state in our minds.

Our Vacations revolved around different trips with our children

to beaches up and down the East coast!

It was a fun time in our early life together – the kids remember and have carried on the tradition of beach vacations!
Sherry – walking while running her internet – network marketing business – http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Home is where the heart is – and while we could not find a home here –

we are building one close – 14 miles away at another beach address –

OCEAN ISLE BEACH in North Carolina!

It is a 30 minute drive North of here – so we can often come back to walk!

There are two beaches there within 4 to 6 miles –

Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach!

Home is where your heart is – and now our hearts are in the deeper South!

Where warm is Sun – no snow – ice – and 50 plus degrees every day!

The call of the beach – our hearts are here!

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Papa’s World – Living our dreams to the plus – one day at a time!

I have been fascinated by the beach – sand – surf and the waves my entire life!

When we were firs married – we went to the beach in the Outer Banks.

Our goal each year was to take the kids to the beach for vacation.

I always dreamed of one day – to somehow work close to the beach –

I would always say ” I am going to sell hot dogs on the beach – just so I could be there”!

Papa and Sherry ( MorMor) Swedish for MothersMother!

Today – everyday where we are –

we are living that dream.

We sold our home back in NVA.

Along with most furniture

and are renting a condo in Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach S.C.

And we walk 1/2 mile through the gated community – to the beach!

Cold weather – I was like this – warm walking weather – I am ready to go!

Anything in the Sun – mid 40’s to mid 50’s and no wind – I am for it!

But – snow – wind – ice (slip and fall) I am out of there!

We searched and searched – condo’s – homes – rentals – different areas until we realized – it was equal to just build what we want!

So – we pulled the trigger – after we said to ourselves – we do not want to renovate at our age.

We want to live our remaining lives while we can –

playing golf – exploring and walking the beaches!

When we went back home for Christmas – we had our plans and showed the kids. We were ready to go – waiting for the start date!

We made our selections before Thanksgiving – the paper work was done –

The deposit made – banking finalized –

And when we returned from NVA –

We went to the lot –

THE FORMS WERE IN TO POUR THE FOUNDATION!

Our dream is about to take place.

We have found our shopping stores – and are exploring the area –

Golfing is everywhere and the beach is four miles away!

We are on the mainland and cross the ICW to get to the beach.

Now – we will wait to get a close date-

we have to buy furniture and move from storage what we have left.

Our dream is about to become a reality – walking the beach – warm weather –

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our 2020 has been stressful with the Pandemic

our lives are changed and social distancing the norm.

But – our dream continues on –

Papa’s World

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Sherry and Papa – living our dream life to the plus one day at a time.

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Papa’s World – Sunset Beach – Ocean Isles Beach – morning walk!

Good day – our mornings start off like this!

It has only rained one time in the 25 days

we have been here!

We DO NOT watch the NEWS!

But I do get on the scale every day!

We decided to take a little trip

as two beaches were not that far away!

The first was SUNSET BEACH – NC.

And here we are driving over the causeway!

Looking North on Sunset Beach
Looking South on Sunset Beach

This beach a few years ago –

was voted one of the top beaches in the country.

And – judging by the number of people here

in the off season – I can see why.

This entrance had bathrooms – water to wash off

and looked really inviting.

Selfie at SUNSET BEACH!

But since this was a day trip

we only stopped to check it out

parking in the Summer might be a problem as well as traffic!

Time to reflect – time to look around – our dream is real!

On to our next beach destination

OCEAN ISLES BEACH N.C.

This area is a target of where we might end up!

It is only 40 minutes to our friends house in Magnolia Greens

and right in the heart of so many fine golf courses!

Plus in 30 minutes or less

we are right back in North Myrtle Beach!

Over the causeway to Ocean Isles Beach

largely a residential beach

buy what you want BEFORE you cross the causeway!

But – I like this area better than Sunset Beach!

Looking North along the beach

no where as crowded in the off season as Sunset Beach!

Looking South along the beach

and the sand is not hot on your feet!

There might also be a problem in parking as I noticed few lots

but parking was encouraged to park off the road

but alongside of the road.

Public access was plentiful but not as nice as

Sunset beach – just paths between houses.

A cup of coffee – sitting on the beach

we will return here as it is peaceful

no high buildings

Bathrooms might be a problem!

Our early morning walk on North Myrtle Beach!

If we could find a place here – we would.

It is that nice.

We continue to look –

Rising early to see the sun

And then the beginning of our three mile walk on the beach

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Someday soon we will make a moonlit visit to the beach!

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Sherry – about to begin her walk – with her phone behind her back – doing her Network Marketing business as she walks – living the dream because of what she does!

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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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GIVE ME THE BEAT BOYS

AND FREE MY SOUL

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