Papa’s World – Golfing – ICW – Good Times – Friends!

We play scrambles with other couples – friends – guys vs. gals!

You take the total of your 18-hole score – then you get deducted one stroke for every par the other team made – and two strokes for a birdie and so forth.

Surprising – most scores then come down to one or two strokes – or even.

Buck Dottie Cindy Jim Papa Sherry – all these years friends.

We have tried other ways – giving and taking strokes – handicaps, etc.

And it all is in fun – but I will tell you – we tied the first nine and the guys won the second nine by one stroke while carding a 35!

THEY ARE THAT GOOD!

OH YEAH – I KNOW THE LAST ONE SO WELL!
DOTTIE

CINDY

SHERRY

Friends are priceless – all these years – song on 40-plus years.

We later went on the ICW on a pontoon boat – cruising up and down – a few drinks –

a lot of laughs and some singing.

Papa and Cindy – on the ICW – OIB to Holden Beach back to Sunset Beach and then OIB!

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DOTTIE SHERRY CINDY

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Papa’s World – when friends come together!

This time it was our home for one day and a day on the ICW – and then golfing.

We gathered at our home for an overnight – then on to Magnolia Greens to the McBrides for three nights.

Last two years we made the trip to WNY to stay with our friends back home.

We golfed on Friday – then picked up our WNY friends at the airport. Golfing is always a competition –

ladies vs. men!

And it is always too close to call after 18 holes!

The airport run was made and we moved to the McBrides just outside Leland, N.C.

We rehashed old times – had a few drinks – listened

to music and the next morning drove back to OIB to show our friends from WNY our home.

Later – we all went to OIB Fish Company to depart on an afternoon pontoon boat ride.

Papa shedding his shorts for swimming trunks – a good thing because of all the boat traffic – we hit waves that washed up and over us – getting wet was part of the fun and cool off!

This day it was a swimsuit!
Papa and Sherry – Jim and I traded off on steering the boat.

Jimmy steering the boat.

We were out there for four hours – going North to Holden Beach and then back South to Sunset Beach before returning to OIB!

Nature’s resources on the ICW – are awesome!

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PAPA’S WORLD – when friends come together – boating the ICW!

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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.

PAPA’S WORLD – FUN TIMES – OLD FRIENDS – GETTING TOGETHER!

Papa’s World – lunch on the waterfront in Southport, N.C.

Sherry and Papa having lunch on the waterfront!

We went to Southport, N.C. before going to Caswell Beach on Oak Island – to meet friends!

We wanted to explore it a little bit more the Southport area!

What we found was the waterfront with all these places to eat and sit and watch the boats go by!

There were a lot of boats going by!

We had the best view while having lunch – and this bay is very wide – a warm breeze – a drink –

living life to the plus in retirement in N.C.

Island in the distance – boat going by.
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LUNCH ON THE WATERFRONT – SOUTHPORT, N.C.

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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A view of the boat dock and the area below where we sat!
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Papa,s World – a visit to River-walk in Conway S.C. – water so black !

Entrance to River-walk in Conway S.C.

Sherry has a friend from back in NVA who also owns a home just outside Conway.

She told us we had to visit this town as it has large living Oak trees

and a historic part with a River-Walk!

The walk is along this river – known local as THE BLACK RIVER!
While these pictures do not show just how black this water is – you could see nothing!

I tried to see into the water – but it was black!

I guess there is a chemical released from the Cypress trees that line the banks –

that leaches into the water – turning it a almost black color!

It just gave me the creeps not knowing what or if anything is in there!

The trees and bushes were really beautiful as was the new walk way!

From all the rain they had – flooding of the River-Walk!
A portion of the walk was under water – making it so we had to find a way around it!
Geese swimming in parts of the park under water! You can see the water mark on the base of the trees!

We also came across a marina – with docks and boats – this area seemed to me – to be like a campground for boats! There were a number of boats with people living on them and they looked to be in pretty rough shape! I would not want to take them out onto the river. There was bathrooms here so I assume the people used them to bath etc.

These are some of the better looking ones – some were decorated outside for Christmas – others had lawn chairs and some had just things laying around!

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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!

You could also rent boats here –

and they were very friendly!

The parking fills up fast –

so plan your trip here

and if it is full –

well you can wait for parking!

SNOOKY’S – a local favorite

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Papas World – staying with our daughter – 4th of July

I am glad I had my HIPPIE YEARS all those years ago! YIKES!

All those years later – we have sold our home

and are spending time back and forth between our daughters homes.

Here – we are at Debby and Mikes at Lake Holiday – Cross Junction.

We have come for the 4th. of July – and the fireworks on the lake

at a friends of theirs dock!

Sarah

We have been coming here for the past 14 years to be with them

The three oldest grand daughters!

The friends boat and dock
Debby with the girls out in the water
Debby and Sherry
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The peaceful setting – ducks on the water – speed boats –

and pontoon boats pulling tubes and skiers.

fire works at dusk
all the boaters gathered at the marina

We had a excellent view – and had watched the boats headed to the marina.

Observing is my nature – I like to watch – listen –

and I as I get older – I am learning –

looking and feeling the vibes of others.

Ella relaxing
the moon casting light for the boats to navigate
Sarah
Fireworks on Lake Holiday

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Life with Debby and Mikes family
Lake Holiday – Cross Junction Va.
The three oldest grand daughters
The Myers
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Papa’s World – Cross Junction Lake Holiday – Va.

There is a place in the quiet countryside of Va.

A place on route 522 –

South of Berkley Springs –

North of Winchester Va.

Lake Holiday –

GOOD MORNING

Our daughter and family have called this home for thirteen years !

We actually had a house built there

but sold it –

as it would of been too far to drive !

Lake Holiday and dam

The lake itself is not huge – around 227 acres –

But it does have three beaches –

with WHITE SAND !

Most boats you see are Pontoon boats –

But power boats are also there.

Power boat towing

There is a very large clubhouse and also a Marina –

Where there is a waiting list for slips.

Beach Two

There are several sand volleyball courts on the two main beaches –

The third beach is somewhat secluded

and used mostly to set off fireworks – fishing –

or a destination spot for boats to anchor and swimming.

Beach one

Beach one is the main expanse of beach –

All events are held there and at the clubhouse-

which has a huge outside deck wrapping around it.

It covers underneath it for events in case of rain

and the boat marina is right there also.

Beach one looking toward the dam

There are hundreds of houses situated all around the lake

And at one time had a 18 hole golf course

where a host of homes still exist on the open fairways.

Almost all the streets are named in connection with the course.

Beach two

Beach Two contains camp grounds – play ground – volleyball court.

And is much more quiet and a place to dock up to three boats

On a floating dock system.

Swimming area
beach two

A no wake zone for all the beaches and coves exists

And the entire lake is protected by a security force.

There is a guard shack with gate lifts that you must stop and be checked out

You have to provide ID and must be called in by a owner

in order to be admitted

The entire area is monitored 24 / 7 365 days a year.

Beach tow with floating boat slip and dock

All in all – it is a very nice quiet community –

when lakefront homes do come up for sale

They generally go very fast.

There still are homes being built although most are off the lake.

Beach three side is mostly undeveloped –

Mainly because no infrastructure exits on that side of the lake.

Although you can purchase lots –

people then build decks – docks and use it to dock their boats.

Fall along the lake

This is a four season area in the Shenandoah Mountains

Although most Winters it does not freeze entirely.

This is a little bit about a quiet place

A place we have been visiting for thirteen years

Where our three oldest grand daughters live

LAKE HOLIDAY – CROSS JUNCTION – Va.

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