Papa’s World – Smiles – Giggles and Humor!

A little humor to start your day!

I look each day for humor – and something to make me smile and which I think to share with others!

Always smiling – laughing and good thoughts to get you going each day!
And yes – for me there is some truth in this! LOL
So – if you feel down – sad and just need a pick-me-up – then come to Papa’s World!

The sunrises here with a smile – laugh and humor!
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Papa’s World – Goodmorning from Cameron Woods Community, OIB, N.C.

On our walk back to the house from taking care of two cute dogs while owners are away – SUNRISE!
And once again – a look to the East on the same walk!

It is so peaceful and quiet on the road in our development before all the workers arrive in front of Sherry!

Sherry – in our driveway after walking back!

If you want peaceful settings in the country – yet only four miles to the beach and six miles to the other-

than Cameron Woods Community – OIB – just might be where you want to look!

But look fast as only 35 to 40 homesites remain.

When completed – some 150 homes will be here – along four ponds – a walking trail and a beautiful community center.

Two to four miles to Food Lion – Publix and Lowes and several gas stations and bars and grills.

Four golf courses right across the road and summer live concerts live 3 or 4 days a week within 8 miles!

Our home!

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Papa’s World – Not goodbye – but until you return again – FAMILY!

Shawn and Trisha

Our family from WPA came to visit – driving some 16 hours – a very long trip!

First time for my two sons and their families to make the trip South.

Troy the eldest – Papa and Shawn the youngest.

We tried to work as much into the seven days as we could –

sometimes letting them go off on their own as we had other commitments

but we did sunrises and sunsets all together – beach time and places to eat out together.

Visiting the area and nature walks along with mini golf!

Andrea and Troy – selfie!

Our time together was priceless and I encouraged them to fly next time to be able to spend

more time on vacation and less time driving!

When we moved south to NVA in 1999 – they stayed in WPA for their families and jobs.

Relaxing on the mainland side of Sunset Beach in the park.

Our garage became a favorite place to meet and talk during rain and hot sunshine while at the house.

Shawn and Troy

Shawn runs his own Energy Auditing business contracting with major energy companies for the states of Pa. and firms from NYS. Troy works for and runs the insulation side of the business for Shawn and government and state programs for the elderly.

In the morning they left to drive back to WPA – not saying goodbye but until we meet again.

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Papa’s World – On the Groin at Ocean Isle Beach – SUNRISE by the rocks! With Troy and Andrea.

Good morning everyone, from OIB, N.C.

We moved South to the border of N.C. and S.C. where the temperature is more to my liking!

This morning – Sherry and I took my oldest son Troy and his partner Andrea to the East end

of OIB, by the break wall called the GROIN!

Sherry near the GROIN as we wait for the sunrise.

The GROIN was installed last winter to stop the beach erosion.

900 feet long straight out and into the ocean.

Made up of huge granite boulders weighing tons

and lifted by a big crane from beds of huge dump trucks and put in place to form a break wall to stop erosion.

Troy – Andrea and Sherry – waiting for the sunrise coming up over the horizon.

Andrea and Troy standing on the GROIN – hardly any folks about at this time of day.
Troy – giving a thumbs up for this site to watch the sunrise.
The start of the sunrise – a little bit of a breeze with a slight chill.
The GROIN on OIB with the sun peaking on the horizon.

Beyond this rock wall is a lagoon that at low tide turns into a huge tidal pool – only one to two feet deep!

Sunrise over the GROIN at OIB – beautiful – warms your heart!

Sherry – Andrea and Troy enjoying the sunrise – taking pictures and by this time a couple dozen other people had gathered!
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Papa and Sherry – Sunrise on the GROIN with Andrea and Troy at the GROIN on OIB, N.C.

Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – OIB – another beautiful start to the day!

Morning sunrise – quiet – white clouds – sun peeking through.

We do have fantastic sunrises and sunsets here.

We go to the end of the driveway – look right to the sunrise and then left to the sunset!

Looking West during sunrise – a reflection of the clouds!

It is a quiet neighborhood in this direction at the end of the road – a new phase of construction has begun.

They have already framed and enclosed some sixteen houses –

they have cleared additional lots and put in two new ponds!

A total of seventy-six more homes will be built back there.

The total of Cameron Woods would then be 170 plus homes and about forty-eight attached condos

at the entrance across the street!

A look South East toward the ocean.

We are four miles to the OIB and seven miles to Sunset Beach.

Over twenty golf courses are within fifteen minutes –

many of them twenty-seven holes.

Two of the many reasons we decided to build and live here.

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Papa’s World – SUNRISE at Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Good day everyone – my go-to when I arise and head for the front porch!

We live in a little community along the mainland of Ocean Isle Beach in N.C.

If you could walk to the beach straight East – it is two miles!

But since you can’t – driving is four miles and then over the causeway to OIB.

The causeway over the ICW to OIB.

But with my coffee pouring, I step out the back door and view the sky to the South East.

View to the S.E.

And then I turn slightly to the left toward the East – and this view I have almost every day!

The sun starting to rise in the East from our driveway!

It is so quiet and you hear the multitude of birds every morning calling and chirping.

It is this scene of my WHY for a front porch and a place to sit and sip my morning brew.

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Papa’s World – Sunset -Sunrise and the Tower Garden!

A look to the East at Sunset

From the end of our driveway – we can see both the Sunrise and the Sunset!

As the fall comes on and summer has ended – the Sun starts to move each day –

and in this picture – the sunrise is more to the right – in the fall it has moved to the left.

Turning around and facing the house – the Sunset in the West!

We came to view this lot at around 2:00 pm. on a sunny afternoon a year ago last October.

And we could see how the Sun would go across the lot

and knew we would have views of Sunrise and Sunset – we were hooked and the trees would remain.

Standing on our patio in the backyard – The trees and the Sunset.

Our view every night – Sunset in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

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Papa’s World – February – 77 degrees – BEACHING IT!

After a winter with rare snow and even rarer ice – 77 degrees and we headed for the beach!

We moved here – almost on the S.C. border – to have the weather we can walk in every day!

And we do that 90 % of the time – except when the wind is blowing!

YES – we are fair-weather walkers!

But then – it seems once a week – it is BEACH WEATHER!

And a few other people feel the same way!
For being off-season and not spring – locals hit the beach!
Sherry – chair – sand and the ocean – water – fishing boats – casino boat way out – life is good!
Spending quality time with neighborhood friends for a couple hours of beaching it!

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Papa’s World – Sunset in Cameron Woods.

View from our patio of the sunset

We are blessed in that we can see both the sunrise and sunset from our patio and driveway!

A cup of coffee for either one!

Our house sets so that we face North and South –

So the sun rises from the right as you stand on the front porch – and sets to the left as you stand there.

Sunset at the end of our driveway

We knew when we selected this lot – that this is what we would have as we stood in the road

before we put our down payment on the lot at 2:30 in the afternoon.

With the tree line in the back is protected and not cut down – this made shade for the back yard-

while the front porch all day long would have shade.

That is what I wanted most – a place to sit and talk to people as they walked by.

View at the sunset with the area for new construction cleared off.

The day we visited the model – this lot became available after someone withdrew their downpayment.

It was just meant to be as we had no idea what this development looked like –

and we had just been to visit a condo some 4 miles away.

Five minutes into the tour of the model – Sherry was sold!

And a plus was we were ten minutes to the sand and water!

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods Community – sunsets – turkeys – neighbors – a place we love.

Welcome to CAMERON WOODS – OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. 28469

Sitting off Old Georgetown road – just past the back entrance to Ocean Ridge Plantation –

sits a brand new community – about four years old.

Amongst the tall N.C. pine trees and the live oaks.

It is a gated community – and will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 homes when completed.

The last phase is set to be started with the roads and infrastructure have been completed in half of it.

Sunset in Cameron Woods from our back patio.

Beyond these woods will be the final construction – there are no roads in there yet except one access road – and a very large pond – although all the trees have been cleared.

To the right of this – that section has paved roads and infrastructure!

It is to the far right that the roads are in – and another beautiful sunset!

We are getting to know the neighbors – as they move in.

Our close friends Steve and Diane are actually from back in WNY and know our old stomping

grounds there.

We have abundant wildlife here – turkeys – deer – raccoons – gators – and some say a bobcat.
It is at the end of this street where the final phase of construction is!

If the sky is somewhat clear – and most times it is – we can see the sunset from the end of the driveway

to the back patio each night – and then do stargazing – as the view is clear.

View of the beginning of sunset over our home.

In the mornings from the opposite view here – we see the sunrises!

So we have the perfect sunrise and sunsets each day and night!

SUNSET FROM OUR FRONT EDGE OF THE DRIVEWAY!

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CAMERON WOODS – OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C.

Four plus miles to OIB and seven-plus miles to SUNSET BEACH!

SHALLOTTE seven miles away and CALABASH six miles away.

Right in the middle of over 20 golf courses.

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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.

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Papa’s World – sunsets in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

We are so fortunate – not only do we get beautiful sun rises – but the sunsets at night are just as beautiful!

Because we are on a major curve to the ocean – if you look at a global map – from below Myrtle Beach up to Wilmington N.C. – we are constanlty getting clouds and winds from the ocean – coming in from the sunrises and then at night coming in from the sunsets.

They say because of that curve – hurricanes usually by pass this area and head for the tip of Wilmington and then onto the outer banks!

Now – if there is a high pressure off shore -then that will direct the storm into the mainland – but that does not happen often.

Beautiful sky from the west.

And the lightening storms mostly come from over the ocean some three miles away! Thunder and rain!

Never tried this but think it to be funny!!! Might be my go to in the store next time! LOL!

With the sunset behind us – the ocean clouds in front of us!
The ocean clouds to the East – our neighbors house who has not closed – and the last foundation close to us.

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Papa’s World – a morning in the new neighborhood – Cameron Woods.

Morning starts for me with that fresh cup of coffee.

Each morning – as the dawn lights the sky – I tend to wander outside to the driveway – and look both East and West.

The Sun rising – clouds from the ocean – racing across the sky.

And when I trun around – the West sky comes into view.

Again – the clouds coming in from the NW from the Ocean – racing across the sky.

We get both views from the front of the house – it is quiet until the workers start showing up.

Beyond this view is where the new phase is being developed with infrastructure.

Once it is completed on our side – there will be no more constuction noises from this neighborhood.

The contrast at dawn is beautiful.

We walk in late afternoon here – after most have left.

The pond is in this direction and has a resident gator.

Looking toward the back yard – someday I would like to put a outdoor shower along this side of the house.

A place for the little ones and company to wash the sand off – most likely toward the back.

Looking East over the next door house – clouds from the ocean rolling across the sky.

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Paps’ World – the beginnings of a new day and later with friends at Lulu’s!

Even though we are surrounded by construction on new builds – my view each morning begins sometimes with the sun peaking through the clouds – the Ocean is but 3 miles away in that direction.
Welcome to Papa’s World and another day in my life.

This day we would later meet up with friends – for we had tickets at the Albama Theater in Barefoot landing –

To see the MOTOWN review straight from Broadway.

But first – I sit on my front porch every early morning – waiting for the sun to peak over the tree line.

The early morning is my favorite part of the day – has been my entire life.

When I was growing up and my brother left for college – I moved into his bedroom at the front of the house –

which faced East – every morning I would be awake listening to the birds chirping and then the sun coming through the two front windows of that bedroom.

In all my years since then – I have never lost that feeling of the dawning of a new day!

Sunrise at the new house in Cameron Woods – Ocean Ridge – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.
But we had a show to see and first a meet up at LULU’S In Barefoot Landing with friends!
We have known them for over 35 years being neighbors before they moved to the Willmiington N.C. area.

Buck and Cindy – who now live about 40 minutes away in Magnolia Greens just outside of Leland.

We try to get together once a week to either golf or go to dinner or to a theater.

Sometimes we or they get busy and then it is several weeks before we golf!

We plan major trips every couple years – the last one was North California and Reno –

which we took ten days and traveled some 1400 miles covering the entire portion of the state near Sacremento.

We have been to Oahu – Spain – Gilbraltor and Morroco –

We have covered Mass. and Maine –

We did the wine country in Canada and Niagra falls –

a golfing vacation back home in NWPA and WNY!

We are in discussions now of a trip next year but have to wait and see how the year proceeds with Covid.

Sherry and Papa – Cindy and Buck – laughter is never not a option.

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It all started with a early morning sunrise!
Sipping my coffee on the front porch!

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Papa’s World – on the Autumn of life – SUNRISES – living life – part one!

We are in the Autumn of life – but a life we choose – living life to the plus – one day at a time!

We have had many adventures throughout the 40 years plus we have been together.

Soon – on 6-25-21 it will be year number 39 of marriage – plus 1 1/2 years before that!

We have lived in five different houses that we owned –

Plus a condo we have leased for nine months –

and soon to be house number six in Cameron Woods – Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.

We have lived in Pa. NYS. Va. S.C. and in the new home in N.C.

All in all – every day is a new way to celebrate life – positive thoughts – challenges and moving on together!
Soon it will be here – the new home we are having built – we started out just wanting to see where we would end up – and soon it was seen that buying would not work – too much to change so we decided to build and let our lives adapt to the new future.
First – in our lives are friends – family and new people we have met and a new home church.

Each morning while sipping coffee – I marvel just how far in these 39 years we have come.

The road was not easy those early years – we had nothing but each other and kids – from two separate marriages.

Combining to sets of children – with hardly any money.

But – we made it work and pushed on.

Today we are here in our happy place – together on a new adventure – holding onto our dreams.

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Papa’s World – on the Autumn of Life – sunrises – family – Part Two !

It never gets old – every morning is different – as are the nights – I will miss this view in a few short days!

Our Condo in Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach – found simply by accident – and now almost nine months later –

We will move out and into our new home – if the closing is on time!

But – here is what we look at each morning – the lake – the wild fowl – the houses – the fountains – trees –

I love the rees!

And family – little ones climbing trees!

All or most of the family has come down – Mike and Maddy have not made it here.

The little ones love to explore – play on the playground at Barefoot Landing.

Family is really important to us – and keeping the time to get here manageable!

In our new home it will be six hours for one family and almost seven hours for the other.

They can drive in one day and be here early enough to enjoy!

Family time – beach – exploring – warm weather – new home – new neighborhood.

The Myers family – our oldest daughter and the oldest granddaughters – Debby – Ella – Mike – Papa – Sherry – Sarah and Maddy – our first granddaughter – Ella was second and then Sarah.
Ella a senior – next fall – enroll at Randolph College – will play soccer – her H.S,. is undefeated and about to enter states.
Sarah – in the middle of Taylor and Cassidy – Sarah is the youngest in her family –

Sarah wants to act – design – fashion – dance – no sports for her – although I secretly believe she would be awesome – still growing – Ella at 5′ 81/2 ” – I think she will be taller – and Taylor will be tallest of all – only 10 years old!

Maddy – oldest grand child with the youngest grand child – Bode – only boy – Maddy is going into her third year of college at the University of Lynchburg where she also plays soccer – carrying a 3.85 GPA!
Mike – PHYS ED. teacher – Ella – Debby – QNMD for The Juice Plus Company.

Family means a great deal to us – even though we are down here – they have visited and we have gone home several times – staying in each family homes with them.

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