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.

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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 – Pelicans – sky – just a quiet evening at sunset beach pier!

View looking SW from the pier at Sunset Beach, N.C.

We decided after dinner to drive over the causeway to Sunset Beach –

park and then I had a beer and Sherry had unsweet ice tea –

paid our dollars and walked out onto the pier!

Soon a “V” formation of Pelicans flew overhead – and then another and another!

Pelicans flying with the West sunset.
The waves coming in and the sound they carry!
The calm of the evening – be patient – love – smile – be kind – make a better world.

A quiet evening on the pier – people fishing – people strolling and taking pictures –

surf – sand, and water –

a time to reflect on one’s self!

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Papa’s World – Sunset at SUNSET BEACH Pier with family – from NWPA!

Looking NE on Sunset Beach – the reflection from the setting sun in the West.

Our family from NWPA drove 14 1/2 hours to be with us for one week – and the first night –

we took them to Sunset Beach to the pier – to experience the famous Sunset Beach – sunset!

My youngest son – Shawn and myself standing on the pier.
Sherry and Shawn’s step daughter Autumn on sunset beach pier.

The air was warm as was the water at 80 degrees.

Many people come here to fish until midnight when the pier closes.

Family is very important to us – and while they live far away – they remain in our hearts.

Papa – my oldest son Troy and Andrea – Sherry and Trisha and Shawn with Autumn.

THE SUNSET at Sunset Beach, N.C. frfom the pier.

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Papa’s World – Sherry and I spending time with my sons and their loved ones!

The first time they have come South to visit from WPA!

We have been planning this for months – both sons will visit at the same time with their loved ones!

Papa – Troy the oldest – Andrea his partner – Sherry – Trisha and Shawn my youngest and his stepdaughter Autumn on the pier at Sunset Beach.

We moved South to NVA in 1999 – both boys stayed in NWPA.

They still work and live there.

It took them 14 1/2 hours to drive down to our new home in Cameron Woods, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Andrea – Troy, and Sherry – on the pier at Sunset Beach, N.C.

They spent a whole week with us – beach time – exploring nature walks – Boardwalk On The Beach and

Barefoot Landing.

Holden Beach – Mary Gone Wild – Calabash waterfront – North Myrtle Beach –

Free open-air concert – Mini Golf – plus many laughs and a few drinks!

Trisha – Autumn, and Shawn at Sunset Beach pier.

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Shawn – Autumn – Andrea and Troy – pier at Sunset Beach.

Trisha and Sherry – pier at Sunset Beach.
YEP – this is ME! LOL

My youngest son – Shawn and Papa.

Andrea and Troy Sunset Beach pier!

Troy Sherry Andrea

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Papa’s World – Belief in Humanity – Kindness – Family – Friends – Church and Country.

To share my life experience – good thoughts – humor – the purpose of my blogs.
The news of today is full of sorrow – come to my blog to refresh your thoughts.
The peace and tranquility of a morning walk on the beach – my wife Sherry.

Smile when walking past another person – make their day.

This is a happy place – thanks for reading.

My blog is dedicated to all that is family – love and to promoting the good things in life.

I share with you those things daily – my hope is you look forward each day to seeing and reading it.

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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 – this site – kindness – good thoughts – trying to make a difference.

Make a difference in people’s lives – share gratitude – be an example.

My daily life on social media is to bring smiles – happy thoughts – good deeds – sharing thoughts – being a good person.

The news is filled with sorrow – hate – negative words – death and destruction.

Political discourse – friend against a friend – family against family.

Split down the middle and agitated with a false narrative.

Actions from adults are mirrored by a child – words from adults are heard by children and repeated.

Our actions as adults form the life of a child – repeating endless history through time.

The world needs us as adults to be the eyes of a child.

We form our children – we protect them yet they see our actions and imitate them for the worse not the better.

I try with my blogs and with my social media each and every day to spread love- kindness – happy thoughts –

family – friends – church – smiles – and positivity toward the human race in general.

In the sunset of my life – seeing the good – and giving what we can.

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Papa’s World – ladies of Papa’s World – I am so lucky!

Debby Sherry Tammy – my world of ladies!

For forty-two years – forty married – they have been my life!

While I am their stepdad – they are like my own –

I am the luckiest man in the world.

Tammy and her family – the LITTLE ONES I call them.

They call me PAPA – and it is like a badge of honor to me.

They hug me goodnight when we stay with them – Bode gets up in the morning and the first thing he does

comes down the stairs to our bedroom – and usually, I am blogging –

He runs up to me and throws his arms around my neck –

” I LOVE YOU PAPA”!

The day we were married – 6-25-1982

We combined two families – four very young kids – and started the next forty years together.

Debby and her family

Debby was eight going on nine when Sherry and I married – we were engaged for one year prior

and dated one year prior to that.

My three oldest granddaughters – Sarah – Maddy – Ella

The three of them – laughing – giggling – so full of life – love them – proud of each of them.

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Papa’s World – A day to smile – from PAPA!

Start your day with a little smile!

The innocence of a child – brings a smile to your face!

Mine will be BEER TASTING!

WISE THOUGHTS! SMILE!

Keep a loved one close!
Laugh a little each and every morning and throughout the day!

KEEP A SENSE OF HUMOR!

Look for the fun things in life – it helps to keep you young!

I hope this brings a little smile to you today – a beginning of a good day and perhaps an up moment to a bad day.

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Papa’s World – And on the twelfth day – the parents picked them up!

Bode – Cassidy – Taylor and their MorMor – on the waterfront at Oyster Rock.

TWELVE DAYS of non-stop activity – crossing off all that was on the list plus whatever we added!

Ferry rides – Fort Fisher – aquarium – scavenger hunt – arts and crafts at the park – Wonder Works in Boardwalk on the Beach – Lulu’s and playground at Barefoot Landing – Plus Bullys for lunch –

Then there were go-carts – mini golf – beach time – tidal pool – fireworks – golf cart parade – walking and riding bikes – crafts at home – IPAD time –

There was more – twelve days worth – and yes we were exhausted – but even now we miss them.

Marcus – Taylor – Cassidy – Tammy and Bode – were happy to see them.

The parents came for overnight and then headed to Topsail Beach for vacation with Marcus’s family.

The kids were excited as they would see their cousins and grandparents.

Taylor and her MorMor( Sherry) yes – she is tall – eleven years old – and we have two more who are taller than Sherry – her cousins Ella and Sarah!

It was a full twelve days of non-stop going – playing – creating – laughing – and they were so good!

Taylor – Bode – Cassidy – so long – until next summer – but we will see them often in the next 12 months!

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Papa’s World – the parents are on their way – last morning with the grandkids – THE PIER!

A painting at the entrance to Sunset Beach Pier.

This was drawn and painted by one of the employees who work at the pier!

The morning – first a beach walk – then two mazes for the kids to work their way out –

and then to the pier to have ice cream before their parents get there from NVA!

View from the pier and in the middle is the MAZE with people walking through it!

Day twelve of having grandkids staying with us!

We were so busy – ferry rides – mazes – aquarium – Boardwalk on the Beach – Barefoot Landing –

Mini golf – beach days – go- carts – music festival – arts and crafts – playgrounds – scavenger hunt –

Fourth of July golf cart parade – fireworks – eating out for lunch and dinners!

Walking – bikes – hoverboards – monopoly (Brunswick)- games – drawing –

Huge tidal pool – riding the waves – sunset slushes and more.

Showing them to be grateful – showing them sharing – just showing them life with MORMOR and PAPA!

Twelfth day – ice cream on Sunset Beach Pier – Cassidy – Bode – MORMOR and Taylor!

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The end of twelve days with the grandkids – Sunset Beach Pier – until next summer!

Papa’s World – walking the Sunset Beach and the amazing MAZES!

The MAZE on the beach between 12th. and 13th. street

Now we have found out there are two different men who are drawing MAZES on the beach!

And both are done with just a special shovel – and that is it!

This fellow I think has been doing it for years and years – although we have never seen him!

He has a Facebook page and now does it in memory of his wife who passed away.

According to a newspaper article – he does this with only a shovel and in his mind –

he draws them – starting in the middle and working out.

His wife would accompany him and test them out to make sure they were right.

I guess he may even do special requests!!!!

Sherry standing next to a huge beach chair with the name MAZEMATICIAN on it!

Now – we have discovered a second man who draws his MAZES on the beach by the third street beach access.

This is the man and his shovel talking to another man.

The grandkids loved both of them – if you take the grandkids to the beach –

this will keep them entertained for a long time! LOL

Sherry – Taylor to the far left and Bode and Cassidy to the right!

His MAZES seem to be larger – I watched him and he would go into the maze and do some patch-up work with the shovel.

The MAZE on the third street entrance.

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Papa’s World – Grandkids list – busy times!

No need for this with these three – they are always busy!

When they are home – it is outside they go – playing with friends – riding bikes!

So – before they came to visit for twelve days – we asked them to think about what they wanted to do!

And they came up with a list for each one to do and day by day we crossed those items off –

somedays more than one!

Beach days were our sort of down days – and usually in afternoons – here we are in a tidal pool on OIB – the water was warm and they loved it!
THE LIST!!!!!

I still can not believe we did all of this – each day we added and crossed off – one by one.

And yes – by the end we were exhausted – but it was a good feeling and now –

They are gone and I wish they were back.

The grandkids – Taylor – Cassidy and Bode – “PAPA – WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT”?
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Papa’s World – Spending time with the little ones!

These three are like this at home – they are outside all day long!
Taylor – Bode, and Cassidy – are our youngest grandchildren.

You should see the LIST – things that they wanted to do and wrote down!

We have one more to do – tomorrow – MINI GOLF!

Bode has wanted to play mini-golf on this one course in North Myrtle Beach

since we have been down here for two years!

The one that has the Airplane and Helicoper!

Bode Cassidy Taylor
It has been a busy TEN DAYS, to say the least! LOL

And the crafts they have done and completed – hours and hours of doing them!

Bode and Cassidy – once in the water they are still there hours later!

We have been going to the beach every other day, mostly in late afternoons or early evenings.

That way – they will not get sunburned and they are now so tanned!

The sun sets on another adventure day.

Having them here has been a joy – it will be twelve days total and their parents will pick them up.

Excitement – laughter – and some groans – but all in all – they have been very good.

Cassidy – Taylor and Bode

Last year it was one week – this year twelve days – and we have done a lot in those times!

“PAPA – MORMOR – WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT”?

I am going to miss them when they leave but will see them in a couple weeks –

they are going with their parents for an additional week on the beach at Topsail, N.C.

Then home and for two weeks will practice with a professional crew from California

in the musical LION KING!

We are going home to watch them.

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Papa’s World – The amazing MAZE on Sunset Beach!

Sherry – Cassidy – Taylor and Bode trying to solve the MAZE on the beach on the 12th. street beach access!

Almost every day weather permitting – for the last 8 to 10 years – a man ( I do not know his name)

appears on the beach with just a shovel and draws these amazing MAZES!

There have been numerous newspaper articles – Facebook and other social pages and stories

of his unique style of PUZZLES on the beach at low tide.

Sherry is about to enter the MAZE and right below to the left is a diagram on how to SOLVE the MAZE!

The diagram also has instructions on how to TURN at each intersection –

you can not just walk straight through – you must turn in any direction.

The instructions are written in the sand – all done by freehand – and with just a shovel!

The articles I have read – he does this as a hobby and for years for his wife until she passed away.

He decided to continue in her memory each day – she would accompany him and test out the MAZE!

I would like to meet him and talk to him!

While we were there for 45 minutes – at least a hundred people stopped and tried to solve the MAZE!

If you are ever on SUNSET BEACH – go to the 12th. street beach access – either drive or walk the beach- and you most likely will come across a lot of people walking THE MAZE – and it is different each day. He says he starts in the middle and just works his way to the outside and they come in straight lines – curves and other forms of drawings!
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Sunset Beach, N.C. with the grandkids!

Although Ocean Isle Beach is closer to our home – we always take the company to Sunset Beach!

The beach is wider and more flat and shallow!

Plus – Sunset Beach is more residential and not as commercial.

This time we had our three grandkids – Cassidy – Bode and Taylor.
All three love the beach – but Cassidy and Bode – you have to pry them out of the water!
Bode and Taylor
Cassidy is the one who calls MORMOR ( Sherry ) all the time!

The two – Bode and Cassidy are just alike although it is Taylor and Cassidy who are the twins.

Taylor takes after her MorMor who is tall – as do her cousins Sarah and Ella.

All three are going to be over 5’10”!

Cassidy and Taylor hunting for Shark teeth – Cassidy found one!
Cassidy has a heart of gold.

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Papa’s World – walking the surf of Sunset Beach-Bird Island to the Kindred Spirit mailbox.

Papa – Mike – Debby

Our family from Lake Holiday in Va. visited and we took them on a four-mile walk in the surf –

To the KINDRED SPIRIT MAILBOX and back!

This mailbox has been there for over 40 plus years.

Put there by a hippie and his girlfriend all those years ago.

Today – thousands of people every year walk to it – take out a journal and write their thoughts.

Those journals have been collected as historical and some are in a museum.

There are benches there and a driftwood piece with a plaque with his name on it.

One bench also has a plaque with a lady’s name and it calls her the KINDRED SPIRIT!

Sarah – Maddy and Ella – our granddaughters sitting on one of the benches while their father writes in the journal.

Looking back on Sunset Beach from the start of Bird Island.

Sarah Maddy Ella 15 21 18 our oldest granddaughters.
Papa and son-in-law Mike

Our family from Lake Holiday in NVA!

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Papa’s World – Our first open concert of the year!

Ocean Isle Beach – open concert series – every Friday night through September.
Tonez – ten member band – plays all sorts of music.

These concerts are from top bands in the Carolinas – and are free to the public.

6:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.

The policy is against cans and bottles of alcohol

but as long as you have it poured into a plastic cup or another container- you are good to go.

Sunset Beach on the park mainland side across from Fibber MaGees

These open-air concerts are also free every Wednesday night at Sunset Beach.

Both events draw large crowds of locals and tourists.

Many sit in the shade of large trees in the park.
Sunset Beach

Just bring your chair and set it up – and then for two hours enjoy the music.

Ocean Isle Beach – center beach park.

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Papa’s World – another generation of soccer begins – Cassidy and Bode!

Cassidy is to the far right – she is taller than the rest of the co-ed team!

Cassidy decided that this was the year she wanted to play soccer –

after a few years of on and off again.

The Pandemic played a role in that –

I was impressed when she went one-on-one with another boy from the other team.

She held her own and took the ball from him!

MorMor and Cassidy – she calls her MorMor every week – or zooms.

She is quick and fast – but I also see her hesitate when in a scrum –

but I think she will outgrow that as she plays more and more.

They have her in the back to play defense much as they did when her cousins

Maddy and Ella played.

Bode attacking with the ball.

Bode is fast – aggressive and quick – playing the front –

he needs to get his skills and I see that coming along quickly.

He is going to be tall like Taylor – ( who now rides horses bareback! )

Bode also is the tallest on his team.

Bode is a natural in whatever he does. A good athlete.

I see him developing into a very fast-aggressive soccer player.

Their soccer season has come to an end.

We got back up there to watch them both play their last games for this year.

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Papa’s World – The beginning and end of a good day – in between sitting by the ICW in the park!

In this case – we found a place in the park!

We had an early morning walk – the sun had already come up and it was the beginning of a good day!

Cameron Woods Community – looking East!

After walking in the community – we decided to go to Sunset Beach and see what was happening in the park on the mainland side.

This park sits on the banks of the ICW – and has these giant live oak trees –

providing shade – paved walking trails and benches to sit on.

Also – three-person glider swings – all facing the water!

In a small portion of the park – people bring their own chairs.
Our view as we sat on a glider-swing!
One going fast and one going slow – as it is in life in general! The views of the ICW!

We had restrooms nearby – picnic tables and a shelter – a car nearby and walking distance to ice cream!

Places to eat were also close by – as was the boat launch.

In the couple hours we were there – hundreds of boats came by on the ICW!

We will go back – take our chairs – cooler and food – find a place in the shade and just relax.

A 15-minute drive from our home in Cameronwood Community – on the mainland side-

SUNSET BEACH PARK.

Thanks for reading and once we got back home the sun was starting to set –

an end to a very good day!

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Papa’s World – Cameron Woods – the beauty of the coming twilight!

Sunset Beach, N.C. from the pier.

After spending the day here at Sunset Beach – one of the top ten beaches in the country –

we drove the short ride back to our Cameron Woods Community.

Arrived home after several hours at Sunset Beach to our home.
My good thought for the day!

After dinner and having a small sprinkle of rain – I went outside in the clean fresh air – warm –

and beheld the night early evening sky!

The end of the day at Cameron Woods Community.

It was a good day – one that we spent at the beach and then back home once again.

Cameron Woods – the beauty of the coming twilight!

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Papa’s World – Neighbors going North – saying goodbye on the beach!

Happy hour on Sunset Beach – neighbors going North.

We gathered at 6:00 pm. for some snacks and cocktails on Sunset Beach –

it was very windy but warm and at that time of day – we pretty much had the beach to ourselves!

The wind was so gusty – it blew my chair over after I got up!
We were there for an hour and a half – talking – laughing – Cameron Woods Community

A small group as it was during the week and many people were not around.

The Sunset Beach pier – entrance and parking lot.

Neighbors come and go all week long – some work from home – others retired.

Diane – Steve and Betsey – going North and back again.

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Papa’s World – Golfing – Ocean Isle Beach – Sunset Beach – Cameron Woods Community.

One of the reasons we moved to this area on the border of N.C. and S.C. is the golfing!

We have almost 25 courses within 30 minutes of our location and we love to golf.

Our friends also live down here and we try to golf once a week with them.

Sunset Beach – we wanted near the beach and we ended up near two of them – Sunset Beach and OIB!
Ocean Isle Beach – both are within minutes of our home!
Papa on the course

Our community of Cameron Woods we chose because it was not clearcut –

a lot of old-growth is here and we love that!

A view of our street in Cameron Woods Community

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Papa’s World – nature abounds in beauty where we live!

Sunset over the marsh – Jinks Creek – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

We moved South from NVA which was where we thought we would stay in retirement!

But – then the Pandemic and the downturn hit – but our home value soared!

It was time – so we sold almost everything and came South –

to the border region of N.C. and S.C. – to OIB!

Break of dawn at our home in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!
Sunset from our home in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!

From our driveway, we get to see both sunrise and sunsets here in N.C. –

and we are only a couple miles from the beach!

Sunset Beach from the pier.

We are close to two beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, N.C.

Nature in bloom – Sunset Beach.
Papa, walking the surf on the beach.
Sunset toward Ocean Isle Beach
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Papa’s World – Part two – golfing Brick Landing Golf Course!

Sherry hitting off the fairway with the sights and sounds of the marsh in the background!
View of my tee box – senior tees – ICW and pond in front!

The course is tight with water everywhere!

Be sure to bring balls!

Papa – selfie with the ICW and docks for boats along the fairway!
Sherry teeing off from the ladies’ tees – note how narrow everything is!

The course was very fun – we lost golf balls but found some also.

It was dry and needed rain – the balls just ran and ran into water!

After we both hit our tee shots – we ended up here by the 150-yard marker!

We actually used Sherry’s ball as it was about ten yards farther –

but we still had to go over another pond and to the green!

“You have to have BALLS to golf the BRICK” Landing Golf Course!

A beautiful day and we ended up on the beach – golfing – walking on the sand and surf.

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Sherry – after a day of golf – then walking the surf of SUNSET BEACH, N.C.
From the pier at SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

Papa’s World – Cactus Flowers – Clouds and Sherry at Sunset Beach, N.C.

When walking into the entrance to Sunset Beach, N.C. – Cactus welcomes you along the walk to the boardwalk.

The flowers are bright yellow – and our little grandson was fascinated by all the Cactus!

After walking by the Cactus and yellow flowers – you walk the boardwalk and the ramp to the beach!

Sunset Beach – is mostly level once you get over the dunes on the boardwalk.

The ocean seems calmer here and you can wade far out!

The clouds – water – sand and surf frame Sherry while standing in the water on Sunset Beach, N.C.

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Papa’s World – our day on the beach at Sunset Pier!

Voted as one of the top ten beaches in the country – SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

We live on the mainland of Ocean Isle Beach – in this picture at the top right –

There is a very tall building – that is the West end of Ocean Isle Beach – with a channel between the islands.

Sunset Beach for some reason – is leveler – and shallow – and easier to walk.

However – it is also more crowded.

The pier – from which Sherry took this picture – has a historical walk with picture stations on both sides.

Going back some 300 hundred years of history in this area.

It cost one dollar to walk out – however, we purchase a pretzel and a drink and it did not cost us anything!

Papa walking the surf – the water was 70 plus degrees and the temperature 78 to 80 degrees.

We walked for over an hour in the water – and it was warm.

This beach is more level and is easier for me to walk – my hip does not bother me here!

As my Heart doctor has told me – “MOVE”!

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PAPA’S WORLD – the PIER AT SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

PAPA’S WORLD – all at the same time – SUNSET – RAINING and a RAINBOW!

It was a light rain as I stepped outside on the back patio to see the sunset.
And behind me was a RAINBOW!

It was light rain all day – the kind that does the lawn and flowers just right.

And then – on the front driveway – I turned from the Rainbow and saw this!

Nature had painted the SUNSET – the rain still coming down and behind me was the Rainbow.

A fresh landscape – warm – wet – and the sky were painted white – gray blue and yellow.

It was the WHY we choose this home location.

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Papa’s World – Always living one life – live it to the plus.

“Living life to the plus – each and every day”, says Papa.

In life – my life – I have found that you never – ever take it for granted!

Each day is a bonus – each hour is something to cherish.

No matter what the occasion – bring it on!

Have fun – have friends – and have a blast – enjoy life – enjoy freedom – JUST ENJOY!

Living life to the plus with your loved ones.

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Papa’s World with three oldest granddaughters and Sherry

Papa’s World – the day before my birthday – at Carolina National – friends and golf.

The day before my birthday – we celebrated with our close friends – Buck and Cindy –

She even baked chocolate chip cookies for me!

Cindy Sherry Buck – Carolina National – a Fred Couples course.
Sherry is about to tee off right down the middle.
We play a scramble – guys vs. gals – Buck hitting from where my drive ended up.
Cindy – perfect form and they whipped us pretty well!
Sherry – senses victory – they played great – us – not so good – but I got the cookies!

Carolina National – outside Supply, N.C. second time we have played here – a good course!

After we finished up at 6:30 pm. we headed into the clubhouse for dinner –

although they quite handily won the scramble – we always have fun

and will get together again to continue our years-old match of gals vs guys!

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Papa’s World – PURPOSE OF BEING – my blog!

As the waves surge to shore – quiet envelopes my senses – TOES IN THE SAND!

This blog site is a quiet place to think – ponder and believe in yourself.

Have faith – kindness and friends and family in your life.

Live life to the plus one day at a time.

To remove STRESS – live as you can and stay away from the TV news!

For health – find whole food nutrition like we have for sixteen years!

As my heart doctor has always told me “MOVE” – do not stay idle!

Find your PLACE and enjoy it – ours – sand – surf and breezes.

Live your life – enjoy and make new friends – life is short – live your dreams!

ARISE EVERY MORNING AND GREAT THE NEW DAY – never take it for granted!

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Papa’s World – Tiki Bar – Jinks Creek – Sunset!

Papa’s World – no politics – just smiles – families – friends – life to the plus.

We drive past Jinks Creek every time we cross the causeway and go to the beach –

Ocean Isle Beach that is.

Back in October a couple of my buddies were here and we golfed –

after, we came to the Tiki Bar on the top floor for dinner and drinks.

What a sight it was with the sunset – looking out over the water and marsh.

I had tried to get Sherry – my wife to stop in many times –

but she thought always it was too expensive.

Finally, she agreed – and after some beach time, we stopped just to have drinks.

She was impressed at what she experienced!

The beginning of the sunset.

The clouds parted
And then the magic of sunset on the top deck of the Tiki Bar at JINKS CREEK!
She was glad we had come – we split an appetizer and had a drink .

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PAPA’S WORLD Sherry and Papa – top deck Tiki Bar – JINKS CREEK – SUNSET – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Papa’s World – golfing buddies – friends forever – Cindy and Sherry.

With Cindy and Sherry – always a laugh.

They have been friends for going on 38 years or more –

one drives the cart – the other hangs on! LOL

They talk and talk and talk and then they laugh and laugh and laugh some more.

We – Buck and I – play them in golf and they give strokes!

They are tough to beat.

We have traveled the world together on adventure-filled vacations.
Fun times with great friends.

Talk of retirement for Cindy – golf – scrambles – laughter and shots – pars are shots! LOL

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Golfing buddies – friends forever – Sherry and Cindy!

Papa’s World – After dinner – once again on the beach – SUNSET that is!

Nature paints the skies at sunset.

We were excited when we moved near the border of S.C. and N.C. – a ten-minute drive to the beach.

A lot of nights we just look at each other after cleaning up the kitchen and “LET’S GO”!

Ocean Isle Beach is a ten-minute drive over the causeway and to the sand.

However – we really like to drive the extra five minutes and go to Sunset Beach!

Here we drive to the far west end and park and walk the long boardwalk over the dunes.

The view up the beach east to the pier.

Even at this time, the beach is busy with people – swimming – walking, or catching late rays from the sun.

The beach here is flatter than OIB and we like that!

This evening the wind was coming off the ocean causing the waves to be higher.
All in all – a great evening to just relax by the sea!

Sunset Beach after dinner – one of the WHYS we moved here to Cameron Woods Community.

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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.

In PAPA’S WORLD – my perfect view!

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Papa’s World – Creamsickle sky and flower beds!

GOOD DAY HERE AT PAPA’S WORLD!

I love sunrises and sunsets – a good way to start and end your day!

Sunset at Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

The sky slowly turned into a creamsicle color as the sunset!

A view West of the sky over the front lawn stone beds with flower pots!

We have finished all the landscaping and are presently putting in flowers leaving open spaces.

All our trees are edged with stones around them.

At night – they are all lit up with solar lights.

The beginning of the creamsicle sky in the west.
Part of the flower beds on the front side of the house. My favorite spot for morning coffee!

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Papa’s World – BEACH tome and FAMILY time with the LITTLE ONES!

Sherry Bode Cassidy and Taylor – gathering shells on the East end of Ocean Isle Beach

When the project of saving the beach from erosion on OIB on the East end came to a close –

not only was there a new 900-foot wide new beach –

but it was full of dredged up seashells and of course, the little ones went searching!

Good day everyone from Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

These three – esp Bode and Cassidy – you have to have something planned out to do every day!

Taylor Bode Cassidy and their MORMOR Sherry

MORMOR is Swede for MOTHERSMOTHER!

All three just love her – Cassidy calls her every week or texts her often.

This is Sherry and her influence on them
While Bode played with his cousins – we walked the beach and stopped in here for refreshments.
PAPA and BODE

This summer we will travel North to their home and bring them back for a week with us.

Taylor Bode and Cassidy in the shadow of MORMOR –

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PAPA’S WORLD – on the BEACH with the LITTLE ONES!
Good Evening from Cameron Woods Community – Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Papa’s World – living our dream – beach and family and friends.

WELCOME TO PAPA’S WORLD

We moved farther south – all the way to the border of N.C and S.C.

We wanted it to be warm in the winter – four seasons without snow and ice.

We wanted to be close enough to the beach that we could drive and spend hours there or walk.

A place family and friends would visit – one floor – but enough room to have people stay.

We found our place in the sun in CAMERON WOODS COMMUNITY

It is a quiet place – room to walk –

friendly neighbors – we all are new here.

And we found our beaches – two of them – Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach

Our life has changed – we did like where we were – but times change – getting older

has a way of making those changes.

And now our families are starting to visit.

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Papa’s World – CASSIDY – spitfire – always in motion – athletic – but oh so caring!

In this case – she is the big brother.

She and her brother argue – fight – yell at one another – cry – but beware – she protects him

like a little mother would – she takes his hand in the surf – she is beside him always in the waves.

She is CASSIDY – SHE is the big protective sister who looks out for him –

and she also is the one who constantly texts or zooms or facetime her Grandmother(MORMOR)

Cassidy – athletic – caring – always making fantastic art – loves her MORMOR!

She and Bode should have been the twins – so alike – sound the same – always movin –

two peas in a pod – in fact, if I am not in the room and they talk –

I have a hard time telling the difference between who is who!

Together – brother and big sister – heading for the waves.

The two of them are inseparable on the beach and in the water.

When one comes out – the other follows.

If one is in the tidal pool – the other is right there.

She takes his hand when they wade out – they jump the waves together – they are as one.

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