Papa’s World – Family Beach time – SUNSET BEACH, N.C.

Marcus – Bode – Taylor and Cassidy at Sunset Beach – a warm December day before New Year!

Pickle ball in the morning – followed by a couple hours of beach time. Then it was getting ready for Crooked Hammock!

For this time of year – quite a few folks were on the beach enjoying the warm sun.

MorMor ( swede for MOTHERS MOTHER ) on the beach with Cassidy – Taylor and Tammy.

Sunset Beach pier and our view down the beach and then out to the surf. It was a fun time even though too cold to swim.

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Papa’s World – OIB winter time – walking the beach.

Walking for health – even in the cold – beach – sand – surf – OIB in winter!

The winter sun peeking through the clouds – the OIB pier – the beach deserted – volleyball net – dunes – winter scape!

A family on the beach – cloud front moving in – dunes and sea grass – the surf is up!

Winter clouds – surf and the OIB pier – ramp to the beach by the community center – winter time at OIB.

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Papa’s World – to my oldest son – Troy – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sherry – Troy – Papa – it is hard to believe that the years have gone by so fast – here he is another year older – the man who builds houses from the ground up – everything – he is like my father – who as a young little boy – called him “FRITZ”!

Proud Papa – today he has hung up the house building and runs the insulation and energy side of Shawn’s business. Working on becoming able to also do the audits and be certified by the state.

Kindness – patience – loving – he got all of this from my mother – who, when he was young would go and stay with her as she was alone.

Today he and Andrea live together and do everything as one – hoping they both will come back and visit us!

In this picture, the eyes and smile so remind me of my older brother!

Before he went into the business of my younger son – a fireplace he built in a house he built!

My son – happy birthday and many more to come – love dad.

Troy – Papa – Shawn – oldest and youngest – love dad.

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Our happy place awaits you to come back to – love Dad!

Papa’s World – In Winter – walking Sunset Beach!

Winter here is a lot different than NVA or WNY! Here – I do bundle up for I just do not like being COLD!

However – if I am warm and not chilled – I like to walk and Sherry and I go to the beach – Sunset Beach or OIB to walk!

At this time of year – sometimes it is cloudy and gray – other times sunny with blue skies and white clouds.

On the gray days, the beach is almost deserted – only a lone person sitting in a chair by the pier.

However, we have each other and we both like to do this! The sound of the surf – the birds and an occasional walker!

For as far as you can – no one – just the expanse of the beach – surf and ocean!

There are people here – you drive by the houses – all decorated – cars in the driveways or underneath the houses.

Our “WHY” we moved here near the borders of N.C and S.C.

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Papa’s World – Life in the Carolinas!

We choose to live near the beach – but on the mainland side of the ICW!

We are out of the flood zone – but within 10 to 15 minutes of two beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – and near several more beaches.

We also love golf and are in the middle of 20 to 25 golf courses!

We have excellent friends who live about 33 miles from us and we try to get together whenever possible to golf!

We have known them since they were our neighbors back in WNY in 1988!

They first moved down here some 25 years ago and we have been in contact and on vacations ever since.

We have met new people where we live and have been to several parties. Here we are in our driveway – and the group went caroling around the neighborhood while I remained and watched the fire.

Our home is decorated for Christmas – we love it here – country but 30 minutes to North Myrtle Beach and just 15 minutes to Shallotte and Calabash.

We are close to theaters, amusements, Wilmington, N.C., and Southport.

We have been through a Category one Hurricane – and anything over Two – we will leave.

SUNSET FROM OUR DRIVEWAY – and we also see SUNRISES FROM OUR DRIVEWAY.

WHY WE CHOOSE THE CAROLINAS TO CALL HOME – NO ICE OR SNOW!

We are happy here in retirement – living our dreams and life one day at a time. We do go back to NVA often to see family –

and they all have been down even our family from NWPA!

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Papa’s World – LOVE OF LIFE – DREAMS – MEMORIES!

As the sun sets – our dreams and life continue – one day at a time!

We both have dreams and we both have love of life. We both live life one day at a time and to the plus – exploring – loving.

We look at the good in life – the gratitude – the giving and family.

Forty years of marriage – two years before that – combining two families – living life one day at a time and to the plus.

Living our dream – exploring our area and spending time with family and friends – the SALT LIFE and our home.

Bring humor into our daily lives!

Smile – laugh – humor – give – love – share – family – church – live life to the plus.

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Papa’s World – LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS!

Starting my day LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS with humor!

PAPA and SHERRY on the beach – living our dream and LIFE TO THE PLUS!

We moved South – first from WNY to NVA where we retired – and now to the borders of N.C. and S.C. Always dreaming!

Golfing was a big part of moving here – over 25 courses within miles!

Close to the ICW but on the mainland side in a no-flood zone – close to two beaches and others within 30 minutes!

Our lives have always been busy – keeping active – exploring – seeing new areas and family.

We have kept the drive back to NVA between 6 1/2 hours and 8 hours – depending on which family we see.

They have all visited us and will once again after Christmas – we will be doing shows and dinners with them.

We have joined a church less than four miles away – much to our surprise it looks like our church in NVA!

We are near our old neighbors from WNY – going on 36 years of friendship – 40 minutes from us and our golfing buddies!

LIVING LIFE TO THE PLUS – in our AUTUMN YEARS – has made our dreams come true!

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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 – Thanksgiving day walk on Sunset Beach – N.C.

Sherry and her sister Debbie

Auntie as we call her – came to spend four days with us over Thanksgiving – we kept her busy!

Fat Harolds – Carolina Opry – beach – shopping – Boundry House to eat – Christmas boat flotilla –

Ocean Isle Beach golf cart parade – more shopping and exploring the upper end of OIB.

It was a good four days – tired but got a lot in.

Beach access and Sunset Beach pier.
That would be me and Sherry!
For Thanksgiving day – there were quite a few people on the beach and a couple in the water!

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Papa’s World – LIVING THE SALT LIFE!

People down on the borders of N.C. and S.C. call this “Living the Salt Life” as we are so close to fine beaches!

We live four and six miles from two of them – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach!

However, we are thirty minutes to more than another three beaches.

Neither of us like the cold weather – ice and snow – much prefer the sun and sand this area has to offer!

THE SALT LIFE – ten minutes in a car away – we are on the beach yet we live in a no flood plain – back on the mainland!

We are so grateful that we are able to do this – retirement – living life to the plus!

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Papa’s World – Life in the Carolinas!

Tough choice – made easier by the drop back in 2020 for our 401K –

but also the increase in the value of the housing market!

We decided to sell – our daughter and family had moved – not far away – about thirty minutes on a good day of traffic!

But – before they were a mile away – we would pick up the little ones from school and have the youngest sometimes also.

It was an easy walk to their home and we spent a lot of time with them.

But it was the 401K – losing 30 plus % – yet the house gained more than that!

Another door had opened – an adventure awaited – we disclosed our plans – and we said we would be within an easy days drive

6 to 8 hours – but someplace warm and near a beach!

We also wanted to golf – for far less expensive than it was in NVA!

After a couple months of searching – we found our beaches – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – one four miles and the other six miles away – we wanted to stay on the mainland – and not in a flood zone – we found Cameron Woods Community.

We built our home – six to eight hours from our NVA families – they have come to visit numerous times and we have been back the same.

We live right across the street from four 18-hole golf courses and are within 30 minutes of another twenty-five!

We have new friends and neighbors – and are close to dear friends we have had for 35 years.

Our life had changed – we went through that door – it was not easy –

now we are in the twilight of our years – but every day brings new adventures and experiences.

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Papa’s World – Papa and Sherry – beach & golf and shopping! Retired with part-time income!

This is me! LOL, but we do enjoy golfing – by ourselves or with friends!

Sherry and Papa – married for over 40 years – together for 42 years! Living now what is called THE SALT LIFE!

We are retired – although for the past sixteen years – Sherry has owned and operated a network marking business!

Allowing us to retire in N.C. in Cameron Woods Community, Ocean Isle Beach!

We are four miles to one beach and six miles to another beach.

Here we are with a neighbor on Sunset Beach – relaxing in the sun on a weekday – living what locals call THE SALT LIFE!

We found this little piece of paradise – where the temps are moderate during FALL – WINTER and SPRING!

It can and is HOT in the summer – but we find the ocean – with a breeze – more than comfortable.

5 to 10 minutes and we are sitting on the sand!

The beach was a major factor in choosing this area – but also – love to golf!

We are within thirty minutes of over 30 golf courses!

Four of them are right across the street!

We can choose whatever we want to play!

Now – we are not all that good – but being out in the open on the golf course is what we love.

We have purchased what is called the first tee – which gives us major breaks in what we pay each 18 holes!

32 different courses – just call up and make an afternoon tee time!

We like playing afternoons as most people like to play before noon!

Major shopping – outlets and big box stores – are only a thirty-minute drive for us down Myrtle Beach.

Sherry and Papa at Tanger Outlets – Myrtle Beach – S.C. Thanks for reading Papa’s World – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Being retired with an income additional to SS and Pension and 401K –

Has allowed us to select where to live and this is THE SALT LIFE!

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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 – 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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YEP, this is us!

Papa’s World – Early morning sunrise around the lawn and house.

Stepping out the front door of our house in Cameron Woods to the morning sunrise!

We choose this lot because of the sunrise and sunset from our driveway!

You look right to the East and left to the West!

Looking out the front door to the West!

We have been here going on fifteen months – and have had numerous sunrise and sunset skies

that is absolutely beautiful!

This is us! No snow or ice!

View of the front and looking SW toward the ocean some 2 to 4 miles away!

We are in OIB but on the mainland side – six miles to Sunset Beach and four miles to OIB.

The sunrise from the backyard – all the tree line to the right is protected!

Our backyard borders a protected area – it can not be developed or cut down – the second reason we chose this lot to build our new home!

Looking out at the backyard and treeline.
As we progress into the future – we have carefully had the landscape done – replacing pine straw with stones and mulch – eventually going to all stones and borders.
We also wanted an open patio and a firepit – along with a place to grow our own organic veggies – which we have done now year round!

This is now our third harvest since early spring – and are going on our second harvest of cucumbers!

She finally talked me into purchasing a grill and we often grill out here – we have no gas and the house is all electric – and electric stove tops we have found are hard to keep clean – thus I grill! LOL

Our little flower garden next to the treeline – now if we can keep the deer from munching the leaves! LOL

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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.

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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 – 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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SUNSET BEACH, N.C. with the grandkids
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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 – Ella and Sherry – our backyard in Cameron Woods Community, OIB!

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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.