Papa’s World – friends long weekend – Lake Chautauqua – WNY – THE LAKE HOUSE!

Year number two – being invited to the house on the lake.

We were all neighbors back in the old hood in Portville N.Y.

Sherry and I moved there in ’86 and stayed until 1999.

Buck and Cidy lived there prior to that and moved South in 1996.

Mike and Carol – well they never left – being some of the orginal people on Pleasant Acres Drive.

WE HAVE ALL STAYED FRIENDS ALL THESE YEARS!

The view of Lake Chautauqua – WNY – from the deck of the lake house.

Mike and Carol made a dream come true – they bought a house on a lake – a 30 mile long lake.

They still live back in the hood – and they own a national – pipeline painting company – going all over the counrty

for natural gas and oil lines among other construction projects!

From Mike all those years ago painting solo to now employing crews that travel the counrty –

and still the same old Carol and Mike.

Carol – that sweet smile – not a bigger Bills or Bonas fan!
Mike – we always were playing tricks on each other – or lining up the lawn mowers and racing them down the street.
William “BUCK” McBride – we have known them since we were first married in 1982. My golf buddy!
Cindy – always moving – like the engerizer bunny – walking – always doing something.
Sherry – always smiling laughing – reminds me so much of her father Bill.

We stayed until Monday morning – riding in the boat – golfing Sunday morning – tubing on Saturday – waiting out the rain – listening to music – laughing – just like days of old when we were all neighbors!

TUBING CINDY and PAPA!
Waiting out the rain storm under the canopy in the boat.
Eating dinner on the boat at the Casino Bar and Grill.
Slow cruising Lake Chautauqua before sunset.
A big heart felt thank you for our second time here to Mike and Carol.

Thank you for reading Papa’s World – The Lake House – Lake Chautauqua – WNY – friends forever.

MY BLOG SITE: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

fitztdf@aol.com

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

ssherrylynn49@fitztdf

PAPA’S WORLD livinglifedoingitmyway.blog
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY – FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

Papa’s World – Finally the two Swans returned – by themselves – no babies!

They have been missing for about five weeks – I would catch a glimpse of them to the left of the lanai

Around the bend and through the shrubs and trees – once in a while

Sometimes I would mistake them for the lone swan –

But then I would see it futher down the lake.

Thought maybe they had a nest and were nesting little ones back in the marsh.

The two mated swans are in the top left of the picture while the lone swan is in the middle right of the picture – the first time I had seen all three in over a month!

But – there were no babies and the geese have tons of babies –

So – I do not know why they disappeared and seemed to glimpse them every once in a while through the trees.

That part of the lake is undeveloped and is marsh – swamp – trees and water – not the type of place you want to wade

through or even boat in there – at least I wouldn’t!

I was disappointed in no baby swans but happy in that the were back!

They still would have nothing to do with the lone swan.

This is as close as they would let it come!

Then – last week – a man showed up in a small skiff – he comes once in a while to fix the fountains –

the one we see that is close to us in the middle of the lake – gets clogged up and quits –

I have watched him a half dozen times come in and go to it and unclog it!

This time as he was coming down the lake – I watched the two swans take flight –

beating their wings against the water and become airborne –

they circled around and headed over the houses to the left –

There is another lake over there – I think they went there as they were frightened by the man and boat.

After that we went for a walk on the beach – and have not seen the two swans since!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World – the one swan remains – mingling in with the ducks – mallards and geese.

I have seen turtles by the hundreds – a otter – some very large fish – a eagle several times -osprey – cranes – herons – egrets – storks –

And the three swans when all here.

A place that when you wake up with the sliding glass doors open – you hear the songs of the birds.

PAPA’S WORLD livinglifedoingitmyway.blog email fitztdf@aol.com

SHERRY CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

EMAIL: ssherrylynn49@aol.com SITE: HEALTH and NUTRITION http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

PAPA’S WORLD SUBSCRIBE livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa’s World – a evening with friends golfing Magnolia Greens – late dinner!

A bright sun rise to a eventful full day of walking – getting ready – visiting the storage unit – and finally – teeing off!
Buck on the first tee at 4:40 pm. We were golfing late – Cindy had a lot of stuff to do at work!

So – the plan was made – golf nine – eat dinner and then go home!

We could of stayed with them – but – lugging all the stuff I need – my sleep machine etc. just easier to drive the hour plus drive back to the condo – besides – plenty of more times exist in the future!

Sherry getting ready to tee off on the second hole!

We played our scramble format – Buck and me – they played best ball – WE LOST!

Cindy teeing off – Sherry spotting the ball!

Now – we lost two holes to them – one by one stroke and one by two strokes!

We play even up – and we tied the other seven holes.

But – on the hole we lost by one stroke – we parred – they birdied!

On the one we lost by two strokes – they parred and we four putted – just the way it goes!

Cindy – birdie putt – made it – we parred – they are so good!

We have played this format for years and years – we at one time played couples vs couple – then we played mixed couple vs. mixed couple – but the gals challenged us – the other ways split pretty even – this way – THEY WIN!

My buddy – my partner – golfing together – we did beat them a few weeks ago – but we had to shoot a 39 to beat them!
Thank you for reading Papa’s World – my drive – second shot coming up – we four putted – double bogie – LOST!
Sherry teeing off – right down the middle – both are that way!

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS PAPA’S WORLD living life to the fullest

Cindy and Sherry WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER – guys vs gals – the best is yet to come!

SHERRY: CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

BUSINESS SITE: http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

CONTACT EMAIL: ssherrylynn49@aol.com

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD BLOG SITE: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

PAPA’S WORLD

Papa’s World – took a little walk – not our usual – but to Broadway on the Beach – then Myrtle Beach boardwalk – THREE MILES!

I said to Sherry – lets change it up a wee bit – a different walk – scenery – and revisit some places we have not been in a few months!

So – we drove South to Broadway On The Beach – have not been there in months!

One thing I did notice – Barefoot Landing seems to attract more people!

Not many people here and it is almost 11:30 am.

We were able to walk in and out of stores – no crowds – peaceful – and a bright sun shine day – warm!
I WONDER WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE? LOL
No matter – we came and did what we wanted to do – walk!

Of course I did not go in EVERY store she did! LOL

We still had a good time for over a hour – walking – looking and yes – sitting in rockers!

Thank you for reading PAPA’S WORLD – MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

SHERRY: CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH – Dr. William Sears

BUSINESS CONTACT: http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

EMAIL: ssherrylynn49@aol.com

PAPA’S WORLD: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa’s World – morning sunrise – blue skies – late afternoon – thunder – lightening – RAIN!

Morning sunrise – calm – warm – partial clouds – then blue skies – a start of a beautiful day!

It started out with sunshine and we walked the beach – and the neighborhood –

But – the storm was out there – coming up from the South – West!

We did get all our steps in and had dinner – a beautiful day here in S.C. North Myrtle Beach – Ocean Keyes!

Our beach walk in the morning – on Ocean Isle Beach – N.C.
And then 12 hours later – it blew in and it started to rain!

The sky turned from blue to gray – clouds were rolling in – thunder and lightening!

The wind picked up – Sherry started to go out the front door – the side of the condo the storm was coming from!

She had a hard time holding the door so she closed it!

The lightening was bad and the thunder shook us.

This was the first real storm in the day light we have had since being here!

I have to admit – it got a little bit scary!

The wind just whipped the rain almost sideways!

This went on for a couple hours – and lightening on and off!

I do like a good storm to fall asleep with – lightening – thunder and rain – but can do without the wind!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World –

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD

MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

SHERRY – the next morning – return to normal – walking the beach!

SHERRY: CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

SHERRY’S SITE : http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

BUSINESS CONTACT: ssherrylynn49@aol.com

PAPA’S WORLD livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa’s World – random pictures – kids – golf – and a rainbow in the fountain on the lake.

Today – I post some pictures – just random pictures – but ones I have close to my heart!
Taylor holding MorMor’s hand – in turn MorMor also holding Bode’s hand.

They adore Sherry – whom they call MorMor – Swede for Mothers Mother!

When we walk with all three – it usually is Taylor who loses out to the other two in holding her hands.

This time it was Cassidy – who with each passing day – is becoming more and more independent.

These two are coming closer and closer together as they grow up.

They are twins – but had to come early as Taylor was taking all the nutrients.

Taylor is going to be really tall – close to six foot while Cassidy will be like her mother 5’6″.

Taylor loves to ride horses – Cassidy has a variety of interests –

but will sit for hours drawing off her computer and is really good!

I thought this to be funny – it brought a smile to my face!

We moved south to find more time to golf – warmer weather and being close to our friends!

Sherry and Cindy – we have been friends with the McBrides for almost 35 years.

They moved about 25 or 26 years to the Wilmington N.C. area – and we would spend time with them once or twice a year.

Then we moved to NVA and they would do the same.

Now – we are building a new home about 40 miles away from them –

and if the weather is nice – we golf once a week with them –

always on a new course – could be on the weekend or a week day.

They can and do stay with us and we do the same with them.

If our new home is not done on time and we have to give up the condo – they have offered us a place to stay.

FRIENDS! GOOD TIMES! LAUGHS!

This is what we have wanted to do for a very long time – it was too expensive in NVA and down here so many courses to choose from.

We both have a love to golf – one of Sherry’s highlights in golfing came with the day she broke 50 –

and it was a day she was golfing with her father!

A memory she shall always carry with her on the course. Now – she beats me! LOL

The view we have almost every morning when we wake up – the master bedroom has a big glass sliding door on her side of the bed – where all she has to do each morning is open her eyes and see this.

I see it each morning also – but I always am up before the dawn – have been that way all my life.

My favorite time of the day – writing my blog – sipping my coffee and watching the sun rise –

listening to the sounds of nature and just enjoying morning time.

Now the sun shines – causing a rainbow in the mist of the water fountain!
A peaceful setting we shall miss when we leave – but we have had by the end – nine months.

A memory we shall carry forward into the new home.

You can hear the pounding surf a half mile away –

We walk there almost every day –

the water fowl – geese – ducks – mallards – swans – otter – turtles – snakes

and really huge fish we can see when we look down onto the water.

Storms blowing in and out – rain and wind – nature at its best.

It would of been nice to have lived to the left of the picture – single family homes!

But – they were way too expensive – and the condos here – not enough space and no garage.

We have a storage unit – not a lot – but enough so that it would not fit.

The town houses here besides the condo’s – were out of our price range –

plus the one we looked at – needed a lot of work.

This is a beautiful area – one I shall remember –

We were blessed to have spent time here – but it also was expensive!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

PAPA and SHERRY MY SITE : PAPA’S WORLD

MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway

EMAIL: fitztdf@aol.com

SHERRY CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH HOME BUSINESS The Juice Plus Company

WEBSITE: http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

EMAIL: ssherrylynn49@aol.com

PAPA’S WORLD livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa’s World – Memories from the last six teen months – Ocean Keyes – S.C. – new home.

On October 1st. 2020 – this became our new home for nine months!

We had no idea we would end up in North Myrtle Neach.

My friend would ask me WHY we choose there?

Well – the best answer I can give is I came across this condo –

on a site that listed houses and condos for sale!

I expanded the search area and this picture or one like it – came into view!

I showed it to Sherry and we decided right there and then we would rent it!

First – for three months – then we extended it to five months –

all because we looked and looked and decided it was just as good to build –

as it was to buy! We could have what we wanted and not upgrade someone’s home!

So – we made our choice in Cameron Woods – across the border into N.C.

It would be a brand new build and we set about making our selections –

and at that time we extended our lease until the end of June!

Which would be a total of nine months!

We tried very hard to stay in this area – but cost and being too close to the Ocean

played a big part in where we ended up!

We are with in four miles to a beach and six miles to another beach!

We can drive one half hour back here to North Myrtle Beach.

We are in a new development – and right in the middle of a dozen golf courses!

We are in the country but a mile and one half to a gas station and a couple miles to a Publix!

In November we signed our contract and made all our selections.

We are on schedule for a early June closing!

We will walk a beach everyday – which has been our dream – we have a community of neighbors we have already met.
Our new home – roof done – siding almost done – stacked stone done – doors and windows – done – plumbing done – electrical done – insulation done – dry wall to start and by the time this is published – will be done – as will most of the inside – outside trim – almost done – utilities – connected – we are almost there!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World.

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD

MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

MY EMAIL: fitztdf@aol.com

SHERRY: CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH WEBSITE: http://www.sf.juiceplus.com EMAIL: ssherrylynn49@aol.com
PAPA’S WORLD livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa’s World – In a little over two months – we will leave this behind – another sunrise!

We have been here since 10-1-20 – and this never gets old – the view and sunrise each day!

Building our new home – coming back to here each day – soon – it will be over!

We have until the end of June here – a total of nine months-

We never expected to be here that long – but when we decided to build

We extended the months – hoping we would be done and able to move.

We have plans in case something prevents that!

Ready to move out – put excess in a strorage unit we have three miles from our new build

and move in with friends who have offered!

We moved everything we had in NVA in storage – down here so we could grab whatever we needed.

We should be able to move it a little at a time!

We are expecting to close early June and have been told we still are on schedule!

The house is sided and the trim done on the outside – the stacked stone is done.

The roof is complete as is the electrical and plumbing.

The doors and windows are all in and this week the insulation should be done

and dry wall next week.

We are moving forward – and we have memories and pictures such as these!

We love it here – but – no garage and not enough storage space for what we have.

This area is great and we are only one half hour away.

We can visit anytime we want – there is parking by the beach.

One more view – one more sunrise.

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD

MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

SHERRY: CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

SHERRY’S WEB SITE: http://www.sf.juiceplus.com BUSINESS – NETWORK MARKETING THE JUICE PLUS CO.

SHERRY’S EMAIL: ssherrylynn49@aol.com

SHERRY’S BUSINESS PARTNERS: TEAM GENERATIONS

Papa’s World – 2-25-21 – warm – sunshine – beach walk – people in the water!

Near the end of Feb. warm sunny day – people actually in the water!

I am loving this weather down here in S.C at North Myrtle Beach!

This day – it was between 70 and 75 degrees!

Sherry walking toward the surf – tide is going out – beach is getting wide!

Our life has changed – beach life has now become our norm!

The surf – sand and water – everyday – count our blessings!

We have always loved the ocean – sand – and warmth!

When our new house is finished – we are only 30 minutes away from this!

And – where our home is situated – 4 and 6 miles to two different beaches!

The sound of the surf when it is calm – the sun – and smell – draw us each day!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa – living life to the fullest – one day at a time!

CLICK ON: LIKE

CLICK ON: SUBSCRIBE

You will get a email when I blog – read and delete – it costs nothing! IT IS FREE!

Papa’s World – when friends John and Nancy visit – walk – cards – Rummikub!

The view they saw from the living room!

John and Nancy live in Charleston S.C

a little over two hours away.

We have known them for years as we all were members

of Community Lutheran Church back in Sterling Va.

They moved about six months before we did

and we visited them a year ago on our return trip from Florida.

John Sherry Nancy Papa

A couple months ago – we had met half way for lunch

in Georgetown S.C.

This time – we played cards – put a puzzle together – played Rummikub

and took a walk on the beach!

Along our walk – numerous ducks and waterfowl
And the white ducks sleeping and the Swans!

It was a delighful day and night and following day

With lunch in Calabash

and a trip to see our house being built!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

Nancy and Sherry on the Lanai!

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD MY BLOG: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

click on: LIKE

click on: SUBSCRIBE ( you will get a email when I blog) it cost nothing! “FREE”!

PAPA’S WORLD: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa’s World 0 Sunrise before we left to go back to NVA!

The morning sunrise!

The day we left to venture back to Northern Virginia –

I glanced out the sliding glass doors and this is what I saw!

The swans cruising around the bend.

I also looked for the swans – we have three of them now –

and here they came – gliding past the other community pool –

These two hand out around our end –

While the lone swan hangs down on the other end.

These two are mates and will not let the lone swan near them.

I have seen what I think to be the male of the two –

Make a beeline toward the lone swan –

enough so that the lone swan takes off flying over the lake and lands at the far end!

In a few days we will head back down to S.C. once again to “HOME”!

Funny how that has worked out – we are very comfortable with the area now!

And – as much as we love our family time and visiting –

Home is where our hearts are now – the new build and the excitement

of the family visiting us!

I always remember our past – all the places we called home!

Our current view that I will miss!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

WHERE FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

Debby Mike Papa Sherry Sarah Maddy Ella

MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD MY BLOG: livinglifedoigitmyway.blog

CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH : Sherry Fitzsimmons HER SITE: http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

HER BUSINESS: HOME NETWORKING NO INVENTORY WEBSITE INCLUDED 15 YEARS & COUNTING

CHILDREN’S HEALTH STUDY : Ages 4 to 19 – FREE with a ADULT for up to FOUR YEARS!

CHILDREN’S HEALTH STUDY: COLLEGE – 19 to 22 – FREE WITH A ADULT SPONSOR!

Standing in the Company : SENIOR SALES COORDINATOR.

Papa’s World – Swans – they come and go – and bring joy and smiles for us!

We never know when the Swans will show up – first there were three – now there are two – you look outside and there they are.

I have seen them fly in one time – I have seen them take off and fly to the other end.

But I have never seen them fly off and leave!

But – when they are here – I find myself often glancing out of the lanai

searching for them cruising around –

or up on the bank – at the foot of the next condo!

I wonder to myself – what happened to the third one?

When they first appeared – there were three – and the big one would lead the other two around.

Then one day two disappeared and the one would just sort of hang out by itself

in the area all three would be.

After a week – I watched as the two flew in –

right outside the lanai – so close I felt like I could touch them.

And they landed just short of the fountain you see here.

The third hurried over to them!

Here they are right below the lanai

The last several times – they all left and only two have returned.

I believe they are a pair – the third – I do not know – but it was as if –

it was always leading and protecting them.

Back when all three were here – the one to the left would chase the geese away!

Now – we only ever see the two!

But – we enjoy them all the same!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

PAPA’S WORLD – LIKE – SUBSCRIBE – IT IS ALL FREE! livinglifedoingitmyway.blog sign up!

Papa’s World – our ever changing life at Ocean Keyes -North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Our dining room – living room – double entrance to the Lanai – and the water beyond!

We first rented this for three months – not knowing where we would be.

Then in November – after six weeks of house hunting –

We decided it was just as cost effective to build!

You see – in our price range – we found a lot of houses – condo’s

But each one we liked – there had to be things done!

When you are like me – this can happen! LOL

We could do these things – but it would take time and money.

Plus – another cost was to furnish it!

We sold almost all our furniture – and you can not just hire someone

Most will put you on a list!

Playing a game while eating dinner on the Lanai!

So – we extended our time here – and found a building development

one half hour away into N.C. – close to two beaches for our walks and company

And made our selections – everything we wanted and still in our price range.

What we will be doing off and on until our house is built! Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

We will be here until the end of June!

Our house is suppose to be finished by the end of May!

That will give us time to get our stored stuff moved down here

and Sherry does what she loves to do – SHOP!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

I will continue in my next blog!

If you wish to follow along – just do the following – and IT IS FREE!

MY SITE: Papa’s World – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

click on: LIKE

click on: SUBSCRIBE!

Sherry and Papa – our ever changing life at Ocean Keyes – North Myrtle Beach – S.C.

PAPA’S WORLD – livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

Papa,s World – Brook Green – Night of 1000 candles – near Pawley’s Island-S.C.

The night before we came back home to N.VA. – we drove 45 minutes South

Near Pawley’s Island S.C

to “BROOK GREEN”!

( and we will go back in warmer weather – to see it again in daylight!)

Huge Oak trees – with hanging lights – almost from the top!
Reflections in the water of lights!

The whole place – hundreds of acres – is dressed up in colored themes –

and over 1000 candles lit by hand!

Bronze statues are everywhere!

Some of the 1000 candles lit by hand!
Candles and lights – everywhere we went – a different theme – and colorful lights!
There were food trucks and a tent set up with drinks – hot chocolate – coffee and tea as well as water – soft drinks and beer!
So many different areas lit up – hard to capture them all!
You had to stay on the paths – and after dark – you could easily get lost in the maze of light!
Hanging moss lit up!
Paper lanterns lit in red and white colors!
Like fire flies in the sunset!
Sculptures with light reflecting on the water!

There must be a lot of volunteers to do all of this!

And – we only saw part of the park –

there also is a zoo here but was closed!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

My site : livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

click on : LIKE

click on : SUBSCRIBE

IT’S ALL FREE to READ THE BLOGS – a EMAIL WILL BE SENT – READ AND DELETE – IT IS THAT SIMPLE!
WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!