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Fiction Kitchen

[Show picture list] Joy and I met with my sisters and niece for dinner last night.  My niece is a vegan who cheerfully finds something to eat at carnivore restaurants.  But last night she had suggested that we meet at a vegan restaurant of which she had heard.  I liked that Fiction Kitchen focused on […]

February Comes to Oak Island

Runtime 1 Minute Click for Album Okay, if you’re one of those people who think that you do not want to go to the beach in the wintertime, you need to look at this video. Check out the cool stuff that Joy found along the beach as we went for short walk. The shell is […]

North Carolina Aquarium

Joy and I decided that we would visit the North Carolina aquarium at Fort Fisher. It was a short ferry ride from neighboring Southport. If you are in the area of Southport or Oak Island or Kure Beach, you definitely want to go visit this aquarium. While it may not be as large or extensive […]

A Walk on the Beach

Joy and I enjoyed a walk down “our” beach Sunday morning. We saw ghost crabs, schools of mullets, the sun rising over the Ocean Crest Pier, and bunches of dolphins. The video includes both still images and video clips to share a little taste of life on Oak Island, NC. Join us for a walk […]

2012 Labor Day on “Our” Island

View Album Joy and I had reserved a week at our rental property. Mom and Dad called a couple of days before we left and surprised us with their being able to join us for the week. As if that wasn’t sweet enough, my niece and her fiance were able to join us for the […]

Easter 2012

View Album As always, we enjoyed our Easter gathering at Aunt Susie’s. There was a lot of good food, including the jello salad Susie made from Grandmother’s recipe. But, of course, what we really look forward to is just having the family gathered together. Dr. Steel, Will, Alex, Cassandra, Sera, and Shelby were sorely missed. […]

2011 Thanksgiving

View Album Janet, thank you again for hosting us. Your home was beautifully decorated and your hospitality was appreciated by us all. It was wonderful to have so many gathered and we missed those who couldn’t join us. Click on the picture to see a slideshow or the caption to look at individual pictures. I […]

Pullen Park Reopens

Closed in 2010 for renovations, historic Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC reopened today. Founded in 1887 this 68 acre park is one of many reasons Raleigh is considered one of the best cities in America to live. The City of Oaks is a city with an abundance of charming parks. But if you like a […]

Caswell Beach, NC

What’s better than a beach? A beach with friends. This weekend the Walshes graciously hosted us at their new beach house. Caswell Beach is located just below the mouth of the Cape Fear River between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. I appreciated that the homes on Caswell Beach were behind the dunes and not sitting right […]

Beautiful Weekend

As the weather cools, North Carolina becomes a wonderful place to be out on the water. This morning was no different. I took the boat to the far end of the lake. A friend told me there was a dead tree where an osprey was hanging out down there. I bopped on down. No osprey. […]