Getting Handy

We are now almost done with the second month in our house. It is still a work in progress. Here are a few of the things we have done since the last post. We had some nice Adirondack rocking chairs and a table built by a local wood shop. We are in the process of painting them. I’ll post a…

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Settling In

We have now been in our new home for a full month. We are slowly but surely getting settled and making the place our own. We have painted a few rooms, added some furnishings, and beginning to decorate for Halloween. In our bedroom, we changed out the dark brown blinds for nice white ones that can open from the top…

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One Week and One Hurricane

So, this Thursday we celebrated one week of being homeowners. Mother Nature decided to participate in that celebration by sending Hurricane Dorian. Spoiler Alert: we survived without any damage. It was a whole different feeling weathering a storm knowing we would be responsible for repairing any damages. Big thank you to my mom for helping me bring stuff from storage…

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Home Sweet Home

Well….we are gypsies no more. After a year and a half of traveling around the country, we have decided to make Southport, NC our permanent home. We started here as just another stop along the way. After being in Southport for a little bit of time we kind of fell in love with the town. So much so that we…

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Sunsets and Sharks

We haven’t done any real adventuring lately, but we have seen some beautiful sunsets on our evening walks. Here are some of those sunsets. We did meet up with some friends from Rockingham for dinner one night in North Myrtle Beach. It was good to hang out with them for the evening. While there, we swung by a winery to…

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NC 4th of July Festival

Today we headed out to enjoy the festivities of the 4th. We first went out to watch the parade. Holy cow, it was HOT and there were tons of people. The parade lasted for over an hour. It was a good parade even though there was no candy thrown. Here are some pictures from the parade. Here’s the food truck…

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Gearing Up for the 4th

Southport has been getting ready for the 4th of July for a couple of weeks now. Most of the businesses, houses, and golf carts in town are decked out in red, white, and blue. Here are some pictures from around town. Here are some of the beautiful sunsets we have seen this week on our walks. Last night they had…

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Happy Anniversary to Us

Today we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We started the day early by heading the ferry terminal to catch a ride over to Ft. Fisher. The day was forecasted to be beautiful, but it started out with some serious thunder, lightning, and rain. By the time we made it to our destination, the weather had cleared up and the sun…

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Waterfront Fun

We go for a walk or bike ride almost every evening down to the waterfront. Sometimes we find an Adirondack under the live oaks, sometimes we enjoy a swing along the walkway, other times we just walk around or find a spot at the American Fish Company. No matter where we end up, there is always good people, bird, and…

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USS North Carolina

Today, we got an early start and headed to Wilmington to tour the battleship USS North Carolina. The battleship is fascinating but it was soooo hot on the lower decks. We were the first people there and pretty much had the ship to ourselves in the beginning. I can’t imagine being down there with a bunch of people in the…

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