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The Calm Before the Storm – Evacuating Topsail Island, NC for Hurricane Florence

It is amazing how peaceful and beautiful it is today, while we await a massive storm. The streets are empty and many homes are boarded up in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Florence. The mandatory evacuation was effective this morning at 8:00am. After leaving the island, no one can return without showing proof of residency.

It is discouraging to leave your home and belongings, not knowing if they will be there when you return. Yet safety has to be the main priority. I gathered as many of my favorite items as possible. However, the most valuable items were my cherished pictures, important documents, clothes, my son’s favorite toys (a bundle of stuffed penguins and legos), my dog, and my cat. ❤️

I am sending best wishes and positive vibes to everyone preparing for Hurricane Florence. Here’s to knowing that things always work out, and not only surviving but thriving… 🌈

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Snow Factory

Our featured business this week is the Snow Factory. The Snow Factory specializes in Tai Ice Cream, which is mixed and topped with ingredients of your choice. In addition to watching your ice cream being made, customers are welcome to leave messages on post-it notes. The Snow Factory is located on Topsail Island at 124 N. New River Drive in Surf City.

Gorgeous Day on Topsail

The warmer weather is finally back, although cooler temperatures will return soon. Regardless, it’s a gorgeous day to be on Topsail Island!

Wacky Weather on Topsail

It was an interesting weekend with the changing temperatures. Friday afternoon was warm and people were enjoying the beach. It felt as if summer was close by. Children were laughing, playing, and building sand castles. People were fishing and putting up tents.

Then Saturday afternoon, the rain started and it turned cold in the evening. It was still chilly today and by 6:00pm this evening, I didn’t see anyone on Topsail Beach. Here’s to warmer weather soon! 😀

Santino’s Pizza & More

A popular restaurant on Topsail Island is Santino’s Pizza & More. My son loves their cheese pizza. The food is terrific and the customer service is outstanding.

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Treasures on the Shore

There were a good amount of shells on the beach yesterday.

Here are a few pictures of shells and stones that I found while walking on the beach.

Kites on Topsail

It was another beautiful day! It’s nice to see people having fun and flying kites.

Happy Easter and Welcome Back!

It was a beautiful weekend on Topsail Island. It was good to see the tourists coming back and having fun. 😀🌷

Pelican’s Snowballs

The weather is warming up! It’s time for snowballs at Pelican’s Snowballs! 😀 Yummy!