A PHLOCKING WEEKEND

Can you believe it is the middle of April already? I hope you have your taxes done because you don’t want to be staying home working on them this weekend. Not when you can take the whole family to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in the Town of Oak Island, NC and enjoy loads of fun. So, what’s so much fun about going to an airport? There will be a whole lot of phlocking going on. Read on…..

Saturday morning, April 1, 2016, will begin at 8 AM when all the ‘Parrotheads’ will phlock together for the Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 Marathon 10K/5K Run/Walk on Oak Island, NC.

You and your phlock can fly over to the jetport between 8:30 and 11:30 for an all you can eat pancake breakfast to start your day of fun. From 9 AM until to 11 AM, you can indulge your inner artist by participating in the ‘Chalk Art on the Apron’ where artbirds will decorate the dance floor at the west ramp. (Call the chamber to sign up) From  9 AM until 2 PM you can take in the ‘Wings and Wheels’ show with classic cars, airplanes and helicopters. From 9 AM until 5 PM a World War II C-4 airplane will be available for touring. After the tours, the plane will take off and air drop 200 Hershey’s candy bars onto the airfield. From 3:30 PM until 9:30 PM, you can dance to the music at the Phlock to the Beach Concert provided by the Mango Boys and the Coco Loco Party Band.

 

 

THINK OUTSIDE THE (VALENTINE) BOX

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and all the traditions prevail. The florists in Brunswick County, NC are swamped with orders for red roses and are frantically trying to fulfill them all. Restaurant reservations are nearly filled and a number of restaurants are offering special Valentine’s Day menus. The jewelry stores have seen an upswing in sales recently. Many of these sales include hearts on the necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The shops are full of Valentine’s Day cards and candy in heart shaped boxes. This is all wonderful. However, if you are considering doing something special to celebrate, here are a few ideas:

Why not take to the air? High Tide Helicopters and Brunswick Air, both located at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, NC, offer tours of the area with a different – and beautiful – perspective. What a fun way to celebrate!

Instead of heading home after the festivities, why not book one of the historic and lovely Bed & Breakfasts. You can spend a cozy evening together and wake up to a scrumptious prepared breakfast the next morning. Even better, book it for the weekend!

If the ocean is your passion, you might consider booking a house on the beach. The winter rates are still in effect, and this is the time of the year when you can watch the sun rise and set over the ocean. Just imagine going to sleep with the sound of the sea as your lullaby!

(Photo courtesy of Keith Green)

TAKE A TOUR

You have been to the beach. Maybe you have gotten a bit too much sun. You have done your shopping and have your car loaded with all the gifts and souvenirs it will hold. Your vacation is not yet over and you are looking for something interesting and stimulating to do with your time. Why not consider taking a tour to learn about the area in which you have been enjoying yourself so much. You can just sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery – maybe take some pics – while someone else does the driving and tells you things you would never have guessed on your own.

On Bald Head Island, you can take the Bald Head Island Historic Tour which includes free entry to the Old Baldy Lighthouse and the Museum. ( http://southport.insiderinfo.us/attractions/tours/bald-head-island-historic-tour/profile/)

If you are feeling energetic you might enjoy the Historic Southport Bicycle Tour – and you don’t need to have your own bicycle. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/attractions/tours/historical-southport-bicycle-tours/profile/)

How about a tour from the air? Take yourself out to Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island and check out High Tide Helicopters as well as some other air tours. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/attractions/tours/high-tide-helicopters/profile/)