On Topsail Island

My trip got moved back a day, but here I am! I arrived around 2:30, settled into my neighbor’s GORGEOUS condo in north topsail. (I’ll get some pictures up tomorrow). I got some groceries, then went for a drive. Hardly saw a soul! Tuesdays in October are not a hot time in Topsail. That’s fine, but I was feeling kind of lonely. I decided to look for a bookstore, remembering the Quarter Moon Bookstore from the only other time I was here. I got lost (how do you get lost on an island with one main road??) so I stopped in a real estate office. Turns out the woman I asked is a reader of my books! Her name’s Lottie and she was alsmost as happy to meet me as I was to meet her. She’s going to try to set up a meeting for me tomorrow with someone very familiar with the area. That’ll be great, because I can already see my story has some geographic problems I’ll need to solve. Then Thursday morning, I meet with the firechief.
I’m typing this from the only place I could find with internet access, The Pony Express, which is a printing/copy place and it closes in three minutes! So I’ll sign off for tonight and check in again sometime tomorrow.


  1. Krysia on October 3, 2006 at 10:22 pm

    getting lost
    same way people here get lost in a town (looking for the gas station) with 3 roads total which in those 3 roads has a gas station, bar (only reason it’s classified as a town) and a church. enjoy the island..

  2. Kathy Holmes on October 4, 2006 at 7:52 am

    Looking forward to seeing the pics. We may be heading up that way next month.

  3. Margo on October 4, 2006 at 8:44 am

    I can’t wait to see pics of Topsail Beach…have a great stay on the island!

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