The next chapter: On September 15, Larry retired from the University of Wyoming where he had worked for 37 years. Now he, Lesley, and her sister, Margaret, are getting ready to move to their new home in Holly Ridge, North Carolina, behind enchanting Topsail Island. Our new home, currently being built, will be about a half mile from Stump Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway separating the mainland from Topsail. A swim in the ocean is less than 15 minutes away.   

Why North Carolina?

Because,Topsail. Topsail Island is a narrow barrier island south of the famed Outer Banks, and just north of Wilmington, NC. Lesley and Margaret discovered Topsail in 2011, after their "cousins reunion" on the Outer Banks was disrupted by Hurricane Irene, and we've been returning to it as often as we can. When we realized that we could buy or build a home on the mainland off Topsail, for less than a similar home in Laramie, we wondered, "why not?" Soon after, "why not?" became "When?"

New Home  

102 Mardella Way, Holly Ridge, NC, in the Preserve at Morris Landing community, will be our new home. We plan to put our feet up there in November 2014.