What we're about

Are you an active, adventurous 'TOP-of-the-World' happy, upbeat person who wants to live life to the fullest?

Do you want to get out of the house and have fun with other socially active people doing a variety of things? Do you want to go on day trips, weekend, and week-long get-a-ways to the beach, mountains, festivals, gardens, Castles, Caverns, towns and cities of interest? Parks, picnics, kayak/canoe, sail, ski, wine and beer tastings, festivals, hikes/walks and bike trips. Meet new people, make new friends, and maybe even find your soul mate?

If you said 'Yes' to any of the above, you belong with us. Welcome aboard, TOP-of-the-World Mate. You know how to live it up!

Upcoming events (4+)

Happy Hour&Dinner@Cooper Hawk Winery & Restaurant

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Ask for Dianne's reservation. We'll sit at a table and get happy hour specials and wine! (or you can be different and get beer)

This is a great upscale place with wine tastings on one side (where you enter) and a bar with a restuarant on the other side (where we'll eat drink and be merry).

I really enjoyed their soup and salad special (lobster bisque and wedge salad in the picture) and a wonderful glass of their house wine (they make their own).

They have a variety of wines and really good food. Unique choices and old fashioned ones too.

Check out their menu: https://chwinery.com/locations/maryland/rockville-md

Due to limited availability, we are not allowing guests at this event so please have them sign up as members. They get a free trial for 2 weeks and it's only $6 to join (annual fee).

All aboard mates!

Thai food to die for! @Ruan Thai

Needs a location

The Thai kill for food like this (step over them on your way in)! This place gets a WOW! rating **** boarding on OMG! (5 star) for a 4.7 star. Reasonable prices and most dishes are under $20. Place doesn't look like much but it tastes like heaven!

Look at their menu and also the reviews to get ideas which dishes to try.

Due to limited availability, we are not allowing guests at this event so please have them sign up as members. They get a free trial for 2 weeks and it's only $6 to join (annual fee).

All aboard mates!

New Buffet Brunch @Matchbox

Needs a location

Matchbox has a brand new brunch buffet on the weekends 10 am-3 pm. We're having a late brunch in the afternoon on their patio (if it doesn't rain; otherwise, we'll be inside).

Check out their buffet brunch menu fixed at $34.95:

All aboard mates!

Beach Vacation in Paradise! Ocracoke Island, OBX, NC. Best beach in the US!

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Have you always wanted to go to Paradise but didn't know where it was located? Look no further because we found it on Ocracoke island, Outer Banks (OBX), NC. It is better than Negril, Jamaica, with 16 miles of almost deserted beach; it's your own private island!

It is $500/person/week for one twin bed in a private bedroom. One bedroom with two twin beds is $1000 for two people/friends/couple. Clarification: If you are alone, you get the room to yourself for $500, but if with a friend, then you share it for $500 each unless no one else rents the other bedroom, then you can each have your own bedroom.

I can send pictures of the house and the island and links to the islands pictures and acticvities.

Price includes ONE week in a private twin bedroom with two twin beds (you can share the room with a friend but they pay $500). We have a private house located away from the other houses with wonderful views of the marsh's wildlife of herons, cranes, and other wildlife.

No hotels/motels or houses are allowed on the beach because Ocracoke island is a wildlife preserve with very few people, so in some spots on the beach you can go naked if you wish! They have great restaurants and a fresh seafood market. There are many other activities besides swimming at the beach including bike riding, parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, horse back riding, carriage riding, and boating. If you like fishing, you can fish from a 4x4 vehicle if you like (and they rent them too) or fish offshore or rent a boat or go on a chartered boat.

The cottage has WiFi, washer/dryer, kitchen (fully equipped & dishwasher), 1 full bathroom and two half bathrooms, living room with cable TV and movies and games and books, and a huge screened-in back porch overlooking a beautiful marsh with many birds and it has a picnic table, rocking chairs, and chairs, and there's a deck on the side of the house and one upstairs (besides the indoor shower in the bathroom, there is also an outdoor shower to wash the sand off your feet and rinse off the salt; I like showering outside!). Off street parking on a dead-end road. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, two with two twin beds and one with a king bed. The king bedroom is taken by a friendly married couple (friends of mine). Currently two twin bedrooms with two beds each are still available.

Time to have some real fun on a real beach deserted island with a small town with friendly people and a lot of fun activities, including shopping!

Activities: There's horseback riding on the beach ($60/hr), parasailing (~$60-80), sailing (sunset sail $50), fishing trips and boat rentals, 4x4 Jeep rentals (~$125/4 hrs.), bikes ($45/wk.), kayaks and canoes (~$85/wk), stand up sails, all day tours of nearby historic Portsmouth island with ATV riding (~$80), two different places to go on nature hikes (free), wild horses penned up, great food at their restaurants and cooking out on our grill with fresh fish from the seafood market; it's a surreal place. Or, you can just relax and read a book. A week isn't enough! So, we rented it for two weeks!

Meet at SmacNally's for a good, inexpensive outdoor dinner (fresh caught fish or whatever) on Silver Lake and then we'll go to our cottage on the marsh! Can meet at 5 or 6 pm or whenever you arrive or I can text you the address as it's easy to find.

You can shorten your drive by 2.5 hrs and save on gas if you take the ferry from Swan's Quarters that costs $15! Well worth it. Make your reservation ahead of time. Here is the link for the $15 ferry (last one is at 4:30 pm but be there by 4 pm and don't be late!):
https://www.google.com/search? Ei=ZJajXNnnBoyx5wLYqKyYCg&q=Swan+Quarter+Ocracoke+ferry&oq=Swan+Quarter+Ocracoke+ferry&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i20i263j0j0i22i30l[masked]..12126...1.0..0.115.1490.16j2......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j35i304i39j0i13i30j0i8i13i30j33i10j0i13.eJrxcvfCHUc

We'll have some dinners and lunches together and we can arrange to do some events together, but you will have a lot of free time to do anything you wish: shop, fish, history, golf cart driving around, scooters, parasailing, jet skiing, tanning on the beach, nature walks, kayaking in the sound or marsh areas, bike riding beer and wine tastings, etc.; there's so much to do!

No pets or smoking is allowed in the house, but you can board a dog or two nearby ($25/night) and smoke on the side deck. If you need to board a dog, contact me at [masked] (I am boarding my dog and I can take him out during the day any time and many times, so he goes to the beach with me and rides around in the golf cart too).

All aboard, mates!

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