I'm sure you've probably heard the old saying, all good things come to an end. If you received this blog post its because at some point over the last several years you purchased something from us here at Slapp Creek. I want to let you know that I very much appreciate your business and interest in Slapp Creek. I'd also like you to know that after 8 pretty awesome years we will be closing up shop at the end of 2017.
The good news in all of this is that everything in our shop is on sale! All remaining tshirts are marked down to $10 and the best selling "Gone, But Not Forgotten, Virginia Beach" has been marked down to $15.00. With the holidays quickly approaching, its a great opportunity to pick up some great "memories" for that someone special who loves Virginia Beach.
So, whats next? I've always promoted the philosophy that you should find the things that bring you joy and peace in life and then follow them with a passion. That philosophy was the spark for Slapp Creek but now the path is changing.
Writing has been a passion of mine ever since my brother and I wrote "Gone, But Not Forgotten, Virginia Beach" in 2008. In January of 2016 I started writing for a blog: Intentional Faith with Shep Jordan. In the beginning it was just a side gig but now I am all in.
Thanks again for your patronage over the years and I hope our paths will cross again some day.
All the best!
Don't know if you noticed, but today is Groundhog Day. I don't really place much faith in the concept of being able to predict how much longer winter will last based on whether or not Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow. Apparently no shadow was cast this morning when Phil peeked out of his hole which means we will have an early spring. I've always wondered what they mean when they say we'll have an early spring. Technically, as of today we have 46 days until the Spring Equinox on March 20. As I recall, we've had some of our worst winter storms in late March and early April. We'll see.
I can tell you that here at Slapp Creek, we're not big fans of the winter season. We prefer long days of sunlight and warm temps. For us the Spring Equinox is a big deal simply because it means the hours of sunlight are gradually increasing and the lazy, hazy days of summer are not far behind.
For some reason it seems most of our fondest memories come from summer time and summer activities. Can you believe that this summer will mark the 10th anniversary of the closing of Duck-In and the legendary Beach Parties they had there? We also just learned that another venerable old establishment, Charlie's Seafood Restaurant will close this month. They had some of the best she-crab soup I ever tasted!
In honor of Phil, Charlie's and Duck-In, we decided we don't want to wait till the days get longer and the temps warm up to have that good summer time feeling.
So, until the Spring Equinox on March 20th, we're having our 1st Annual Dead of Winter sale to help perk up our (and your) spirits!
All Duck-In, Shack, and 100 Years of Surfing tshirts have been reduced up to 20%!
Here in our hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia the sport of surfing is a pretty big deal and an important part of our city’s identity. The East Coast Surfing Championship has been held here since 1963 and is the second longest, continuously run surf contest in the world! It will kick off its 53rd year on August 16th.Read More
Through our relationship with our affiliated company, Jordan Bros. Group, LLC, we have been involved with every phase of publishing since the late ‘70s. It’s an understatement to say that a lot has changed in the publishing industry since those days and technology has made it possible for virtually anyone to get published.Read More
We designed this information sheet to help guide you through the process of placing a screen-printing or embroidery order. Over the years, we’ve rarely seen a job that wasn’t needed by “yesterday”. So, understanding a few of the basics that we share here will help you to provide us with the information we need to get your job done right and in a timely fashion.Read More
We encourage you to take full advantage of our online catalog. Before you start though, here are some pointers to help you navigate your way to finding just the right productRead More
If you've ever tried to become a serious blogger, you know there are a handful of "rules" that you must follow to have a reasonable chance at being taken seriously and developing a dedicated following. The first rule, which I have already failed at miserably, is to be consistent in providing new posts and not go long periods of time between posts.Read More
When I started Slapp Creek in 2009, I had just lost my job after 15 years in the education field, I was recovering from surgery to repair an ankle broken in two places and my then 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Pretty good time to start a new business, wouldn't you say? Not to mention the health of the economy back then.Read More