Moving on – to McQueeny, TX

2/25/13 Monday at McQueeny, TX (Sharon & Bob William’s Home – driveway)

Lots of wind predicted for today, so I’m concerned, but John assures me that the morning won’t be as bad as later in the afternoon. Although, we don’t want to leave before 9:30 am, so we won’t be in the midst of the commuting crowd in San Antonio.

We actually left around 9:45 am, after heartfelt goodbyes with Karen and Sherie. It was blustery and we had a number of intersections to navigate, but I was thinking positively.

John was his usual masterful self, we managed all our intersections, including getting onto Hwy151 from N1604 Loop, right after Hwy FM 471. THEN we got onto Hwy 90 which becomes I-10 and goes through San Antonio. Thankfully, since we were going through the city at 10:30-11:00, traffic was pretty light, so John kept us in the right lanes and we made it to Sharon’s at 11:15. Yea!!

The winds kept picking up, until they were a steady 25 mph, with gusts to 61 mph in San Antonio. One of the intersections we’d passed had grass fires, with traffic backed up. Lots of people lost power and 5 houses burnt down. The dogs in our neighborhood barked all day and into the night.

John spent the afternoon with Sharon as she ran errands while I, I took my “moving day” nap. When they returned they told us of several trees they saw that had fallen down.

For supper John and I cooked up a new recipe adding green/red peppers to our Spanish Rice recipe, then topping it with cheese. MMM Good.

We settled in our RV, with the wind still howling and the dogs barking. I told John to put earplugs for me on our shopping list.

After 10 pm the dogs finally quieted down.

Since we’re spending the next 10 days with Sharon and Bob as well as taking care of a number of maintenance issues, I’m taking a blog break. Enjoy the peace and quiet!!!

PS.  I thought I’d posted this entry, back on Tuesday.  Very sorry that you were kept in suspense all this time!

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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