Cramped Day

4/27/13 Saturday at Hohenwald, TN ( Natchez Trace Wilderness Campground-TT)

Slept in. We experienced heavy thunder, lightening and rain until midnight. I didn’t wake up again until 3 am, then 4 am (you get the picture). It rained on and off from about 3 am. SO I am immensely grateful that John got our slides in (I helped, pushing the buttons). Sure enough, there was a layer of water on top of our passenger side slide this morning, but, now that we know it leaks there, we used a chamois cloth to clear off that water.

So, we’ve spent this entire day in our cramped RV. I got laundry going. We did take a break at the lodge for doughnuts (John) and I tried to post the blog but their Internet didn’t work.

After lunch I took a nap, then researched our RV repair options (the torn topper awnings). After much effort on my part, John (who watched golf all day) mentioned calling the TT campground in Clinton, IN, for their recommendations. They had one, so we’re trying to get in touch with them (Country Camping Center at Chrisman, IL).

John made a great taco soup for supper, then we went to the lodge for a movie, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”. Sweet. Lovely comment on how it feels to be parents. We walked back to our rig grateful it wasn’t raining yet – we’d left the vent open. Once there we saw that heavy rains were coming our way, so we went to bed with everything all closed up.


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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