Hunkered Down at the Campground

7/19/13 Friday at Wellington, OH (Findley State Park-$27/night)

Another hot day, but we decided to take it easy and check out our Campground. In the morning, just as we were about to leave for the Farmer’s Market, we got talking with the camp hosts. They are thinking of traveling in their RV when they retire in the next few years, so we shared ideas. They wondered if we had enough to do. Oh, yeah. They told us our new neighbors (drove in last night) are from Spokane, so they wondered if we were together. We said no, but we wanted to meet them. Unfortunately, they had to tell our new neighbors that they needed to move today, to another site, because this one is reserved for another starting today. So we scooted over to introduce ourselves before they disappeared in this rather large park. We had the best of times sharing, then, at 11:00 we finally got going to town.

Once there, we found the Middle School (the camp hosts told us where the Farmer’s Market was held), only to see that they are open 5-7 pm. Bummer. While there, we drove around trying to figure out how we’ll leave Tuesday when OH 58 is closed here, the road we need to take. Since it’s a small town, the side streets were not so conducive to a big rig like ours, but we found something that may do. Plus John figured we’d best wait to hook up the car until after that detour, so we finally found a place that would work.

By the time we got back, it was lunch time! Then, I started reading, John working on his spreadsheets. Pretty soon I felt sleepy (siesta time), so I took a nap. I woke up to John watching Bonanza, still working at his spreadsheets. He was playing with the idea of our selling our assets (house, vehicles), then traveling on a cruise ship for a year or two. I don’t see it. THAT could get boring, I think.

Got back to working on the blog posts then. John sauntered down to the lake here, noting when he got back that it’s pretty warm!

After supper we got a call from our Spokane Rvers: time for our wine get together. Since they were not that far away, we walked. We had a great time sharing tales. I’m afraid John and I hogged that end of the conversation. Before you knew it, time to head back home for bedtime.


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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