Moving on – to Jefferson, OH: Yes, Where We Recently Spent a Month!

8/27/13 Tuesday at Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

Note:  we’re spending all this time in the area so we don’t burn gas going farther away, just to drive back for our repair appointment in Decatur. IN.

Getting ready to leave this morning was pretty easy, since the scary difficult things (slides) had been done yesterday and because there was no big hurry to leave early. Originally, we’d planned to leave at 10:30 am, but the rain/thunderstorms were predicted to come, possibly, before noon, so John decided we’d leave earlier. Don walked over to say good by when he saw John putting our last (bedroom) slide in. As we were sharing, our closer neighbor, Dick, who’d helped us get that D/S in yesterday joined us. I hope they get to know one another now, because they both spend a lot of time at this resort.

Trips are so much easier when they are 30 miles and I get to drive the car. Maybe because I’m in control, or maybe because I’m not hearing and feeling the RV shake and rattle, but I really am more relaxed driving the car.

Of course, the rain started shortly before we arrived and continued as we tried to level the rig (they call them units here). The P/S managed to sort of settle itself, so it wasn’t smashed against the mirror inside like it had been at Pymatuning, so we decided to try putting that slide out. It seems fine. Crossing fingers it’ll go back in okay. Thus, having arrived at 10:45 am, we were able to sit down to lunch before noon. Plus the rain had stopped by then!!! Still very muggy, so, with 30 amp power, sewer, water & TV reception, we got the windows open and fans running.

Note: At Pymatuning they called the bathroom (in the South bathhouses) a “Comfort Station”.

IMG_1653 IMG_1654Speaking of differences, When we went to the Giant Eagle in PA, we traveled on PA 18, where the signs noted that you could not make a left turn off that road (you could take a right that curved around so you could then cross PA 18). Also, signs on this road noted that you couldn’t even make a right turn if the light was red. All for safety, I’m sure, but it seems a lot more expensive.

For the afternoon, we read. Nice.

How soon we forget – that the Internet service here is bad. I couldn’t even get on, using the hotspot on my cell phone. I suspect the heavy clouds may be adding more barriers as well. So we pretty much stayed inside the rig and read. Of course, it was muggy, hot, but it didn’t rain after we were set up.

I whipped up our enchilada recipe, but instead of baking it in the convection oven (so much heat), I tried just microwaving it (all the items were cooked, just needed heating up). A 2 qt. Casserole of 4-6 servings should heat well with 50% power for 12-15 minutes. It worked!! Yahoo!

We even braved our campground walk under heavy clouds. Our evening fun was reading and watching our tape of the CMA music show. I made sure our cloths were placed for catching the water overnight, since storms were predicted. In fact, a big one started off before 10 pm.


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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