Visiting Day, With Lewis and Clark Chapter Members

8/30/13 Friday at Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

Our usual routine included posting the blog (while John researched RVs) until noon. We excitedly welcomed Susan/Bill and Larry/Gail to Kenisee Lake, then let them get settled in. A while later I was finished with the blog, so we got some lunch, then found our friends’ sites and started visiting at Larry’s place. Lorraine and Chuck were already there. After some time, the heat and very small breezes were getting to us all, so we moved over to Susan’s site. Ah, she sure knows how to pick ’em: shady tree and good, strong breezes. Thus we hung out until Lorraine and Chuck left to get ready the dinner they had planned for the travelers. John and I were providing a green salad, so soon I was getting that prepared.

Dinner was planned for 5 pm, but we all gathered at Chuck/Lorraine’s before then, helping move the picnic table. We found shade in the site next to them, so settled our circle of chairs there and commenced a great visiting session. Wonderful dinner, Lorraine/Chuck, and a fabulous idea! We enjoyed her watermelon, potato salad, and barbecued chicken (SO moist). Wow, then that was topped off with root beer floats and raspberry pie. Thus, after that meal, we just couldn’t move and stayed visiting until it started to get dark.

At home we got our air conditioning going so that by the time we were ready for bed, it was cool, then we turned it off (so loud) and used a small fan in our bedroom to cool ourselves.

Ah, friends, the spice of life!

Note re Lewis and Clark Chapter: We all just happened to land at this park at this time, none of that was planned. We are all members of a local FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) chapter. It’s parameters are people who belong to FMCA and Thousand Trails and love to have fun.

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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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