Time For Organizing

9/1/13 Sunday at Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

To the lodge after our routine, for visiting (plus a doughnut for John). I got the blog posted while listening to all the conversation about RV troubles, then it was time for church.

Got home for lunch. The rest of “our gang” took off for Hubbard House and the Maritime Museum, so we thought this would be a great time to get some things organized.

Just a note: yesterday our load of towels didn’t really dry right. They got stuck to the drum! I’ll need to call Splendid when the holidays are over to find out what we need to do. A fellow camper (Chuck) thought it sounded like the water pump may be going out. Makes sense.

For the afternoon, John and I gathered information and drew up a plan for our upcoming adventure. Tuesday we’ll be moving on to Port Clinton, OH for a few days, then on to Decatur, IN on 9/6. When we get there we’ll show the technicians our RV issues. That’s a Friday and they’ll be leaving work by 2:30 pm, so that’s why we’ll be there then. Sunday (9/8) we’ll drive the car to my sister’s place for the night, then Monday (9/9) we’ll drive ourselves to a Motel at the Baltimore Airport. Bright and early Tuesday (9/10) we’ll board our plane for Seattle (via Chicago). When we get there we’ll rent a car and drive to Leavenworth where we’ll settle into our WorldMark condo there. We’ll spend the next week preparing for and enjoying John’s mom’s 90th birthday celebration. Our sons will be there too, Justin with his family, will be able to stay with us in the condo. On Monday (9/16) we’ll drive our rental car to Seattle and check into our Hotel at the airport. This was so we could get on our early early morning flight Tuesday, for Baltimore via Denver. We should arrive at Baltimore in the afternoon, where we’ll pick up our car and drive to Morgantown, WV, for our break at my sister’s place. Wednesday (9/18) we drive back to Decatur, IN and Miss Zanzibar.

Really hope we have everything we need for this wild traveling. NOTE: I will be taking a BLOG BREAK during this crazy time traveling and with family.

After we got the details down for that trip, I got my photos organized and saved to an external hard drive. During all this, it proceeded to POUR. John called his brother (Happy Anniversary Larry and Karen!) and sister (organizer of the big birthday party). We walked to the lodge with our computers, so walking back would not be a good idea. John, being my knight in shining armor waited for the rain to back off some, then walked to our car and drove it to the lodge. Of course, THAT’S when the clouds parted and the sun burst through! As we were gathering up our computers, another camper we’d met earlier came in with his computer. We got talking, mentioning the campground we were trying to reserve that seemed out of our reach. He knew that campground, telling us that it was very popular and likely not available to us when we wanted to go. He gave his recommendations (he’s from North Carolina), so that was very encouraging. We finally got back to Miss Zanzibar about 5 pm. As we started getting air into the rig, Chuck and Lorraine came by, inviting us to enjoy some burgers at Steak & Shake with the other Lewis and Clark members.

We had a marvelous time, great food, and great conversation, then we got home and John wanted to play cards! We had a great time and he won handily 33 to 45. We played a game we learned from some other campers called 13. He only won 2 of the 11 hands and you play for low score. Cards left in your hand count against you, at face value.


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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