Moving on – to Morgantown, WV, My Sister and Her Family

9/26/13 Wednesday at Morgantown, WV (Sand Springs RV Resort-GS)

On the road again….by 8:40 am! I-70 in this part of Ohio is beautiful-all the green rolling hills and trees are beautiful. Plus it joins with US 40-the National Road for a while, so we can say we traveled that road too! A mini adventure halfway along: we couldn’t stop at the appropriate rest area because it was so full that trucks were sitting in the exit lane, almost into the freeway. About half an hour later we were both really needing to go, so John saw and exit that had an entrance ramp and took it. Unfortunately, the same road that exited, at the bottom of it was where you entered. You’d have to make a U turn to go back onto the freeway. Ok for a car, but not a 40 foot bus pulling a car. He drove further, towards the entrance to I-70 North and found an open gravel area. There we stopped, did our business and he managed to squeak onto the I-70 North exit road, around the Stop sign, then back up our I-70 S entrance. Whew!

So this turned out to be a good journey: beginning with a drive on a twisty, hilly, narrow road for 8 miles (from our campground), then Interstate until the end, which was also drive on a twisty, hilly, narrow road (to our campground), but for only 2.5 miles, with one small mini adventure thrown in for good measure. Under 200 miles, too, which is our preference.

Our campground is on a hill (like Rocky Fork) and thick with trees, so even though we have full hookups, we don’t have TV (except local) or Internet. But, hey, we’re in the woods and that’s wonderful. You don’t need TV or the Internet to survive, but the woods are pretty essential to your spirit.

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Our front yard here

Our front yard here

Once here (in 3 hours) and settled in we had lunch. I, of course, felt like a nap. Then we went to my sister’s place and we all went out to dinner. A wonderful night of visiting followed!!!

PS: since it is a struggle to get Internet service here, I may not post all that often while here.

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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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