Nuttin’ Much Day

10/22/13 Tuesday at Lenoir, NC (Green Mountain Park Resort-TT/MA)

Slept in until 8:30! Worked on routes in the near future and the blog. John worked at cleaning the bugs off our front cap and windshield. In the afternoon I uploaded the photos and posted on the blog while John cruised the Internet. We also got ideas for places to see around the area from a gentleman who lives in Greenville, NC. For fun we took a walk in the campground that was a sweet trail across then alongside a stream. It happened to also be a longer but far flatter approach to the “Great Hall” where we access the Internet. Until now we would climb a steep hill, then walk down a steep hill.

Images from our little trek:

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There was a little excitement at the end of our day.  Since it looked like it could hit freezing temperatures the next morning we decided to unhook the city water hose and use our fresh water.  After John got the city water off, he started his shower.  The water pump sounded like it was struggling, so I told him that maybe he didn’t turn something that he needed to outside.  He got dressed, checked things out, then returned.  I’m looking in the manual for some proof that something needed to be off before we use the water pump.  All I could figure was we couldn’t have city water coming in (if the hose is not attached surely that can’t happen) nor could we be filling the fresh water tank when trying to use the water pump.  All very logical.  John’s switch was to chose between filling the water tank and connecting to the city water so he didn’t see how that affected anything.  We tried the water pump again.  Maybe we just weren’t used to the sounds it makes.  He went ahead with his shower.  Now it looked like their wouldn’t be enough water for my shower, so I waited until tomorrow.  Such fun, adjusting to elements you’ve now used for a good while (water pumping fresh water for showers).  We normally would try to shower at a public bath house when we don’t have our own city water available.


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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