Moving on – to Wildwood, FL.

12/10/13 Tuesday at Wildwood, FL (Three Flags-TT/MA)

Left just after 8:30 am, so we were concerned about running into commuter traffic. Luckily, they seem to have planned for all that and we never had any bad congestion as we skirted Jacksonville, FL. Lots of palm trees and signs about their laws as we entered Florida. No adventures on this trek. What’s up with that? Maybe we’re getting more accomplished at preventing them? Our tire monitor shows high psi on one of the car tires but John said it was okay and he’d check it out at the campground, when the tire is cool.

Our afternoon was pretty basic: I took a nap, then John did. We didn’t sleep all that well last night. Our 10 year old mattress is sagging, so we think that’s an issue to address. We explored the campground. Nice place, with a heated pool even. Lots of activities like shuffleboard and pickleboard. No WiFi, but they do have full hookups, 50 amps (no extra charge), very good cell phone coverage and even TV satellite reception. Spacious sites, we even get a concrete pad. I’d washed some microfiber cloths by hand (fabric softener remaining in the washer/dryer would lessen their absorbent qualities) and put them on a dryer rack outside to dry. It had been hot & sunny but we noticed clouds gathering as we returned to our rig. I said it’s not likely to rain. Well, about time to get started on dinner, John noticed it was raining. Did I ever move to get those cloths inside. They weren’t too wet, thank heavens.

It gets dark by 5 pm now, so we take it easy indoors.

So ends another good day in the South. Not trying to rub it in for those who are getting snow now….


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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