Moving on – to Clermont, FL

2/18/14 Tuesday at Clermont, FL (Orlando-TT)

Once again, getting packed up and ready to go went smoothly (no troubles pulling out of our low spot) and we were off before 9 am. Also, the roads were good: 4 lane or more most of the way. Yes, we had traffic lights and lower speeds for the times we passed through towns but that’s just part of the journey.

The “adventure” this time is that as we were approaching the Orlando TT preserve we were distracted by a phone call and forgot to pay attention to the signs that would warn us that we were near. The campground signage is invisible until you are right on top of the intersection plus you need to be in the right turn lane. So John drove on a mile or two then deftly navigated a U turn on busy US 27.

The good news is that I love our spot. So level that we only needed one block for one tire and no jacks down. So firm because it’s of concrete. We face the East so we get sun on the passenger side but we have a lovely tree there that shades us! After picking up our “orphaned” Y connector and water regulator from Sherwood Forest and shopping at Costco and Publix we came back home to simply relax in our very own shaded yard in this most perfect weather. I watched the cutest bird and squirrel go about their business as I read the Blue Binder (re trip on the East Coast) that we need to return to Betty/Denny.

John grilled our turkey burgers and sauteed mushrooms, onions and a red pepper for our supper. Yum. Perfecto. To finish our beautiful day we took a walk to Linda/Ove’s spot, visited, then returned in the dark to “Jeopardy”.

P.S. I love our shady trees but John is not getting his satellite TV shows so he’s not so happy.

P.P.S. I started our marathon of wash loads (overdue because the lack of sewer in Peace River means no room for wash water in our gray tank). This should take about 2 more days.

P.P.P.S. I had such a great time in my shady yard, I forgot to take a photo to share.

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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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