Moving on – to Jefferson, OH

5/13/14 Tuesday in Jefferson, OH (Kenisee Lake-TT)

Great, the weather predictions are holding: partly cloudy in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon. We were out of the campground by 9 am. We try to time it so that we’re not going through a large city (in this case Cleveland) until 10 am, to miss the commuter traffic. The Northern boundary of Ohio is Lake Erie, so we’re taking OH 2 along there until it merges with I-90. I-80 sort of parallels this route but it’s a toll road so we don’t want to go there. Nice tree lined highways.

Came upon a big slow down, lost a lane plus merging traffic but it cleared up fairly soon. Passed the Cleveland Clinic on our left. I’ve heard such good things about their medical practices, it was special to see the building. Construction east of Cleveland was another pinch point.

Cleveland 1

All in all this was a nice drive. No adventures, even when we arrived at noon.

Once we were settled in (pretty level site so all slides out!), I took a book and ice water to the lodge. There I sat outside on the swing enjoying the shade, cool breezes (85 degree day), lake view accompanied by the sounds of bullfrogs and Canadian Geese. Sweet pleasures. John preferred to stay in the rig and watch his old TV shows. When I ran out of shade and ice water I returned to check on the wash load. Then I sat on the shady side of our rig with my book and cold water. Nice here too.

For supper we grilled: John was in charge of the turkey burgers and I the peppers. BUT the wind was pretty strong and gusty. It kept blowing out the flame. Arggggh. While we struggled with that John noticed that the right turn light bulb had fallen out of its slot, hanging in front of the mud flap. One more thing. But this doesn’t count as an adventure, just a project to keep John alert.

Despite the wind’s efforts supper turned out fabulous, our grilled items plus the onion John grilled on the induction hot plate. Mmmm Mmmm good.

We finished our day off with TV. So nice going to bed with that slide out, knowing that lots of rain was predicted.


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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