Moving on – to Rochester, MA

7/8/14 Tuesday in Rochester, MA (Gateway To Cape Cod-TT/OW)

On the road again by 9 am. Stopped at our favorite New Hampshire Sunoco for fuel, then on to the toll road I-95 S. Started our generator to give it “exercise” and you need to put a load on when you run it so we have both our air conditioners on too. Perfect day for it – hot and humid.

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Skirted Boston by staying on I-95. Good road, even on the bridges. Unfortunately the Service Plazas are still the pits so when we stopped, we parked behind a line of trucks in a “No Parking” lane because there was no room in the tiny area given to trucks. Sure hope they have some plans in the works to improve those, especially because they are on a toll road with lots of money flowing into the coffers. Speaking of tolls, our account shows that it cost a total of $12.50 (with EZPass) to drive the RV towing a car from Moody Beach in Wells, ME to Narrows Too near Acadia NP. We feel it was well worth it.

Arrived safe and sound (no adventures even!) at noon. Best surprise, we never had an opportunity to let the car charge on our way yet after 3 hours the battery had enough power to start the car! We left all slides in and didn’t even put down our jacks because we’re off to Camping World early in the morning tomorrow.

After lunch we went to the Post Office to pick up our monthly mail packet. Christmas!! Back to Miss Zanizibar for each of us to get some rest. John watched his METV shows while I took a nap. Neither of us has slept well the last 2 nights due to the heat and humidity of an East Coast summer. The campground rangers gave us directions to Camping World as well as the Post Office. When John looked things up later on Streets and Trips he found a route he liked better: fewer turns and some time on an interstate road. I was concerned about a county road, finally found a camper from the area who said it was fine.

We took a walk around the outskirts of the campground, looking for a suitable place to hook up our towed car. Their exit is quite like a Z, so it has very tight turns which are not good for towing-easy to get things stuck hard when the turn is too tight. This is a lovely wooded park with nice level sites and full hook ups (50 amps), although no satellite TV because of those wonderful trees. The Verizon cell service is poor, but fairly usable.  They have Internet at the clubhouse (free once you’ve registered with Tangonet).   They have a beautiful pool as well, though not all that warm.

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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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