Moving on – to Lebanon,PA with HHH and Learning Always

9/2/14 Tuesday in Lebanon,PA (Hershey Campground-TT)

SO HOT and humid today. Luckily we didn’t have far to drive. In fact, even though we were ready, John wanted to watch the first half hour of Kelly and Michael, so it was 9:40 am before we left. Susan/Bill left around 8:30 and Larry/Gail left shortly after us. Pennsylvania roads aren’t the best, but this trip wasn’t too bad, via Canal Road, Susquehanna Rd, I-83 and US 322. Naturally we ran our generator on the way so we could have the big air conditioner running.

As we drew near I contacted Susan. She said there was one good space left in section H, but it was gone before we got there. Let’s just say John dropped me off at an empty site where our friends Betty/Dale were when we were here last. Then he cruised this large park looking for a good sight, until he just drove the rig to where I was. We parked it there but realized it wasn’t very level. Off in the car, wandering. We frequently ran into Larry (who’d gotten to the campground right after us), also searching in vain. Susan/Bill were happily parked in H with free 50 amps. We just couldn’t find anything in H, so looked at C and B. Finally we decided on B4 and someone across from us left, letting Larry/Gale grab that spot. SO HOT.

Lo and behold, who do we see but Susan/Bill!! They are looking for another site. Theirs had such poor power that their surge protector kept tripping to off (104 volts). They drove their rig into the site next to Larry/Gail. Hmm. More issues. After going to the gate to say they were switching spots, they decided to try another, further up from us. Ah, much better. Reminds me of Goldilocks! Needless to say the couple who’d started this travel day before the rest of us, who got the great spot in H way before we found anything, had to struggle in this terrible HOT, HUMID day, through 2 more set ups!

During their struggles John discovered our TV satellite wasn’t getting a signal to our TV. Hmm. He got busy in the cabinet of boxes and wires until we lost power to the satellite box. Hmm. More troubles. He placed a call in to Winegard (satellite company). During this time everyone pretty much huddled inside their own coach with air conditioning. John went visiting while I took a short nap :). When I got up I asked permission to watch the DVR (Breaking Bad). That led to John trying to figure out what was going on with all that TV equipment. In the end, he did!!! The power strip had been switched off (toggle light has been burnt out). John also found the 2 fuses he’d dropped inside the satellite box. Bottom line: now I could watch the DVR and the TV works (no HD, but we can still record which is the primary reason we pay for the satellite.

It strikes me that we learn from our mistakes (as above), from circumstances (inflicted upon us by outside elements) and from all the new inventions of our creative brethren, like social media. Great opportunities for exercising our minds, I’ll say!!!

He came back with a super plan. Friends of Larry/Gail were here and wanted to eat out (they are familiar with the area-from PA), so all 8 of us went out to dinner. Susan/Bill came along in our car and after our great dinner (lots of yummy food, good prices and service), so we could get some grocery shopping done after. Oh yes, thunderstorms threatened us, even granting us a gorgeous rainbow after dinner and pink sky with clouds as we came home.

John didn’t have any major “must see” TV, show I got to watched more DVR tapes of “Breaking Bad”. That show is addicting.

Lovely Hershey, scenes from our last visit:

hershey 1a hershey 1b

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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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