Roots Country Market and Auction

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

Up late again (ah retirement), then the gang took off for Roots in Mannheim,PA. HUGE. Great Amish produce, meats, dairy, sewing, furniture as well as flea market/antique items. I thought we wouldn’t buy anything, but as soon as we stepped in the door of building #5, I saw Avon and the Skin So Soft (mosquito repellant) I’d been told about. John found a good (cheap) belt. Those odd things you have in the back of your mind but never seem to run into.

Some highlights from my perspective:

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On our way home Larry felt the calling for a McDonald’s McFlurry. I’d never heard of them…a small Blizzard really. We all had our lunches and took care of business, then gathered to play “13”. John won AGAIN. There seems to be a growing urge to conquer him.

It had come up that John and Gail LOVE liver, because they fix it right, so today we had a “cook off” for our shared dinner. Susan abstained since liver is something she wants kept far from her mouth. Both John and Gail did a super job! Yum!! Plus great corn and other goodies from the market.

To finish off our fun day, we played “13” again. This time Larry won!!!!

Since we’re going to the Hershey RV Show tomorrow and the next few days, I may take a Blog Break.

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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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