Happy New Year! Chapter Two of our RV Adventure

1/1/15 Thursday in Wuachula,FL (Peace River Preserve-TT)

Today we moved to our non-sewer site for the month of January. Since we were only going a half mile, we didn’t hurry at all. It was a nice way to practice how to best “lift jacks” with our new Journey too. Because of our earlier issues upon trying to depart a camping site, John cleaned the HWH levelers/jacks with a silicone product sprayed on a cloth, 3 times. After each rub down he’d lift the jacks, then drop them. You could really see the difference in dirt from the first cleaning to the last. Our goal is to do this every other trip. All went smoothly except that when he hit the power button on our Winegard satellite, it came on instead of off. Thus as he was driving along, it was searching the sky. Two people stopped him to let him know. I’d driven ahead to our new site (P 26) and 2 more people asked if I was with “that motor home” telling me about the satellite’s position. Campers really do care! By the way, it came on because twice during our stay (I’d forgotten) the power had gone out. When that happens the dish remains stationed, pointing to the satellites and recording, but it’s box has lost it’s power so it has turned off. Thus pushing the power button tells it to start searching…..something we always need to remember, not to mention to watch that it says “power on” when we’ve pushed the button.

The day continued its lazy ways and we sat in the hot tub most of the afternoon, getting to meet a fun couple, Deb and Sue, who happen to be parked very near us!

Because we’re paying for our month at a non sewer site we are eligible for 2 gray/black water “pulls” (pump outs) a week (Mondays and Fridays), so I asked to sign us up for both. Because of that, we took showers after our hot tub time, getting our towels washed before tomorrow (Friday). Nice quiet night of TV. Life certainly is easier with Miss Journey!!! Time to start having more fun!

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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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