Two Times Bringing Slides and Jacks In/Out

2/23/15 Monday in Wildwood, FL (Alliance Coach: Repairs)

Clearly our first priority was to get the tanks dumped, so we brought in our slides, lifted the jacks and headed to the dump site. After we’d returned, setting everything out again THEN we could have breakfast, I washed a day’s worth of dishes (yesterday’s lunch,dinner and today’s breakfast), then John took his shower. As he was busy with that, Lori called. The Warranty company didn’t need to send their inspector out and the toilet parts had arrived so they could start working on our rig. Would we be ready in about 20 minutes for Ed to bring the coach to the bay. Sure, I said. Dashing to the bathroom I shared the good news…and John moved fast. We were almost ready when Eddie arrived. John was desperately holding off putting the TV antennas down so the DVR would record Kelly and Michael. Ed noticed those antennas and asked if I would take them down….. while Miss Journey was still working on “auto store” John turned the engine off to get the TV on so he could tell the recording to stop (in case interrupting would mean nothing got taped). Thankfully, the levelers must have finished at that point because we were in “travel mode” when he got everything done TV/antenna wise. Whew!

Thus our morning and afternoon were spent reading/resting at the office area. We did grab a quick lunch in our coach while it was in the bay and Eddie was having his lunch. He was finished by 3, bringing our rig to our camping site then. Lori noted that she’s had DeSantis pencil in an appointment for them to work on our rig Thursday-provided the dryer motor arrives by then. Crossing fingers the weather doesn’t hold things up. It will have been a week since she’d ordered it.

With all that rest John figured it was time to enjoy the day. I’d suggested we take a walk, he responded that we visit the Venetian Gardens Park in Leesburg. Sounded good to me and it was. A beautiful marsh that is a bird lovers paradise.  We saw birds we’ve never seen before.  Enjoy the photos.

 Venetian Gardens Parkv 1 v 2

Did you notice people feeding the White Ibis beyond the Alligator sign in the photo above?  You can enlarge any photo by clicking on it.

v 3 v 4 v 5 v 6 v 7 v 8 v 9

Sweet Duck Coupleducks 1 ducks 2

Common MoorhenCommon moorhen

Limpkinlimpkin 1 limpkin 2 limpkin 3

Purple Gallinulegulli 1 gulli 2

Below is the female:

gulli 3

Tricolored Heronheron 1

Little Blue Heron?little blue heron 1

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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