Moving on – to Robertsdale, AL

3/6/15 Friday in Robertsdale, AL (Wilderness RV-RPI ($13/night))

Yesterday the temperature swung from a high of 84 degrees to a low (at suppertime) of 59 degrees. Then, brrr, it was 36 degrees this morning when we got up. We did get to see a lovely “moon rise.”

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The jacks took over 8 minutes to retract all the way up. Guess they were cold too. On the road by 8:30, so that was good. Right off the bat our I-pod wasn’t communicating at the dash so we were forced to try the radio. Sooooo much talking. Then found we had Sirius Preview to enjoy. Not all music that we like, but it was better than the regular radio. We used to pay for Sirius but found that we rarely used it because we were so happy with our I-pod. At our first rest area John thought of a solution. He brought his little alarm/I-pod radio up from the bedroom & got it working. Then, voila! As he started the engine our dash I-pod system started working. Go figure. Maybe it was jealous. 🙂 Not very long after, it died again, so we were happy to use John’s radio.

It stayed pretty dang cold on our trip, so we ran the generator and used the heat pumps to warm the rig as we traveled.

Hello Alabama. Where we’re staying is not far from the Gulf Coast, the beautiful warm Gulf of Mexico Coast that has white sand (sugar) beaches.

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Excellent, easy trip (all 183 miles were freeway, pretty much), arrived at 11 (Central Time). Of course, on Sunday the time will “Spring Forward”, putting us back on the East Coast Time we’ve been living under for the past couple years! After setting up and lunch we stayed inside our warm RV. Predictions are for freezing temperatures tonight, so after supper John got our water filters inside, detached our city water hose. We are now using the water pump from our fresh water tank. Usually we don’t have any heat on at night but when it gets this cold, our faces get a frozen feeling. Tonight we plan to use our space heater.

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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