Moving on – to Ogden, UT

6/9/15 Tuesday in Ogden, UT (Wasatch View Estates-PPA/$15/night)

On our way by 8 am sharp. Because of our very long pull through site, getting jacks up and tow car connected all was easy, then moments later we were on I-15. Well, except that John noticed a shadow on our roof as he was pulling out of our site. Yes, it was our TV satellite dish, still up, because he insists that he keep it up (and recording) until the last instant before we leave. This concerns me, because it’s so easy to forget. Thank heavens for that shadow. I have a last minute checklist but we’ve gotten to not using it lately.

Traffic began getting thicker near Spanish Fork and the lanes increased. For most of the many miles from there through Salt Lake City we had 6 lanes going North (including an HOV lane). For 10 miles south of Salt Lake City we had construction, where they were adding lanes to bring that area to 6+6 lanes. Lots of traffic, but not so bad that anyone got slowed down, thanks to all those lanes, I’m sure. We stayed “parked in the middle” as much as possible. They have indicator signs above the lanes that suggest ways to save air (take transit) and even warning of a crash (I-80, exit XXX). That’s very helpful. Thankful that we were taking I-15 N the whole trip.

Views from I-15: the second is of Salt Lake City.

view salt lake

We arrived at 11:30, eating lunch by 12:30. Next up, shopping at nearby Smith’s. We won’t be near grocery stores from here until we reach Lewiston, so we wanted to get everything we needed before we left here in the morning. When we were unloading all those bags of groceries into our coach we realized that we’ll have much of it to unload into our home when we get there. You just can’t think of everything.

View from our campsite at Wasatch Views Estate (this is some of the Wasatch Mountain Range). Rain is headed this way tomorrow afternoon, but we hope to have traveled North to Idaho by noon, so we should miss it.


Note: we’ll be focused on getting to Spokane by next Tuesday, so often moving every day or two.


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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