Moving on – to Spokane, WA

6/15/15 Monday in Spokane, WA (HOME!)

On our way by 8:15. Too bad we didn’t leave just a bit sooner because we needed to climb the Lewiston grade (steep uphill with a corner turn to begin, so you’re starting slow). Anyway, we got right behind a very slow moving truck hauling shingles (23 mph), with no passing lane available, due to road construction, so we had cones to contend with as well. Past that area we simply had miles of green, rolling hills to enjoy. Very much like our Palouse.


We turned off US 95 W onto County Hwy 58/258. Nice road for a county road. Apparently it’s the Palouse Scenic Byway. So we’ve been on some great scenic roads traveling this route. Memories of Ambulance calls that John responded to in this area came flooding into his mind. I was amazed: I’d forgotten that our State Hwy signs use a profile of George Washington, not a silhouette of the state like so many others. We saw that as we entered WA 27.

We got HOME around 11:00. I was amazed and thrilled to see how lovely our home and yard looked.


I’d imagined all kinds of derelict images. It was easy this time to park Miss Journey and move food into the fridge and house. Justin (son) and Lily and Gabe (grandchildren) arrived as we were finishing this task! Naturally we were all so excited. We even had some macaroni and cheese and hot dogs to make for lunch for everyone, then more fun times. Justin (and grandchildren) were eager for us to come see their new home, so off we went to explore their place. We had such a good time-they have a huge house on 9 acres. It is beautiful. We’re all thrilled. When it neared supper time, John and I needed to head back home. I was thoroughly exhausted, what with this being a travel day on 2 lane roads, then all the great visiting. After moving more supplies from Miss Journey to our house, we went to Taco Time for dinner (no energy to do our own), then some TV and bed. Ah, it felt so good.


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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One Response to Moving on – to Spokane, WA

  1. Greg Miller says:

    Home sweet home! Enjoy!

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