Beautiful Day to Relax

8/15/15 (Saturday) in Leavenworth, WA (Leavenworth Resort-TT)

Gorgeous weather today, in the 70’s most of the day, with gentle breezes. Such a relief after those 2 very hot days. Thus we slept in until 7:30, after our morning duties I cut John’s hair. Then we walked to the lodge where I spent about 1.5 hours just getting my Windows updates caught up. We were thinking of getting the Windows 10 Update reserved (for free), but Justin, in his research, noted that you lose a lot of your privacy with that version – to Microsoft. So I think I’ll wait…

In the afternoon we got the sheets washed/dried and I simply read while John figured future campsites on his computer.

8/16/15 (Sunday) in Leavenworth, WA (James’ driveway (John’s brother)) Moving on – to Leavenworth City

Even though there was no rush, we found ourselves ready and on our way by 8:40. That meant less traffic on Tumwater Canyon. Since it was about a 25 mile drive, instead of towing the car I drove behind John. Beautiful, scenic drive on Hwy 2, with nice smooth roads. Not many passing lanes but most has a 50 mpg speed limit. Got set up at James’ then went to Mass.

For the afternoon we drove to Costco for some supplies, checked out another campground (Blu-Shastin) for our Panhandle Gems club, then sat around and read. Jenn kindly invited us for their chili supper, which we thoroughly enjoyed, then we played “13”. James, typical of the Elsers, played a great game right from the start. He showed us a simple dice game as well: “Ship, Captain, crew”. Back at the rig (such a LONG walk-not) we enjoyed a “Spike” show: Tut. Very good.

8/17/15 (Monday) in Leavenworth, WA (James’ driveway (John’s brother)) More Relaxing

I spent the morning cleaning the coach while John cleaned our jacks with WD 40. In the afternoon we spent having the best of times visiting our friends from when we lived in Leavenworth-Jim and Rosie and Helen. We lived here when our children were babies until they began 2nd and 4th grade respectively. We even squeezed in a short visit with John’s mom in between.


For our evening entertainment we watched the last “Tut” show in the 3 part series.


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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