Campground Day

9/19/15  (Saturday) in Nicolaus, CA (Lake Minden RV-TT)

To start off the day, we slept in until 8 (the very time we left our last campground). I worked on computer reading/writing as John got to watch golf on TV.

After lunch we walked (exercise!) to the candy bar bingo game. I won 2 games, giving 1 candy bar to dear John. Next we had a yummy single (huge) scoop ice cream sundae for $1.50. That was some bargain. Back at Miss Journey, we relaxed (I read outside, John watched TV inside), then made spaghetti. It’s been so hot that our voltage dropped to 109 (supper time, many using their A/C as well), so we stopped the A/C and put our fans into use. After supper we went to the outdoor movie”Transformers: The Age of Extinction”. We thought it would be “James and the Giant Peach”, Oh well, we stayed anyway. It was cool how, for the screen, they blew up with air what looked like a huge air mattress. When it got pretty plump he zipped a white sheet to one large side, then the employee pulled on something and it stood up on its edge. Great screen for our movie!

By 7:30 though, it seemed we were the only ones to show, even after it’d started. There were mosquitoes for awhile (later we found they’d really attacked us) and it got rather cool, but we were prepared. Once more we were the only 2 people to partake in a Lake Minden activity. Three years ago they held a “Zombie Run”, so we signed up to just walk it. We were the only ones (besides employees) to sign up! Thus we won 1st and 2nd prize!! The employees really are sweet and hard working here.

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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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