This Place is For Relaxing: Star Trek and Wine with Cheese

9/23/15  (Wednesday) in Manteca, CA (Turtle Beach Resort -TT)

We started today sleeping in. No particular place to go or jobs to do. I got my blog posting caught up while John watched TV. This afternoon, after lunch on another warm day, I read and, naturally wanted to nap. John enjoyed watching a marathon of Star Trek: The Next: Generation. Soon it was 3:30, time for the SkyMed seminar (with wine and cheese). They are an emergency air transportation service when one suffers a major medical issue. Expensive insurance for travelers. We’ll think about it. Meanwhile, at the wine and cheese part, we met a lovely couple, Patty and Bill, who are parked near us here. Not only that, because the four of us were still visiting as the presenters were wrapping up, we found out that they didn’t want the leftovers, so John and I brought home wine, salami and crackers. Our frugal hearts were very happy.

Believe it or not it was suppertime when we got back to our coach, so we whipped up another leftover spaghetti supper. John let me know that he’s pretty tired of our leftover spaghetti suppers, so we’ll be eating out at a Mexican restaurant recommended by our new friends tomorrow night.

Ended our evening with our tape of “Dancing With The Stars” from last night, then card game, then “Modern Family”.


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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