Moved on – to Bass Lake, CA

10/7/15  (Wednesday) in Bass Lake, CA (Bass Lake Recreational Resort -ROD)

We’ve arrived at Bass Lake Recreational Resort (ROD) and I love it! It’s in the Sierra Nevada foothills yet not so hard to get to via Hwy 99 to Madera/145E, to Hwy 41N to Oakhurst to Bass Lake Road (go right) go 4 miles to Rd 274, another 2.5 miles. It’s south of the Yosemite National Park Visitor Center, whereas the TT campground is closer, north of the Visitor Center. But at least you don’t have to drive that scary Hwy 120.

Very woodsy (love the smell) yet we have a pull through site (many are back in), with FHU (can choose 30 amp (free) or 50 amp ($3/day) at at any site (you choose-first come first serve). We also have our TV satellite working! Best chance is at the lower section shortly past the gate. Cell phone not so great for Verizon. It exists, just not strong. NO AT&T coverage we’ve heard. They are cutting down lots of dead trees during this off time. So sad-from the pine bark beetle. Nice rustic bathrooms. The bad: big DIAGONAL speed bumps. This forces you to drive over them one wheel at a time. Sites are close together (like Verde Valley). Largely because we’re here in the off season (after 10/1), there were good choice sites and no one is next to us now. Oh, they also have free WiFi (we get it in our coach even!).

We’re taking it easy today, although I did clean Miss Journey’s headlamps (brush toothpaste on with toothbrush, then wax) and John cleaned our front end cap. We relaxed the rest of the day. The plan is to explore Yosemite all day tomorrow.

NOTE: within a half hour of my stating we had no one at the sites beside us, they were occupied. A group of 15 coaches (rally) had just arrived.  We’re SO glad we got here the day before.  They’re here for a week, so we may have some space then.  Don’t think we could even put out our patio awning.

Journey 2

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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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