Moving on – to Desert Palms, CA

2/09/16 (Tuesday) in Desert Palms, CA (Palm Springs-TT)

As you may have noticed, we had a very quiet 2 weeks in Wilderness Lakes, spending our time with friends (playing Fast Track (like Sorry) and “13” (cards), even gathering for a Super Bowl party). John and I let our hair get pretty long, then cut it. We visited Diamond Valley Lake (already reported on this blog), but no new investigations. Truly enjoyed all the birds, including the little Townsend’s Warbler that came to visit in “our” tree. Read the entire Harry Potter series of books. Fabulous! So well written, almost everything was important later on. Beautiful resolutions at the last book, #7).


Due to our 3.5 years of experience on the road and the well functioning set up of this rig, we’ve gotten ready to leave in just 1.5 hours the last couple times. I work on the inside, getting everything put away, closed tight so nothing will get tossed around while John works on the outside, unhooking from the land (sewer, water, power, jacks, blocks). I watch the slide come in on the inside as John watches them on the outside. Once again, it was a smooth process. Similarly, when we hook up the car to Miss Journey I’m inside the car doing it’s prep for being towed while John is outside doing the hooking up.

It sure was nice to travel a path we’d traveled before, rather recently. With a fuel stop we arrived within 2 hours.

It was a hot day, so outside of getting our mail, we relaxed, then watched Karaoke at the lodge after dinner.

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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