Moving on – from Chehalis, WA

4/29/17 Saturday in Quincy, WA (Crescent Bar-TT)

This was a longer than normal trip for us, 251 miles, so we were glad to be on our way before 8. All went smoothly thanks to our reliable Miss Journey and our 5 years of experience. It feels like our departing and arriving  process is going really well these days. It was cloudy but no rain, so a great day to drive, mostly on familiar roads.

trip 1

As we approached Snoqualmie Pass

trip 2

At the Summit of Snoqualmie Pass

We arrived around 12:30. The road into the campground (Crescent Bar Rd) starts near Trinidad Store, where we like to unhook, because after that it is steep and curvy although very navigable for a big rig. This campground is well maintained. Beautiful bathrooms. Nice swimming pool and adult only spa. The gravel sites are mostly level, many with a tree or two, 30 amp service, plus water and sewer, even grass and a picnic table for your patio area. You might even snag a site that faces the Columbia River. We had good Verizon cell service and TV satellite reception. Nice in the Spring/Fall, really hot in the summer. Not a lot of trees – mostly you are on the Columbia River so it’s great for fishing and lake activities. Be warned, it’s generally VERY windy, so don’t think about putting your big awning out.

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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