Palouse Falls State Park with Grandchildren

6/20/17 Tuesday in Spokane Valley, WA (HOME!)

Palouse Falls is a place we’ve wanted to visit for some time but it is 2 hours away from home. So we chose to bring our grandchildren there to enjoy the experience with us.

This amazing gorge was formed millions of years ago by a glacier. Now we have the joy of watching water flow over into that gorge.

After we were home we found out that the next day (Wednesday) the road into that park was closed due to fire nearby. Whew!!! That would have been rough traveling all that way with the grand kids only to be disappointed.

A week later we took them to our Thousand Trail campground, Little Diamond, for a fun hike in the morning followed by a picnic lunch, then swim time in their pool.

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We all had a grand time. On the way home John noticed a card stuck in our windshield. It was a business card from RV friends that were camping there and inviting us over to visit. So we came the next day (without the grandchildren) to play Fast Track with Roger, Diane, Scott and Lois. We had lots more fun that day as well.

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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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