The Last Days 2

I would still be in Florida, but my older brother is getting married.  I am heading back to the tundra formerly known as Illinois.

I wanted to have photos for this post, but the internet is very slow at this camp site when the employees are here. At night, it’s awesome, but I am the only one here.  This is a great park though and the people are ridiculously nice.

I had to run to Wal-Mart the other day and I left a bag of trash at my site. It had a leak so I didn’t want to leave it in the RV and the puppy gets into everything. I came back and it was gone. They just picked it up for me. (They knew I was coming back.)

This is another spot where deer come very close to the RV at night. The park manager mentioned this when I came in, but I was able to experience it first hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice the deer until Beasley made a break for it and chased the entire herd through a field. He had fun. I wanted to kill him. Luckily, as I said, I’m the only one here.

It has been a trying couple of months, but also very amazing. I can’t wait to get back on the road and I’m not even home yet. I have been more productive than I have since I was in school. At least with art work. I have finished 3 paintings, started 2, almost finished 2 more. I still have one more day so those numbers may change.

I also made lovely art contacts in Florida, not to mention friends. I spent time with my childhood best friend and I acquired a new member of my furry family. I have stayed in some peaceful, beautiful places.  I think that’s a very good couple of months.

My trials include a very leaky A.C. unit, which is now gone, a buckling floor, which I can hopefully fix, a mystery leak in the bathroom, which does not cause the pump to run, but soaks everything, a couple of uncomfortable situations, a bad engine battery which led to two new batteries, a lost license which was not that big of a deal. I may be missing something, but if so, it must not have been too bad.

Not a bad trade, I would say.

I will be happy to not drive for about 2 months. Not that I don’t like it, I just can’t do as much if I have to drive. Plus, some of these roads have been hell. I had no idea. I live in Illinois. We have back roads and I grew up driving on them. I have never seen a real “road” look like a back road. Most of our back roads are better than some of these actual roads. I will never complain about paying taxes. Ever. I have never minded that much anyway, because I know it goes to public services, but let’s face it, Illinois doesn’t really have a great track record for corruption free governing. However, I now see, they do take care of their people (except on the south side of Chicago, but it’s still better than Louisiana.)


About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.

2 thoughts on “The Last Days

    • Elisha Post author

      I’m thinking Indiana for a round about drive to Chicago, then Wisconsin, and either Canada or Montana. Then LA to visit a friend, and if you are in Baja….then back to Florida. **Subject to change based on my whims.

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