Friday, September 27, 2019

Journal - Shenandoah Valley Campground

Journal - Since we purchased a new-to-us RV, we've been busy cleaning and stocking and readying our former motorhome for sale - so artwork has taken a backseat as has posting.

Here's a sketch I did during our Hurricane evacuation as we waited out the storm at the Shenandoah Valley Camground.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Journal - Shenandoah Valley RV Park

Journal- When we first made campsite reservations during the early warnings of Hurricane Dorian, it looked like the Richmond, VA area was in the 'line of fire' -- so we booked a campsite in Verona, VA - in the Shenandoah Valley - that was more west and more north. When we got there, Dorian was scheduled to hit the Wilmington area that night, and both C and I were anxious to keep abreast of the news and internet. Though the website for Shenandoah Valley RV Camp boasted Internet, the only place it was available for any signal was at their store, and sadly, even that was a single bar -- when it worked! Then to add more anxiety to our stay, we found our RV TV was too old to work with their new QAM system -- talk about being upset. YET!!! The kind, truly kind staff, LOANED us a TV so we could watch the weather channel ... and since we wouldn't sleep anyway, we found we could get a scant 2 bars of Verizon from our site from midnight to 7 am. So -- relief left me in tears! As did the change in Dorian's direction and our Southport RV safe and sound. It was after Dorian's passing that I could finally relax and enjoy this beautiful park for the 2 days we were there. The campsite has a lot of activities including hot tub, pool, laundry, waterfall, pond, floating down the river, and more. We even got C to sing during the karaoke night, and dance too. But that hot tub truly helped relieve all the stress!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Journal - Cozy Acres Gazebo

Journal - Though we worried where Hurricane Dorian was headed, the weather we had in Powhatan, VA was lovely.  We tried to relax a bit in this gazebo and pond that Cozy Acres Campground offered.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Journal - Urban Sketchers of Wilmington, Going Local Gallery and Gift Shop, Wilmington, NC

Journal - Urban Sketchers of Wilmington - "Going Local" Gallery and Gift Shop, Wilmington, NC

It was delightful to be back in Southport and sketching with my friends in Wilmington .... Felt like I was finally HOME.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Journal - Cozy Acres Campground, Powhatan, VA

Journal - We evacuated to Virginia as Hurricane Dorian approached. Once we knew our home was okay, we could relax and enjoy our unexpected Virginia vacation, and I was able to get a few sketches done.
We stayed for a few days at Cozy Acres Campground in Powhatan, VA. It was a sweet campground though the WIFI was out and we were anxious to check weather reports and our home in Southport. The owners of the campground VERY kindly called their cable service and the cable company and owners were able to get us access during our stay! Super friendly folks, beautiful site, and the kindness was truly appreciated. We will definitely return ...