We left Sam's and drove down to Ashland, Oregon where we started this trip at Cousin Betsy's.
We stopped at Lithia Park to rest and where I drew these people also resting in the park.
In actuality there were only three people there, but I drew them in different poses as if there were more. There was one woman alone and one couple.
We went on to Betsy's house and sat on her front porch catching her up on our travels. After which we went to the communal dining room where we once again ate too much good food.
We went out the first evening there to the Shakespearean Festival that is famous in Ashland. We saw As You Like It in the Edwardian outdoor theater. We were much too tired from our travels to fully enjoy it however, and my lousy hearing also interfered with my enjoyment. However, the sets were quite wonderful. There was a giant timepiece hanging upper center stage that moved and looked like a beautiful mandala. I wish I could have taken a photo of it and drawn it for you to see. The costumes were great too.
The next day we had breakfast at Betsy's house where I drew this still life from the fruit on her table.
And then we took off with Betsy for a short trip to Jacksonville where we went into all the quaint shops there. And went out to lunch. Are you getting that we ATE A LOT on this trip?
WE DID!!! AND IT SHOWS!
Betsy lives in a beautiful senior community called Mountain Meadows. The dining room has an excellent chef. The area is pretty with trees and flowers and deer roaming about freely. And she has a ton of friends who stop by to chat all the time. I enjoyed meeting and talking with them.
On Friday night we went downtown to the Art About and saw a lot of great art and listened to live music. Of course we started with a good meal at a Mexican restaurant. (Not as good as my Taco Jalisco's however)... ;-)
The next morning we said good bye to Betsy until next year same time...and headed down and sideways to the coast in California for our last two days of vacation alone. Stay tuned to see the last of the art journal drawings and later I will post some of the 600 photos I took too. Not a lot, but some, don't worry.
I hope you are enjoying this along with me.
Have a great weekend.