So, it’s the middle of the day at the campground. Others are off reading, walking, kayaking or napping. We’ve had our gourmet brunch and the kitchen is temporarily closed. It’s time to paint! Out in the open, and directly responding to nature – ahhhh…. plein air using water soluble oils.
I look across the textured lake at a patch of sunlight deep in the line of trees. A kayaker slowly pauses at the shoreline and then meanders on. I am there and feeling the unusually cool breeze for early June. It’s magical and I’d love to capture that in a small painting…
I don’t think there is a soul who doesn’t like to eat….not anyone I have met anyway. Food brings us together…it unites us, and even becomes something a bit primeval. If you add a campfire, a few cocktails, and some great stories; the ceremony of eating together as a group becomes something really special.
We started the Traveling Supper Club about a year ago. A couple of friends had recently retired and bought a camper, although they were seasoned campers from years traveling with their kids. My man and I have been roaming the roads for about two years in our little 17-footer, so we all decided to gather together on our adventures. Let’s just say that after many laughs, incredible meals and various others joining us to become members of the TSC, we all agree that the adventure is just beginning.
So when we hit the road from now on, we plan to share our recipes, some bird watching notes, photos, art we have created; share all of our adventures with the hopes of encouraging others to “take their friendship on the road.” It will keep you young, happy….and well fed!
1 Happy Camper