Day 32

As I headed into Newark today, I made sure to drive extra careful. The tags on my car expired yesterday, and the new ones were waiting for me at my mom’s house. I wanted to be sure I wouldn’t give a highway patrolman any excuse to pull me over and fine me. So I was cruising along at 70 mph down 680 grooving to Interpol on the CD player, when I noticed some old man in a car next to me making angry faces at me. At first I thought my gas cap might be open or something, but then I realized I was probably not driving fast enough for this guy. “Welcome to the bay area”, I thought.

After a nice dinner with mom, I set to work on a watercolor of some boats in a shallow pier in Santorini, Greece. Mom took this picture while we stood in line for  two hours waiting for the funicular (basically a mechanized lift to get up the cliff face to the city on the hill). It was like standing in line for a ride at Great America or something, only instead of being surrounded by annoying pre-teens, we were surrounded by annoying tourists. To be fair, most of them were polite and conversational. Only a handful cut in line or attempted to cut in line. One old woman who pretended not to speak any English successfully edged her way in, but another woman from an English-speaking European country almost got shoved into the Mediterranean by a feisty Brit when she tried to contend there was “no law” against cutting in line.

A special shout-out to my little sis for letting me use her laptop to do this post.

6 thoughts on “Day 32

    • Betty, I have tried to paint boats a few times and it always drives me nuts. But I’m pretty happy with the turnout this time! I think anyone can do it as long as they are patient enough to get through it. 🙂


  1. Rein says:

    This is really beautiful. Makes me want to put on a captain hat and catch a fish. Wonder what crazy psychic painting reader lady would say about this. Lol 🙂


  2. sharon allen says:

    Really like this one a lot. It’s nice to see something that inspired you on your trip. I love the colors, and the water looks so real. Like I could put my hand in it.


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