Thursday, August 23, 2012

We Ride the Bus

P1060976About once a month, three of us, Wanda, Lyn, and me, with a common love of watercolor painting take the public transportation (the bus) to somewhere with art involved.  Last month we rode to the Akamai Art Supply store in Port Townsend.  We caught one wrong connection on that trip--Wanda noticed we were NOT headed back to Sequim and the bus driver was nice enough to stop and redirect us!  Fortunately, there was another bus stop nearby.

P1060964This month we rode to the Lake Crescent Lodge.  Finding comfy Adirondack chairs with a view of the lake and mountains we sketched and painted for about 5 hours.  This also involved many Bloody Mary drinks and a tasty portabella mushroom burger from the Lodge’s restaurant.  No worries about drinking and driving if you are riding the bus.

Next month will be either Coupeville on Whidbey Island or Daniel Smith’s Art Supply store in downtown Seattle.  If you are willing to work out the bus schedule and devote a little longer day, the bus is really a relaxing way to travel and a lot less expense than driving.  The Olympic Peninsula has an extensive public transportation system and gets you to most locations (we had to walk a couple of blocks into Crescent Lake Lodge).

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