This neat photo of a Covered Wagon (or should I say Un-covered Wagon since it no longer has the canvas top), was taken by our daughter Willow, in the parking lot of a truck stop along the Three Flags (395) Highway on our recent PcT Roadtrip.
We had woken up at 5:00 AM that morning in the Deer Park RV Resort (just north of Spokane, Washington)… prepared breakfast and packed the trailer… then set out on a course to meet up with long-time member Carlee Nave at 10am in Pasco.
We were incredibly grateful to arrive at the truck stop. You see, we had misjudged how far our tank of fuel would go (kilometers vs miles miscalculation error)… along a barren stretch of highway that had very few gas stations… let alone ones that carried diesel.
Let’s just say, the four of us had been crossing all our fingers and toes for quite a few miles already, hoping that a truck stop would appear very soon. So when this oasis in the desert finally showed up, we all breathed a collective sigh of relief knowing we weren’t going to be stranded on the side of the road!
The place was greasy and grimy as you might expect a truck stop to be (especially the bathrooms)… but it didn’t matter. We were all just thankful to have arrived on our own steam!
A relieved Doug jumped out to fill the tank and top up all the fluids.
Fisher happily checked the air pressure in all 8 tires – he actually had to let some out because the desert heat had caused some over inflation issues.
I raced off to the horrendous bathroom – when you gotta go, you gotta go.
And Willow grabbed the camera and started snapping photographs of the surrounding area.
With all the enthusiasm we showed at this truck stop, you’d think we had arrived at a fantastic destination. I’m guessing the truckers loading up on soggy nachos and fried chicken, had a bit of a laugh at our expense – lol.
Anyways… we made it to see Carlee and her family pretty much right on schedule (video of that meetup will follow in a future post)… and ended up with a story and some photos, perfect for today’s color recipe palette.
Everyone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of October 2012:
- Covered Wagon (Recipe 053-1B)
- Stagecoach (Recipe 053-2B)
- Sunbleached Rose (Recipe 053-3B)
- Saloon (Recipe 053-4B)
Covered Wagon is the grayed down and sun washed rose color of the once red wooden wagon. Stagecoach is the blue gray metal trim found on the wagon wheels and metal strapping holding this antique wagon together. Sunbleached Rose is the even paler shade of rose where the sun has almost completely bleached the paint in the desert heat. And Saloon is the dark purple rose of the paint hiding from the sun in the shadows.
The recipes described above are from the Volume-053 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.
If you want to see the Volume-053 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of October, then click here: Oregon Shipwreck Color Palette
Thank you, Cindy. These color recipe cards are a wonderful resource! ~Marsha-N
I would pay for the B series palettes if that could ever be an option! They are worth their weight in gold and maybe it would be easier on Cindy and Doug. I actually feel like you two do not charge enough. You offer an excellent tutorial package that is not matched anywhere else on the Internet! Seriously… you guys are awesome! Please do whatever it takes to make your life easier so you do not get burned out… maybe a separate B series color package that we could purchase would be an option. Just an idea. I will shut up now. ~Laura-R
Hi Cindy, first, I want to say thank you for the great color palettes and amazing projects. I love making canes inspired by your rich color groups, and cannot wait until Fridays to see what wonderful projects you have up your sleeves. ~Lindsay-M
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