My job, as a draftsman, took me to Galveston to bid for a job. I had a couple of hours to kill so I whipped up a beach study. There was a lot of demands on my time but I always made painting a priority. It is funny because when I was able to paint full time, my output did not increase. I was lucky that I could take periodic leaves of absence, at slow times, to travel and paint. Decided to visit friends in the Pacific Northwest....as you will see next.