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2016, Enjoying Moments, Flowers, Hiking Trail, Maryland, Summer, Trip

July, 2016 Vacation Trip To Maryland – Hightlights

I have arrived in Maryland - South Mountain region - enjoying the moment.

I have arrived in Maryland – South Mountain region – enjoying the moment.

I had to capture this bug making its home among the rose peddles.

I had to capture this bug making its home among the rose peddles.

Single Yellow Flower in the flower beds at South Mountain Welcome Center

Single Yellow Flower in the flower beds at South Mountain Welcome Center

American Holly Tree at base of South Mountain. I have never seen Holly trees in Minnesota - they are something special.

American Holly Tree at base of South Mountain. I have never seen Holly trees in Minnesota – they are something special.

Church at Base of South Mountain. Beautifully crafted doors and stones in this structure.

Church at Base of South Mountain. Beautifully crafted doors and stones in this structure.

Church at Base of South Mountain. Beautifully crafted doors and stones in this structure.

Church at Base of South Mountain. Beautifully crafted doors and stones in this structure.

The Washington Monument on top of South Mountain. All the stones from Maryland quarries.

The Washington Monument on top of South Mountain. All the stones from Maryland quarries.

Washington Monument Plaque

Washington Monument Plaque

Me inside the Washington Monument on top of South Mountain. All the stones from Maryland quarries.

Me inside the Washington Monument on top of South Mountain. All the stones from Maryland quarries.

Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe - book ready to be selected and signed.

Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe – book ready to be selected and signed.

My hair cut at Sherry's Salon in Boonsboro MD - Walk Ins welcome.

My hair cut at Sherry’s Salon in Boonsboro MD – Walk Ins welcome.

Dunker Church & Monuments at Antietam - where General Lee had his headquarters & the Civil War's bloodiest battle took place.

Dunker Church & Monuments at Antietam – where General Lee had his headquarters & the Civil War’s bloodiest battle took place.

Dunker Church at Antietam - where General Lee had his headquarters

Dunker Church at Antietam – where General Lee had his headquarters

Peace Declared after the Civil War's Bloodiest Battle in a single day.

Peace Declared after the Civil War’s Bloodiest Battle in a single day.

Maryland Blue Crab Dinner at Schula's Grill and Crab in Hagerstown.

Maryland Blue Crab Dinner at Schula’s Grill and Crab in Hagerstown.

 Francesca Serritella, Lisa Scottoline and me - I have been listening to Lisa's audiobooks for a while now from the Hennepin County Library, she asked me to say Hi to the librarians there. She writes good books about women lawyers and they are great women working to help others, very inspiring. We talked about the Vendetta Defense, a book about World War II in part. The character Tony is alive in this book - as all the characters Lisa writes. Check out her books. Scottoline.com — in Boonsboro, Maryland.


Francesca Serritella, Lisa Scottoline and me – I have been listening to Lisa’s audiobooks for a while now from the Hennepin County Library, she asked me to say Hi to the librarians there. She writes good books about women lawyers and they are great women working to help others, very inspiring. We talked about the Vendetta Defense, a book about World War II in part. The character Tony is alive in this book – as all the characters Lisa writes. Check out her books. Scottoline.com — in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Maya Banks and Kendra Castle maya banks.com and kendraleighcastle.com. I've been listening to Maya Banks audiobooks for some time now too. I found her books from a TTPBooks.com virtual signing. She tells it like it is and covers the battlefields of today. I havn't had a chance to read Kendra's book yet - but I have it in my box to unpack (hard to carry on the plane so I shipped them all back home. Lisa gave me the tip to ship book rate and it helps with cost - thanks Lisa Scottoline — with Kendra Leigh Castle (Author) in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Maya Banks and Kendra Castle maya banks.com and kendraleighcastle.com. I’ve been listening to Maya Banks audiobooks for some time now too. I found her books from a TTPBooks.com virtual signing. She tells it like it is and covers the battlefields of today. I havn’t had a chance to read Kendra’s book yet – but I have it in my box to unpack (hard to carry on the plane so I shipped them all back home. Lisa gave me the tip to ship book rate and it helps with cost – thanks Lisa Scottoline — with Kendra Leigh Castle (Author) in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Nora Roberts, my favorite author since late 1980's. She keeps on writing inspiring stories with good overcoming evil. I appreciate her writing style as J.D. Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb too. Her dialog is the best, both Lisa Scottoline and I agreed on that, Nora is the master. I'm happy to travel to Boonsboro, Maryland to see her and the great book store Bruce and her own and Janeen manages - fun to see everyone. — in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Nora Roberts, my favorite author since late 1980’s. She keeps on writing inspiring stories with good overcoming evil. I appreciate her writing style as J.D. Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb too. Her dialog is the best, both Lisa Scottoline and I agreed on that, Nora is the master. I’m happy to travel to Boonsboro, Maryland to see her and the great book store Bruce and her own and Janeen manages – fun to see everyone. — in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Laura is Nora Roberts' personal publicist.

Laura is Nora Roberts’ personal publicist.

Eva and Me celebrating the successfully completing the July Book Signing Event

Eva and Me celebrating the successfully completing the July Book Signing Event

Water Lilly in local greenhouse in human made pond - beautifully crafted and health lily pads.

Water Lilly in local greenhouse in human made pond – beautifully crafted and health lily pads.

Sunflowers in a local yard in Boonsboro - beautifully maintained yard gardens in town.

Sunflowers in a local yard in Boonsboro – beautifully maintained yard gardens in town.

Red Rose in a local yard in Boonsboro - beautifully maintained yard gardens in town.

Red Rose in a local yard in Boonsboro – beautifully maintained yard gardens in town.

Antietam Flowers at the Visitors Center

Antietam Flowers at the Visitors Center

Antietam Ohio Monument by the West Woods.

Antietam Ohio Monument by the West Woods.

Nora Roberts and Me at the Fall Into the Story Brunch.

Nora Roberts and Me at the Fall Into the Story Brunch.

Walking Path

Walking Path

Statue at Fort McHenry along the walking path.

Statue at Fort McHenry along the walking path.

Hog Fish

Hog Fish at the National Aquarium in Baltimore MD by Chesapeake Bay

Shark

Shark at National Aquarium in Baltimore Maryland

South Mountain Welcome Center / Rest Area

South Mountain Welcome Center / Rest Area near Hagerstown Maryland just off Highway 70.

Antietam National Battlefield at Sharpsburg, Maryland Picture Mosaic

Fort McHenry - Star Spangled Banner

Fort McHenry – Star Spangled Banner

Chesapeake Bay; picture mosaic from my trip to Baltimore, Maryland; the largest inland estuary in the contiguous US according to Wikipedia

About Miss

Enjoy working with everything related to computers. I have wanted to work with computers as a tool for Health Care since I was in High School and now I'm living the dream. My first love has always been reading. I was a regular at the Spring Valley Library reading all things romance. "This Rough Magic" by Mary Stewart was the first story I became lost in. Now my favorite author is Nora Roberts with my second love J.D. Robb. This blog is to celebrate the great stories, authors and readers that make up romance and mystery in literature today.

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