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Patricia Shipp Lieb; published by Twilight Times Books, Solstice Publishing, Xlibris Press and Amazon Kindle.

 I like lots of space; photography, writing, reading, diddling around on the computer, playing Poker, spending time with family and friends, walking on the beach, and hiking through the woods. Author of: The Adventures of a Squirrel Named Peanut, Twilight Times Books; My Eighteenth Birthday, 1960 suspense-adventure; Solstice; Danger In The Cliffs, Solstice; Saying I Love You, poetry on Amazon's Kindle; The original version of Murders In The Swampland is available in hard-back books from Xlibris.com; Murders in the Swampland (third edition, updated) true crime now on Amazon Kindle.   

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Spend the day with me in Antigua, Guatemala

As we walk the cobblestone streets we find much to our liking from the colonial storefronts to the flowers and trees growing on the rooftops. We notice the Guatemalan people going about their every day chores from preparing foods, to selling their crafts, to common labor. I couldn't help but fall in love with the beautiful city and its friendly people.

"Buy something from me. I have quilts...."
"Patricia, Patricia.... You buy on your way back. I wait for you. Business is Business."

"Lady, buy something from me."
I say: "I'll be back. Maybe later."
"No lady, no."

"No later... Maybe now."


"I'm still here, Patricia. Patricia. You buy blanket?"

Time to go back to the ship. It was a wonderful day!
God bless the people of Guatemala
and God bless us all.
Bridged By Love, historical fiction

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Take a bus ride from Puerto Quetzal to Antigua, Guatemala

Tour guide Ratael Rauirez

Did you know that Guatemala means Green Place
in Mayan?

I love you, too, big bird.
This isn't just a big bird, the Quetzal is Guatemala's
National bird

This is an ordinary upper scale home along the roadside; further out into the country Mayans sleep on the dirt floor. Our tour guide says it is their custom... to be near Mother Earth. OK.

One of 333 volcanoes

Manicured farm land
Natives carry their goods on their heads
Farm land just outside Antigua

Various flowers and orchid trees grow alongside the roadway.
See ya back in Antigua, Guatemala
then back to the U.S.A.

Bridged by Love, historical fiction by Patricia Lieb