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The Forth and Last leg…Part 2


Hello Friends!!

Thus far even tho all the traveling I have done has been for my family and myself.  I am super excited to be here in California for me. The trip I had been planing for a very long time has finally happened. Thanks to the help of my sister, having me for the company! Being in California is like being in Florida. Only with no humidity and the presence of mountains.

 

The traffic isn’t to bad, but it is smoggy. Maybe away from the city, it won’t be so bad. I have to say we are again at another awesome hotel in Aanaheimnaheim. To bad, we won’t have time to go to Disney.  My sister and I are really sore tho. She hurt her back and I hurt my knee. I can tell she is ready to go home but has had a lot of fun.

Here is images of the sunset and sunrise from our room.

 

Beautiful right!  This is the smallest room we have stayed in the whole time of travel. But I am not complaining. Gain it is another nice hotel. This one has more of a home feel thought he entire place with a convenient novelty shop and cafe/coffee bar.  I got a ton of postcards from every place we went to. It is something I have been doing since I was little. A great cheap souvenir I collect postcards as I travel for mailing and myself. Usually a landmark or something about the place or state I am in.  Do you do something like that to? My baby sister collects spoons. I think I started that hobby when I as in hospitals. I would always and still do get something from the gift shop for me and my loved ones. Out of the two hobbies, I think collecting postcards is cheaper right?

The most awesome thing about being in CA is my man is here! I got to see him today. I was so nervous. Long-distance relationships are hard and we hand seen each other in a while. We go to his house I was so nervous I walked up to his door and walked away. But he saw me and opened the door before I walked away again.  His family was there. If I didn’t mention he is American born Mexican.  We did the meet and greets. Last time he came to my home and met my family. My sisters surprised us and came to visit. I love that he is close to his family like I am to mine.

We went to Rubble Castle 

 

And then we went to the movies to see Maleficent 2 after exploring the area a bit and discussing what to do.

Overall the whole experience and day was better then I expected… I was worried he wouldn’t still find me attractive or pleasing. He held my hand the entire movie and every chance he could he hugged me.  I couldn’t stop smiling if I had wanted to. My sister and him got along as well. Tho they had met before. I will see him again in a few days when I stay with him and his family!.😮

 

Keep me in your prayers?

Thanks! Love you all!

Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!😇

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

The Forth and Last leg…Part 1


Hello My Friends,

 

Now I am in California.

I’ve been traveling for about a month now. It has been quite the experience. I have had a much-needed breather and vacation. I am sad it is coming to an end.  I have finally made it to California tho!!! I was moved almost to tears when I first got to Azuza where my aunt once lived. I had planned to visit her there but wasn’t able to visit her in CA at all. I only was able to visit her after she had moved out of state.  It was a strange feeling finally visiting the town after many years of waiting. I felt closer to her, altho she is sadly no longer with us. Azuza was her home through some of her biggest life and career roles.

Azuza, CA

 

This past month has been about rediscovering myself and developing my faith. It has definitely been an answer to my prayers. I am pleased to say that I feel truly blessed and joyful again😊. I found joy and experiences in things I thought I couldn’t have for myself. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and endeavor of courage. I thank God for opening the doors and making ways for this to happen. Azuza was named after the Azuza Street revival in LA. There are numerous books on the revival.

 

 

Like the revival, I felt closer to God in California than I expected to. I had heard how bad that stare was faith wise the for many years…  But there was this cross that as erected up hight somewhere. No matter where we went we could see it. It gave us, speedily me such peace…  

It really moved me emotionally and reminded me of the movie Paul Hogan did.  Titled “Almost an Angel” I suggest you watch it. It is definitely one of the best movies I have seen! I wish they made more movies like this! 

 

 

 

Honesty I did not have as much time to write like I thought I would. However, I did work on my books when able. There was so much to do and take in! I mean look at this hotel!!   It not only had a covered pool it had a swimming river that went under and around spots.  I wish I had been able to swim… They also have gardens all over inside

 

I spent some time in Anaheim with my sister and her best friend. 

Then we went to long beach to visit it with her friend and her family. I learned and participated in brewing coffee according to her friend’s home country’s customs. It is something that she does with company and gatherings. She roasted unroasted green coffee beans in a small flat iron pan/bowl over a burner outside. (Something we do with popcorn seeds.) When they were brown she then cooled them with a fan on an on a plate. Proceeding to grind them in a mortar and pestle. Then brewing the coffee in a traditional clay pot with water and some seasoning, topped with a horsehair plug to keep it from over boiling. Finally, when done she poured each of us some with a little cream if and sugar if we wished in tiny cups. It took a long time to make but it was well worth it!  I wish I hadn’t have lost the images I took. Here is one I found as an example of the brewing jug and drinking cups. Kinda reminds me of a Saki set and jug, tea set, or Tai coffee set.   

If you are interested in learning more about different ways different cultures do coffee you should go here. https://www.culturallyours.com/2019/10/12/traditional-ethiopian-coffee-ceremony/

And Here:

https://www.thecoffeebrewers.com/cocurifrarwo.html?fbclid=IwAR3jdCQf_DSSaJ7RcNafsfRBsGRziKIx7eiUMe4LV3wyDQ2oQk-CPX7EBUs

She said she was sad she hadn’t any popcorn because she usually serves both together. It was a truly beautiful experience and she and her family have an amazing story. I loved each and every one of them ❤! 

 Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

 

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