hopeley(or Dawn) is a member in United States of America . She has been a member for over 5 years (2,132 days).
I live in Northern California. I was raised in an Air Force family for 20 years so we lived many places throughout the USA and Europe,
My memories of Spain are from my mom's stories including my first language was Spanish. Our maid Lolita taught to talk. Other memories are my parent's speaking Spanish (especially when talking about our Christmas gifts as young kids)! My mom made the best paella, handmade tortillas, we have an antique water purifier in our living room. There are pieces of art in our house that represents Spain.
My dream is to someday visit Germany. I want to see my old house and neighborhood, Brusslerstrasse, Kerpen, Germany. My dad worked in Norvenich. Postcrossing reminds me of pen pals I had when my family was in the US Air Force.
I like dogs and cats. I support animal rescue groups. I feel strongly in stopping the over pet population. I educate any chance I get to discuss spay and neutering to prevent the over pet population. I like all animals.
I have many hummingbirds I feed during the Spring and Summer. A few stay behind in the Winter but most return to Mexico when it gets cold. They return every year when the weather is warm. I love watching them from my living room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zRK1wGwl28.
My favorite place to visit is San Francisco. I especially enjoy walking across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a beautiful view. I like listening to podcasts, reading, baking and scrap booking. I like watching baseball. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants.
I love all postcards! I enjoy finding a surprise in my mailbox!