California

I have spent 3 weeks in San Francisco, the weather has been rainy, sunny and chilly, but I’m not complaining, I have a little suntan. Barbara and Stephen have been perfect hosts!!! And it has been nice to get to know Stephen a little better he has interesting business, tests houses for electro-magnetic activity, usually in Celebrity homes (I think you have to have money for this service). Barbara

Friend Barbara and myself at the Pacific Ocean

Friend Barbara and myself at the Pacific Ocean 

is a very clever businesswoman (I would never want to negotiate a deal with her, she would win every time). My old and dear friend Michael

Friend of 30 years Michael wine testing!!

Friend of 30 years Michael wine testing!! 

came for a visit and we went to Sonoma for couple of days.

Vineyards in Sonoma California!

Vineyards in Sonoma California!

Vineyards in Sonoma California!

Vineyards in Sonoma California! 

Vineyards in Sonoma California!

Vineyards in Sonoma California!

I also drove to Mendocino along Northern coastal highway, amazing scenery!!

Beautiful Pacific Ocean at Mendocino in Northern California‎

Beautiful Pacific Ocean at Mendocino in Northern California‎

Beautiful Pacific Ocean at Mendocino in Northern California‎

Beautiful Pacific Ocean at Mendocino in Northern California‎ 

Beautiful Pacific Ocean at Mendocino in Northern California‎

Beautiful Pacific Ocean at Mendocino in Northern California‎

It is a very small town with hippies and very right wing people; it’s an odd combination. I stayed in a very eccentric hotel, that was lovely, but it had a marine toilet (must have gotten a deal). Other than that, I just hung out, I went to couple of events, and spent some time in city etc. Barbara introduced me to Keith Axtell, and his wife Holly, he is head of the Rotary Club International here, but my interest was that he has same name as my maiden name Axtell (there are very few of us around, plus if you meet one they are usually related). They are a lovely couple; they took me to dinner and gave me piles of information. This is very important to me, I know very little of my history, because my Father died when I was very young, my mother was ill, and I was only child, plus, no relatives.

‎I also spent hours on phone trying to sort out why US customs in Toronto put VISA in my passport, then I finally spoke to State Department (I think it is sorted out), but I won’t know for sure until I cross again. I also have 4 friends in Brussels and I sent them emails when I heard of the attacks, they all replied and are fine, (the world is not a friendly place)

I am going back to Toronto with a busy calendar until I leave for UK (I am very excited!!!)

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Spring!!!!

P.S Homelessness seems to be large issue here!!

Extra pictures:

Very large deck of beautiful home on the San Francisco bay, (the late Robin Williams was her neighbour)

Very large deck of beautiful home on the San Francisco bay, (the late Robin Williams was her neighbour) 

Waterfall

Waterfall 

Friend Deborah!

Friend Deborah! 

The desk from movie Godfather that Marlon Brando sat behind!! At the Frank Coppola Winery!!

The desk from movie Godfather that Marlon Brando sat behind!! At the Frank Coppola Winery!!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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3 Responses to California

  1. Prue Chambers says:

    Many Happy Returns of the Day! Greetings and Best Wishes for a Super Day sent from Beijing! Love from us both Prue and Bruce Sent from my iPad

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  2. Prue Chambers says:

    Hi Betty Thanks so much for this note. We love Mendocino, so know where you have been and are glad you enjoyed it! We are cruising between Shanghai and Beijing and will be away until April 25th, so you won’t hear much from me until after we get home! Meantime, take care and have fun! Love Prue

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. So glad you enjoyed your stay here. We enjoyed having you! xxx Barbara

    On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 9:18 PM, The Nomadic Intern wrote:

    > Betty Steinhauer posted: “I have spent 3 weeks in San Francisco, the > weather has been rainy, sunny and chilly, but I’m not complaining, I have a > little suntan. Barbara and Stephen have been perfect hosts!!! And it has > been nice to get to know Stephen a little better he has interes” >

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