traveling with friends

Since coming to Spain, I have had to adjust to various things. First off, there is a nine hour difference from here and California, another strange thing is the Spaniard’s eating habits. They wake up late have a light breakfast, snack on tapas (sort of like snack foods but I can’t usually eat them since I don’t eat meat), then they dine around 9:30 or 10pm at night! It’s been so wonderful adjusting and experiencing this culture with friends! Especially my friend Ashley, who has been so encouraging and understanding throughout this trip! I am so grateful for our friendship. In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he talks about friendships of utility, pleasure, and virtuous friendships. I know that Ashley and I have a virtuous friendship because we both have good intentions, we both love Jesus and I know that she helps me become a more kind and loving person, just as a virtuous friendship is supposed to do. I am so grateful that God not only put such a wonderful, true friend in my life but that He also put us on this trip together! It’s so amazing. I can’t wait to leave tomorrow morning for St. Jean where we will begin the hike on Wednesday morning. I can’t believe it’s almost time to start my journey on the Camino. I will strive to be loving and encouraging to those around me. Today we traveled to Segovia and Avila, two villages outside of Madrid! I will post about those travels in the future! Stay true, live justly, and always travel on. Peace and Love.

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