My many adventures

Hi Folks, I want to dedicate this first part to all the Houston people and now the Florida folks who were and are in the path of dangerous hurricanes. I pray for you, your family and your pets to get through this terrible time in your life. Some countries all around the world are facing flooding, mud slides and war, please send help, relief and prayers their way.

I survived breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I still want to visit.

I've been to Scotland, England, Vancouver, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, Yukon, Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway), a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & Sulcuk, Ephesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...

BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: September 7, 2017

Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband have been married one year. WOW that went fast. Was invited to Toronto in July to receive an Honorary Membership award from my union PSAC/USGE. They even brought my grandson up with me. We visited Niagara Falls, CN Tower and went to Medieval Knights dinner theatre. We had such a fabulous time!

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.
I just love summer! I hope the winter will be gentle to us.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

My granddaughter Layla moved back in so now the family is together again for a while. She is a musician and is going to Community College for a Certificate in Music Finance. She also wants to cook for a living because she just loves food and boy can she cook. I wanted to help her to go to Culinary School but we will have to wait to see when she finally makes up her mind.

My little guy Rialey is now 14 and is 6'1 1/2 ". He is so thoughtful of me and helps me a lot.

I really wanted to travel this year but since retirement, the money is too tight. I'll have to save up but I have all those beautiful memories to keep me smiling for now. Thankfully I have posted most here on my blod.

Take care my blogger friends.

Thanks friends,


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Crystal Palace Hotel in Dieppe, New Brunswick

I took the kids to Crystal Palace.  It is a privately owned Ramada Inn, where they have an inside park with a rollercoaster, mini-golf, big swing, laser tag, lots of kids rides and the good old fashioned horse caraselle ride.  They have lots of other games as well, but some of the games didn't give the correct points so you received less tickets.  The tickets are turned in for prizes.  The rollercoaster was a favourite and so was the bumper cars and the mini-golf. I think I now have future golfers for sure!

We got the 3 night deal, for $699 which included 3 nights, a large family pizza, $120 dollars towards meals either in room or at their restaurant, we also received a family pass for 4 for the Crystal Palace rides and a family day pass at Magic Mountain Water park.  It was a really good deal.  I check out other hotels in the area but they couldn't match this offer.  So I booked it and off we went on the 20th!

We arrived, parked our car and got the luggage out.  We checked in and they gave us a room that views the indoor pool.  Some of the rooms are Themed rooms, like the 50s with a car bed and real jutebox, etc, While it was a little noisey, it was still nice to pull open the big curtains and watch the swimming.  We were on the first floor.  What I didn't like, was that we had to walk out the hall and around the front desk to get in the pool.  The water was warm but it wasn't very deep.  It had a hot tub and a sauna.  The decor around the pool was like caves and mini waterfalls.  This is a family oriented hotel and the pool closed at 10 pm. 

The hotel staff were very accommodating and helpful.  They gave us assistance whenever we needed.  BUT I have to tell you all, it was the housekeeping that I admired!!  I know the condition our room was in when we left each day - terrible, but when we walked past other rooms, I shuddered and thanked the Lord I was not the person cleaning up that mess.  They are angels to do this work, one room after another, day after day.  Thank you to all cleaning people out there, I honour you!

The bed at the Crystal Palace were very comfortable.  The kids loved it, as well as the pillows.  The mattress was sturdy foam because when I climbed in bed, it didn't disturb my niece nor did she move.  This is like the wine commercial where the woman walks on the bed and the wine doesn't move.  Great beds for sure which gave us a beautiful sleep. 

The room was not the biggest I've stayed in but it was sufficient.  Some other themed rooms were smaller, like the 50s room.  Some rooms actually opened up to the pool which I would have liked.  I think by the time we were ready to leave, we all were a little sick of swimming.  The kids however, wanted to go back to the Palace Park and do one more mini-golf.  I have to say, the Park is very circus like and the theatres are right at the entrance to the indoor park.

We had to say good by and begin our trip to Miramichi where we stayed at the Rodd Inn.  Another blog for another great hotel.