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...
Debbie


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 SiteHoundSniffs.com 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,

Debbie

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Hi everyone.  It appears that this is one of Disney's lower end resorts, but I can tell ya, it was awesome!  In 2009, I took the two grandchildren to Disney's Pop Century Resort.  We booked our trip through Book-It.com and I don't regret it.

With our vacation plans, we would be greeted by Disney's Magic Bus Express.  They pick you up at the airport, they have your luggage delivered to your room, so you don't have to wait for it.  They even take you back to the airport at no charge!! There was a few glitches with the reservations through Book-It, but it all ended up being resolved.  The luggage tags are support to be sent prior to your trip, but ours didn't come.  Thankfully, by staying at a Disney resort, we saved us lots of money.  We didn't have to get a taxi or bus to our resort and return; we had Disney buses every 10 minutes leaving the resort to go to the 4 Disney Parks which bring you right to the door of the resort, which is great if you have a disability like me.

I had to request a room next to the main building because the walking would have been too much.  They have about 3 pools at the Pop Century Resort, round, square and  but the one closest to the main building is the largest.  The entire resort is brightly painted with lots of 50s, 60s, 70s themes.  The kids like the huge rubics cube, the old pictures on the wall, and the open-eating area with the gift shop within it.  There was lots of different "food" areas to choose from, depending on what you felt like eating.  One good suggestion is to purchase the Disney mugs because they come with free refills on the resorts and throughout the Disney Parks and they make a great souvenier.  We still use them today.  I think I would consider paying for the meals with the package because many told us it ended up being cheaper in the end, but I guess it depends on what you want to eat and where you might be at the time.  We found the restaurant with the many food areas in the Pop Century Resort to be sufficient and it gave us lots of different choices.
The Pop Century has a ping pong table not far from the main building and the teenagers hung out there a bit.  The little guy, Rialey, just wanted to swim in the very beautiful pool.  We would go to the Disney Parks and then come back for a refreshing swim, sometimes up to 12 midnight.  Our hotel room was facing the pool on the first floor so it was easy to come and go swimming.  I was able to sit outside the door while Rialey slept and watched the people swimming and having fun.  Layla would be off meeting other teens and playing ping pong.  I would lean back and enjoy the beautiful night air! 

The entire Pop Century resort is quite larger and there are lots of buildings for guests to stay in.  Our room was your typical average room.  It had what we needed, 2 beds, a TV, themed wall designs and a regular bathroom.  We didn't come to Disney to spend any great deal of time in our room, but it was a comfortable and pleasant stay.  The made would make up the little Disney characters out of facecloths and put them in the windows, or in our room.  We would walk past other rooms and see these little made up Disney characters in many different windows.  We still have them with us today, probably getting a little dusty!

I loved the fact that if we missed our bus to a Disney Park, we would get the next one within 10 minutes.  I don't have time now, but I will post pictures of our trip, but first I have to find them.  I take lots of pictures where ever I go.

I can honestly say, I thorough enjoyed staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort.  It had everything I needed and was looking for.  Would I go back?  You bet ya! I wouldn't think twice about returning to this resort. If I wanted real fancy resorts then I would go to a time share Resort through my RCI time share.  But this Disney resort was fabulous. 

One tip for you, is to make sure that if you have certain needs, to be sure you make your trip planner aware and the resort aware.  It took a bit of time for the resort to change our room to be next to  the main building.

I would recommend getting the "fast pass" because it really does help plan what and where you will do and go while in the parks.

For people with disabilities, I would suggest you rent an electric carts.  I rented one for the week at $30.00 a day through a private company because the ones at Disney are really expensive.  I rented a wheel chair for the kids to push themselves around for when they got tired.  The electric bike really made it so much easier for me since I have to have both knees replaced but that is for another year.

The last quick thought to tell you, is the absolutely, incredible, wonderful and exciting Disney fireworks!!!!  I have never seen anything so beautiful!  Being there really does make you believe dreams do come true!
Thank you Disney.
Debbie