My many adventures

Hi Folks, sorry I deleted my paragraph where I tell you all about all the places I've been to.
I'm blessed since surviving 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 want to visit.
I've been to Scotland, England, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & SulcukEphesus 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...


Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband went to their beautiful honeymoon to Calabogie Lodge in Ontario. The resort was all wood interior with two bedrooms and the master suite with a bed so big. Glad they enjoyed their first vacation ever! His brother loaned them his BMW which drove like a dream.

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 had my annual cancer check up and everything was great! It makes me so happy unfortunately, my doctor had to retire due to illness and I am trying to get a family doctor. It is horrible when you don't have someone who looks after you and knows you.

So looking forward to the summer with fresh air & warm summer nights. Spring here is pretty good too.

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.

Thanks friends,


Friday, September 24, 2010

Off to Ottawa at the Monterey Inn resort

Ottawa here I come!  I'll be staying at two different hotels and I will be flying Air Canada.  I will be blogging about my travels.

I am here at the Monterey Inn resort.  My first time.  They do not take areoplan or any other reward cards, too bad.  The place looks very unassuming.  It has a separate rock faced check in building where they serve a continental breakfast and a dinning room, which couldn't be used this night due to a function but room service was offered.  I ordered a delicious soup and spinach salad but the fish was over cooked.

The room I was given was in the last building (3 in all), with an elevator to the upper floors.  The room entrances are accessed from the long balcony.  The rooms were quite big, with a small fridge and coffee making machine.  It had a separate sink and the tub and toilet in another room.  I found a few cobwebs on the corners of the wall near the desk, but they did give me an internet cord to hook up my lap top.

The best thing about the room was the back end balcony that looked out over a beautiful river or small lake surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees.  There were patio chairs and small table.  I unfortunately left the sliding doors open and I got a mosquito in.  I hate those bussey things.

There were lots of channels to choose from.  From the front of the door, the pool are with lawn chairs could be seen and it had a great kiddy slide.  Not far from us was Tim Horton's, a great place to get coffee and other things.

My room had a dark blue carpet with a green/blue soft love seat, with a desk, chair and lamp.  There was a small table beside the bed, next to the small sofa.  The bed was comfortable (but I had better) and the pillows were not my favourite.  Next to the TV was a table and two chairs which was located next to the sliding glass doors to the patio.  The air was fresh.

All in all, the service was excellent and the room was fully acceptable.  I am glad I had the opportunity to experience this Inn/Resort.  Would I stay here again, I don't think so, but the main building that you register in has the most beautiful rock entrance ways.  It is very lovely.  The Sunday brunch is by reservation only.  Unfortuately I was not able to try it.   I'll put pictures up later.

We were up here and attend the Peace Officer's Memorial and it was very moving.  I'll do a separate blog on this as I feel it deserves one on its own and I will post pictures from my phone as well.