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,


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.