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,


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Miramichi Trip at the Rodd Inn, New Brunswick

Hello Folks.  It was quite a weekend. Starting on Sunday, my birthday, the kids didn't have much time to do anything other than say happy birthday then I was off to the airport.  It went smooth on my way to the plane which is quite a distance from the security entry.

On a little Georgian flight, where you have an aisle and window seat, it was a clear, smooth fly to Moncton.  Some get frightened on these small beach crafts, but I can tell you now, they are awesome.  When I landed in Moncton, I took the train to Miramichi.  It was so smooth and comfortable, not like the olden days with hard benches.  I took a taxi to the Rodd Inn, where I was greeted with the great hospitality I always receive.  The front foyer of the Inn is so spacious with a warm, inviting stone fireplace with little living areas.  You can see the pool through the large windows by the fireplace.

Internet is complimentary and the business centre is beside the front doors, next to the check in desk.  I was checked in to the 3rd floor with a great view of the Miramichi river.  The room was very spacious, the large king bed with a sofa bed, small fridge and coffee table and chair was a warm welcome to a long day of travel.  The TV had lots of channels but the bathroom is so clean! It has nice white towels and shower curtains and the tub is an enclosure.  The vanity hosts a basket with lots of goodies in it, including puff balls, nail file and q-tips.  Everything a person could want.

The building above is one of the sweetest places I have ever seen.  The little red building was a taxi but now belongs to the Irish Pub next to it.  The most unique thing about the little red building is how narrow it is on the left and increases as it gets bigger.  Next time I'm there, I'll take a picture of the side of the building so you can see what I mean.  It is so sweet!  I had to go to meetings so I had to leave my little bit of sanctuary for now, but I'd be back.

When I returned that evening, I decided to take a swim.  I love the warm water, the easy entrance into the water and the temperature.  The pool has very large windows that face the river.  The hot tub is also very nice.

 The pool is one of the best I have ever used.  The warm water is 7 ft deep at one end and the pool has walk down steps, which is great for people with disabilities, like me.  There are large windows that overlook the river.  The hot tub is higher up with about 5 stairs.  I was grateful I had an opportunity to enjoy one night of swimming.

After the swim, I showered and went back to my room and enjoyed blogging, watching TV, then off to dreamland.  Tomorrow was going to be another long day of travel.

When I left the Inn for the Acadian Bus Lines, I discovered the bus broke down and was 2 hours late.  There was a chance I might not make my plane but I decided to take the chance.  When the bus finally came, it looked as if the bus would make it to Moncton, barely. I thought I'd ask the bus driver if he would drop me off directly at the airport because I couldn't afford to miss my flight.  AND HE DID!  He was wonderful!  Thank goodness for the kindness of great people who don't mind helping others, like he did.  Thank you.  He told me his name, but unfortunately, I don't remember and didn't have time to write it down as I had to run to get the plane but I did get his picture.  He is a doll!  I made the plane, sat down and relaxed.  Now I'm going home.  It was great to finally know I was going to make it.

When my driver picked me up at the airport and drove me home, she put on soft music and the hum of the engine was relaxing.  I walked in the front door of my home and the kids started singing Happy Birthday to me, they walked me into the living room where they had a nice fire going in the fireplace and soft music on the TV but the best of all was the home made muffins Layla made for me all by herself.  We sat down to have a muffin and they had made birthday cards for me and there were so beautiful!  They each signed their cards. What a most wonderful way to end long days of travel, good meetings and finally ending up with the ones they love the most.  God's blessings come my way often.
Enjoy my little story.