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, November 17, 2010

Corner Brook Glynmill Inn November 2010

This is a wonderful, old Inn, with heritage, culture and warmth.  It is presently owned by Steele Hotels.  As you look at the pictures, the inviting warmth of the lovely Inn will shine through, then you'll know why I love staying here.

Staff are so friendly and helpful. There is a lovely little Art Galley in the main lobby that hosts many local Newfoundland Artists.  Paintings throughout the Inn will make you stop and wonder what the artist thought as they painted the picture.

They have a lovely country pub downstairs and there is even a small elevator to help those with lots of luggage or those who need a hand to get up and down to their rooms.  The Glynmill doesn't have a swimming pool, but it does have a lovely little playground and it is next to the river surrounded by beautiful shrubs and trees.  It's as country as any Inn could get.  The history is a little long but I'll rewrite it for you at the end of the blog and pictures. 
The entrance is wide and spacious.
The old, antique look brings the
the look of old England.  The long windows and antique wood shine while greeting its guests.

My favourite room is the Tutor Room, which is just off the desk, near the business centre for guests.  The first thing you notice is the large looming oval wooden doors.  Since I love British history, especially Henry VIII, this room brings that richness to life for me.

You can see the Tutor doors here from the front desk.  The door with its English style luster in wood with large, antique handles is waiting for me to enter, yet again.

I open the doors and walk into a very large living area with high ceilings.  The furniture is modern but decorated with such warm, inviting colours that make you feel right at home.  In the living area, there is a dark wooden table and two chairs along with a desk and a wall mounted flat screen TV. 

The spacious living area is delightfully decorated with warm pastels of cocoa, blue and touch of pink.  You can feel immediately at home as you settle in for the night. the wooden door ads the antiquity to the room while an inviting chair awaits you for dinner.

Then you look down a short, hardwood floor hallway.  Immediately to your left is the luxurious bathroom with a shower and jacuzzi.  It is one small luxury I allow myself.   It has a modern toilet, shower and sink.
It has two sets of lights, depending on what mood you're in!

 I love the decor of the bathroom.  The light coloured wood is accented by the colour and designs around the room.  The jacuzzi is very large and the jets relax the body with their gentle humming and rushing of the water around your body.  I actually enjoyed the shower this time as well.  We had a water problem so I couldn't use the jacuzzi the first time and I was surprised how enjoyable it was.

 I continue on to the bedroom which is very large with a king bed.  The Inn remodelled the beds with the pillow mattresses and matching comforters, sheets and pillows.  There is a mounted flat screen TV on the wall, in between two extremely large, long windows. 
 An antique vanity with a stool waits for the ladies to gently put their personal items gingerly on it.  A chair sits in the corner, waiting for a tired guest to rest their weary bones. The walls throughout are painted in the warmest, comforting colour I have ever seen.  The bedroom walls look as if they are wallpapered but there not.  Someone took the time to use two colours and a sponge to make the flowered impression.  I love this so much and wish I could duplicate it.  So impressed was I that I found the colour they painted their walls and then painted my own walls the same.  Everyone loves it!  What a luxury I've allow myself.  When I enter this room, I know I am home (for a little while anyway).  You can see the walls on the far side.  It looks like a design and it is but it is done with sponge (I think).  It is a magical place for me when in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where the people are wonderful, the scenery outstanding and the air so fresh!  I'll blog on the scenes from Corner Brook and show you what Marble Mountain is like.  Some of the greatest skiing is done on this mountain.  Thanks for taking the time to enjoy my travel blog.